slows AV conduction
second- or third-degree heart block, sick-sinus syndrome, knownhypersensitivity to the drug.
Arrhythmias, including blocks, are common at the time of cardioversion. Usewith caution in patients with asthma.
Facial flushing, headache, shortness of breath, dizziness, and nausea.
6 mg rapid IV bolus over 1-2s; after 1-2 minutes, 12-mg dose over 1-2 seconds.
IV with 20cc flush
Initial dose: 0.1mg/kg; max 1st does = 6mg; Rapid IV bolus w/5ccflush
Amiodarone HCL (Cordarone)
Antiarrhythmic (Group III)
Prolongs action potential and refractory period. Slows the sinus rate; Increases PRand QT intervals. Decreases Peripheral vascular resistance.
Life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias such as ventriculartachycardia andventricular fibrillation.
Severe sinus node dysfunction, Sinus Bradycardia, Second andThird Degree Block, Hemodynamically significant bradycardia
Hypotension, Nausea, Anorexia, Malaise – Fatigue, Tremors, Pulmonarytoxicity, Ventricular escape beats
DOSAGE: Adults – V-Fib / V-Tach without pulses:
300 mg IV
(max is 2.2g IV/24 hrs)Adults – Ventricular arrhythmias with a pulse
: 150 mg over 10 minute. rpt every 10 min.
Maintenance Infusion: 540mg IV over 18 hours (0.5mg/min)
5mg/kg rapid IV bolus
: 5mg/kg IV over 20-60 min.
Blocks platelet aggregation.
New-onset chest pain suggestive of MI signs and symptoms suggestive orrecent CVA.
GI bleed, ulcer, hemorrhagic stroke, bleeding disorders, kids withflu symptoms
Heartburn, nausea and vomiting, wheezing.
324 mg PO or chewed q4hr.
over 12: 40-100mg/kg/day in divided doses