Amiodarone

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Amiodarone
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2011-06-09 02:12:28
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  1. AMIODARONE
    Antidysrhythmic
  2. TRADE NAME
    Cordarone, Pacerone
  3. DESCRIPTION
    Acts directly on myocytes to inhibit beta1 and alph1 receptors.
  4. ACTIONS
    • 1. Prolongs duration of the action potential
    • 2. Prolongs refractory period
    • 3. Relaxes vascular smooth muscle
    • 4. Reduces peripheral vascular resistance
  5. INDICATIONS
    Amiodarone is used to treat life threatening ventricular and supraventricular dysrhythmias
  6. CONTRA
    • Known Hypersensitivity
    • Cardiogenic shock
    • Severe sinus bradycardia
    • Advanced AV block
  7. SIDE EFFECTS
    • 1. Cardiogenic shock
    • 2. Brady dysrhythmias
    • 3. Muscle weakness
    • 4. Dizziness, vomiting
  8. ADMINISTRATION
    • IV/IO:
    • 300 mg push, repeat X1 in 3-5 min

    • Perfusing VT:
    • 150 mg over 10 min followed by a 1 mg/min over 6 hours. Max 2g/day
  9. ONSET/DURATION
    Rapid, long elimination creates high risk of toxicity

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