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Pharmacology and Actions
Propranolol is a nonselective beta-blocker affecting both bronchial and cardiac sites. It reduces heart rate, myocardial irrtability, contraction force, cardiac output, and blood pressure.
Ventricular fibrillation and pulseless ventricular tachycardia refractory to lidocaine and breylium and selected SVTs.
- 2nd and 3rd degree heart blocks
- Cardiogenic Shock
Precautions and Side Effects
- Respiratory Distress
- AV Heart Blocks
- Profound Bradycardia
1-3mg slow IVP (over 2-5mins) not to exceed 1mg/min
(may repeat in 2 mins) Max dose of 0.1mg/kg
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