Amiodarone

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quaydud3
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87412
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Amiodarone
Updated:
2011-05-24 07:27:39
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Pharmacology
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  1. Class
    Antiarrhythmic
  2. Actions
    Both alpha and beta blocking properties; relaxes vascular smooth muscle; decreases perphrial vascular resistance; increases coronary blood flow; blocks effects of sympathetic stimulation
  3. Indications
    Used to treat life threating ventricular and superventricular dysrhythmias, including pulseless VT/VF and Stable and/or unstable wide complex tachycardias,
  4. Contraindications
    Do not use in patients in cardiogenic shock, severe bradycardia or second or third degree block, patients with hypotension
  5. Side effects
    Decreased B/P and Heart Rate, AV Block, Muscle weakness, tingling, fatigue, and dizziness
  6. Dosage and Administration
    • Cardiac arrest: 300mg IVP may repeat once in 5 minutes at 150 mg IVP for recurrent or refactory VF/VT.
    • Wide comlpex tachycardia wuth a pulse: 150mg IV over 10 minutes (Maximum three 150mg doses.)
    • pediatric dose :5mg/kg IV

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