MEDICATIONS WE USE

Medications We Use

Medication Formulary


We use a variety of different medication depending on the extent of dehydration, among many other medical factors such as allergies and medical history. Our medications are formulated to help you feel better as quickly as possible and are given through an IV by one of our medical professionals. All of our medical personnel are required to have an active and valid Texas Department of State Health Services Certification of EMT-intermediate (Advanced EMT) or EMT-Paramedic. Our employees are certified to use only the approved medications that are listed below:

Ketorolac Tromethamine

Classification:
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug 

Indications:
Management of mild to moderate pain

Contraindications:
Hypersensitivity, Aspirin-sensitive asthma, nasal polyps, angioedema, allergies to ASA or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, cardiac disease, renal failure, kidney disease, history of stroke, history of GI disease, liver disease, pregnancy

Dosage:
30 mg IVP over 30 seconds

Side Effects:
• Upset Stomach, Mild Nausea or Vomiting, Diarrhea, Constipation;
• Mild Heartburn, Stomach Pain, Bloating, Gas;
• Dizziness, Headache, Drowsiness;
• Sweating
• Ringing in ears
Ondansetron
Classification:
Antiemetic

Indications:
Nausea and vomiting

Contraindications:
Allergy to Ondansetron, use of Apomorphine

Dosage:
4mg SIVP over 2 minute

Side Effects:
• Constipation 
• Diarrhea
• Fever
• Headache
• Pain, Itching, Burning, Swelling, or Stinging at injection site
Famotidine
Classification:
Histamine - 2 blocker

Indications:
Heartburn, acid indigestion

Contraindications:
Allergy to famotidine or similar drugs

Dosage:
10 mg PO

Side Effects:
• Constipation
• Diarrhea
• Upset Stomach
• Headache
• Dizziness
• Nausea
• Vomiting
Epinephrine 1:1000
Classification:
Sympathomimetic

Indications:
Anaphylaxis

Contraindications:
Chest pain, Hypertension

Dosage:
0.3 mg IM

Side Effects:
• Cardiac dysrhythmias
• Angina
• Hypertension
• Palpitations
Diphenhydramine
Classification:
Anti-histamine

Indications:
Allergic reaction
Anaphylaxis

Contraindications:
Asthma
Pregnancy
Intoxication from alcohol or depressants

Dosage:
25-50 mg IVP

Side Effects:
• Sedation
• Drowsiness
• Anti-cholinergic effects
• Wheezing
• Blurred vision
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