Verapamil

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busdriverre
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3656
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Verapamil
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2010-01-02 16:38:42
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  1. CLASS :
    Calcium channel blocker
  2. ACTIONS :
    • Verapamil has a negative inotropic effect, and therefore causes perihperal and vasodilation
    • decreases the demand for myocardial oxygen
    • slows AV conduction and prevents reenrty during PSVT.
  3. INDICATIONS :
    PSVT resistant to Adenosine
  4. CONTRAINDICATIONS :
    • hypotension
    • cardiogenic shock
    • hypovalemic shock
    • Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome
    • v-tach
  5. PRECAUTIONS :
    • Patients should be supine when being administered Verapamil due to the
    • potential for postural hypotension
  6. SIDE EFFECTS :
    • nausea
    • vomiting
    • bradycardia
    • heart block
    • dizziness
    • headache
    • asystole
  7. DOSAGE :

    ROUTES :
    • 2.5 - 5 mg every 2-3 min, 5-10 mg can be given after 15-30 min if PSVT
    • continues, with a max. dose of 30mg/kg in30 min.

    IV

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