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Medications for Shock

About Shock

Shock is a life-threatening condition that occurs when the body is not getting enough blood flow. This can damage multiple organs. Shock requires IMMEDIATE medical treatment and can get worse very rapidly.

Drugs used to treat Shock

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
dopamine 1.0 1 review
Rx C N

Generic name: dopamine systemic

Brand name:  Myocard-DX

Drug class: inotropic agents, vasopressors, catecholamines

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norepinephrine Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: norepinephrine systemic

Brand name:  Levophed

Drug class: vasopressors, catecholamines

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For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Adrenalin Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: epinephrine systemic

Drug class: vasopressors, adrenergic bronchodilators, catecholamines

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epinephrine Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: epinephrine systemic

Brand names:  Adrenalin, Adrenaclick, Adrenalin Chloride

Drug class: vasopressors, adrenergic bronchodilators, catecholamines

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For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

hydrocortisone Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: hydrocortisone systemic

Brand names:  Cortef, Solu-Cortef

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

dobutamine Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: dobutamine systemic

Brand name:  Dobutrex

Drug class: inotropic agents, vasopressors, cardiac stressing agents, catecholamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Levophed Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: norepinephrine systemic

Drug class: vasopressors, catecholamines

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methylprednisolone Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: methylprednisolone systemic

Brand names:  Solu-Medrol, Medrol, Depo-Medrol, Medrol Dosepak, MethylPREDNISolone Dose Pack …show all

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

dexamethasone 1.0 1 review
Rx C N

Generic name: dexamethasone systemic

Brand names:  Dexamethasone Intensol, De-Sone LA, Dxevo

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Solu-Medrol Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: methylprednisolone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

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Cortef Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: hydrocortisone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

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Dexamethasone Intensol Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: dexamethasone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

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Dobutrex Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: dobutamine systemic

Drug class: inotropic agents, vasopressors, cardiac stressing agents, catecholamines

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albumin human Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: albumin human systemic

Brand names:  Albuminar-25, Albutein, Flexbumin, Albuminar-5, Albuminar-20, Buminate, Human Albumin Grifols, Albuked, Albuked 5, Albuked 25, Albumin-ZLB, Albuminex, Alburx, Kedbumin, Plasbumin, Plasbumin-5 …show all

Drug class: plasma expanders

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Medrol Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: methylprednisolone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

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phenylephrine Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: phenylephrine systemic

Drug class: vasopressors, decongestants

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Solu-Cortef Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: hydrocortisone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

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Adrenaclick Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: epinephrine systemic

Drug class: vasopressors, adrenergic bronchodilators, catecholamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Adrenalin Chloride Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: epinephrine systemic

Drug class: vasopressors, adrenergic bronchodilators, catecholamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Depo-Medrol Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: methylprednisolone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

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Medrol Dosepak Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: methylprednisolone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

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Isuprel Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: isoproterenol systemic

Drug class: vasopressors, adrenergic bronchodilators, catecholamines

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MethylPREDNISolone Dose Pack Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: methylprednisolone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

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De-Sone LA Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: dexamethasone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

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Dxevo Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: dexamethasone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

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For professionals: Prescribing Information

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription Only.
OTC Over the Counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
Pregnancy Category
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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