Verapamil (Isoptin, Calan)

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mcarter
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Verapamil (Isoptin, Calan)
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2011-05-11 16:47:19
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Verapamil Isoptin Calan
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Paramedic Drugs
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  1. Class
    Calcium Channel Blocker
  2. Description
    Clacium channel blocker that causes relaxation of vascular smooth muscle and slows conduction through the AV node.
  3. Mechanism of Action
    Slows conduction through the AV node, inhibits reentry during PSVT, decreases rate of ventricular response and decreases myocardial oxygen demand.
  4. Onset of Action
    • Onset: 5min
    • Preak: 5-10min
    • Duration: 10-60min
    • Half-life: 2-8hrs
  5. Indications
    Used in PSVT refractory to adenosine
  6. Contraindications
    Heart Block, conduction system disturbance
  7. Precautions
    Should not be used in pt receiving IV beta blockers, hypotension
  8. Side Effects
    Dizziness, Hypotension, Nausea, Vomiting
  9. Adult Dose
    initial dose of 2.5-5mg if PSVT is not converted in 15-30min a 2nd dose of 5-10mg may be administered.
  10. Pedi-dose
    • 0-1 years: 0.2mg/kg (max 2.0mg) administered slowly.
    • 1-15 years: 0.1-0.3mg/kg (max 5.0mg) administered slowly.
  11. Max Dose
    30mg in 30min.
  12. Routes of Administration
    IV/IO
  13. How Supplied
    prefilled syringes and vials.

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