DSU Paramedic Medication actions

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DSU Paramedic Medication actions
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Medication actions
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  1. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Action
    inhibits prostaglandin
  2. Aspirin Action
    Prevents the chemical thromboxane A2,
  3. Lorazepam (Ativan) Action
    Potentiates the actions of GABA
  4. Ipratropium bromide (Atrovent) Action
    Inhibits interaction of acetylcholine receptors on the bronchial smooth muscles causing bronchodilation.
  5. Albuterol(Proventil, ventolin) Action
    binds to the beta 2 receptors which relaxes smooth muscles causing bronchodilation
  6. Adenosine (Adenocard) Action
    slows the impulses at the AV node
  7. Atropine Sulfate Action
    Blocks acetylcholine at the muscarinic receptors sites (blocks the vagal stimulation)
  8. Activated Charcoal Action
    Absorbs certain toxins
  9. Amiodarone (Cordarone) Action
    Prolongs duration of action potential and effective refractory period
  10. Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride (Benadryl) Action
    H1 receptor antagonist
  11. Calcium Chloride Action
    needed for maintenance of nervous, muscular, skeletal function, cardiac contractility, and blood coagulation.
  12. Dextrose Action
    Increases the blood glucose levels
  13. Dopamine(Intropin) Action
    Act on beta 1 and alpha receptors causing increased cardiac output and vasoconstriction
  14. Epinephrine Action
    Stimulates the sympathic nervous system causing an increase heart rate, blood pressure, and bronchodilation
  15. Etomidate (Amidate) Action
    unknown
  16. Fentanyl Citrate (Sublimaze) Action
    Binds the opioid receptors
  17. Furosemide (Lasix) Action
    Inhibits the reabsorption of sodium and chloride at the distal and proximal tubule and in the loop of henle.
  18. Glucagon Action
    converts glycogen into glucose
  19. Haloperidol (Haldol) Action
    Blocks postsynaptic dopamine receptors
  20. Lidocaine (Xylocaine) Class
    Antidysrhythmic
  21. Lidocaine (Xylocaine) Action
    blocks the sodium channels and increases the action potential
  22. Magnesium Sulfate Action
    Blocks peripheral neuromuscular transmission and a peripheral vasodilator
  23. Meperidine (Demerol) Action
    Binds to the opioid receptors
  24. Morphine Sulfate Action
    Binds to the opioid receptors
  25. Midazolam (Versed) Action
    Binds to benzodiazepine receptors producing GABA effects
  26. Naloxone (Narcan) Action
    Binds and blocks the opioid receptors
  27. Nitroglycerin Action
    Causes the vascular smooth muscles to dilate
  28. Oxytocin (Pitocin) Action
    Causes uterine smooth to contract
  29. Promethazine (Phenergan) Action
    Competes with H1 receptors
  30. Phenylephrine (Neo-synephrine) Action
    Alpha 1 agonist causing vasoconstriction
  31. Propofol (Diprivan) Action
    Produces GABA like effects
  32. Rocuronium (Zemuron) Action
    Inhibits transmission of nerve impulses by binding with cholinergic receptors sites.
  33. Sodium Bicarbonate Action
    neutralizes acidosis
  34. Succinylcholine (Anectine) Action
    Inhibits transmission of nerve impulses by binding with cholinergic receptors sites
  35. Alteplase (TPA) Action
    produces fibrin conversion of plasminogen to plasmin
  36. Vasopressin Action
    Causes vasoconstriction independent of the adrenergic
  37. Vecuronium (Norcuron) Action
    Inhibits transmission of nerve impulses by binding with cholinergic receptors sites
  38. Ondansetron (Zofran) Action
    Binds the serotonin receptors

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