Card Set Information
Type of drug; antidysrhythmic, anticholinergic, parasympatholytic, antimuscarinic
Mechanism of Action
blocks acetylcholine at parasympathetic neuroeffector sites on AV and SA nodes; increases cardiac output, heart rate by blocking vagal stimulation
Symptomatic bradycardia < 60 bpm; reversal of anticholinesterase
Contraindications & Precautions;
:Increases myocardial oxygen demand, CHF, HTN. May be harmful if used to treat AV block (Mobitz II and 3rd degree block); doses less than the minimum may slow the heart rate.
Route and Dosage;
Bradycardia Adult IV 0.5 mg q 3-5 min., max 0.03-0.04 mg/kg; Peds 0.02 mg/kg (min. dose 0.1mg, max dose 0.5 mg)
Adverse reactions and side effects;
tachycardia, paradoxical slowing in 3rd degree block, dry mouth, dilated pupils.