DSU Paramedic Medication Contraindications

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  1. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Contraindications
    Known sensitivity, chronic alcoholism, liver/renal disease, pregnancy, anemia
  2. Aspirin Contraindications
    Known sensitivity, GI bleeds, bleeding disorders, hemorrhagic stroke, peptic ulcers, children with flu like symptoms, children under 12 years old,
  3. Lorazepam (Ativan) Contraindications
    Known sensitivity to benzodiazepines and benzyl alcohol, pregnancy, closed angle glaucoma, COPD, sleep apnea
  4. Ipratropium bromide (Atrovent) Contraindications
    Known sensitivity to atropine, bromide, soybean or peanuts
  5. Albuterol (Proventil, ventolin) Contraindications
    Known sensitivity, severe cardiac disease, heart block, tachycardia dysrhythmias
  6. Adenosine (Adenocard) Contraindications
    Known sensitivity, sick sinus syndrome, second and third degree heart block,
  7. Atropine Sulfate Contraindications
    Known sensitivity to belladonna alkaloids, closed angle glaucoma, Acute MI, myasthenia gravis, GI obstruction
  8. Activated Charcoal Contraindications
    Coma, GI obstruction, ingestions of acids, bases, Cyanide, lithium, Methanol, Ethanol,
  9. Amiodarone (Cordarone) Contraindications
    Known sensitivity, pregnancy, neonates, infants, cardiogenic shock.
  10. Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride (Benadryl) Contraindications
    Known sensitivity, acute asthma attack, lower respiratory tract disease, neonates.
  11. Calcium Chloride Contraindications
    Hypercalcemia, digoxin toxicity, ventricular fibrillation.
  12. Dextrose Contraindications
    Hyperglycemia, delirium tremens, intracranial and intraspinal hemorrhage
  13. Dopamine (Intropin) Contraindications
    Ventricular fibrillation, tachydysrhythmias, pheochromocytoma, hypovolemia.
  14. Epinephrine 1:1,000 Contraindications
    Closed angle glaucoma, nonanaphylactic shock, but none in an emergency
  15. Epinephrine 1:10,000 Contraindications
    none in an emergency
  16. Etomidate (Amidate) Contraindications
    Known sensitivity, labor/delivery
  17. Fentanyl Citrate (Sublimaze) Contraindications
    Known sensitivity to opioids, myasthenia gravis,
  18. Furosemide (Lasix) Contraindications
    Known sensitivity, hypovolemia, renal impairment
  19. Glucagon Contraindications
    Known sensitivity, insulinoma, pheochromocytoma
  20. Haloperidol (Haldol) Contraindications
    Known sensitivity, depressed mental status, Parkinson’s disease
  21. Hydroxocobalamin Contraindications
    Known sensitivity
  22. Lidocaine (Xylocaine) Contraindications
    Known sensitivity to amides, heart block, supraventricular dysrhythmias, Adam-stokes syndrome, Wolf-Parkinson-white syndrome.
  23. Magnesium Sulfate Contraindications
    AV block, GI obstruction
  24. Meperidine (Demerol) Contraindications
    Known sensitivity to opioids
  25. Morphine Sulfate Contraindications
    Known sensitivity to opioids, shock, hypovolemia, head trauma
  26. Midazolam (Versed) Contraindications
    Known sensitivity
  27. Naloxone (Narcan) Contraindications
    Known sensitivity
  28. Nitroglycerin Contraindications
    Known sensitivity, increased intracranial pressure, erectile dysfunction medications.
  29. Oxytocin (Pitocin) Contraindications
    Known sensitivity, second fetus, hypertonic uterus,
  30. Promethazine (Phenergan) Contraindications
    Known sensitivity, breastfeeding, coma, jaundice, Reye`s syndrome, bone marrow suppression
  31. Phenylephrine (Neo-synephrine) Contraindications
    Known sensitivity, ventricular fibrillation, tachycardia dysrhythmias, pheochromocytoma, closed angle glaucoma, severe hypertension
  32. Propofol (Diprivan) Contraindications
    Known sensitivity to Propofol, soybean oil, eggs, benzyl alcohol.
  33. Rocuronium (Zemuron) Contraindications
    Known sensitivity
  34. Sodium Bicarbonate Contraindications
    Metabolic alkalosis
  35. Succinylcholine (Anectine) Contraindications
    Known sensitivity, malignant hyperthermia, trauma
  36. Alteplase (TPA) Contraindications
    Known sensitivity, active internal bleeding, history of CVA, known bleeding diathesis, severe uncontrolled hypertension, intracranial or intraspinal surgery or trauma within two months, intracranial neoplasm, ateriovenous malformation, or aneurysm
  37. Vasopressin Contraindications
    Responsive patients with cardiac disease
  38. Vecuronium (Norcuron) Contraindications
    Known sensitivity
  39. Ondansetron (Zofran) Contraindications
    Known sensitivity, GI obstruction
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