Poster presentation completed at ASHP Midyear Clinical Conference & Exhibition
Background: Angiotensin II is a vasopressor agent used for septic shock and has been found to effectively raise the blood pressure in patients who did not respond to other conventional high dose vasopressors. Angiotensin II’s wholesale acquisition cost (WAC) of $1800 per vial creates a significant financial burden for health care institutions. A limited warranty manufacturer program replaces angiotensin II vials in patients not achieving an increase in mean arterial pressure (MAP) of at least 10 mmHg or to >65mmHg within the first 3 hours of initiation.
Objective: Evaluate compliance with angiotensin II institutional restriction criteria and assess response to therapy to determine if cost savings through limited warranty program could be realized through therapy response evaluation.
Baumgartner, Kevin PharmD; Linn, Dustin D PharmD, BCCCP; and Todt, Michael PharmD, "Medication Use Evaluation of Angiotensin II" (2022). Pharmacy. 80.