Indications Refractory ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia

Indications refractory ventricular fibrillation and

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Indications: Refractory ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia (ACLS), reatment for Torsades de Pointes, Seizures associated with eclampsia and alcohol withdrawal, Dysrhythmias associated with digitalis toxicity.
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Calcium gluconate Indications: Hyperkalemia Calcium channel blocker OD Hypotension associated with magnesium sulfate or calcium channel blocker administration Hydrofluoric acid burns Interactions: Will precipitate if mixed with sodium bicarbonate Nifedipine (Procardia) Action: Blocks calcium channels Nifedipine (Procardia) Side Effects: Palpitations, Dizziness, Nausea, Flushing, Headache, Reflex tachycardia, Cardiotoxicity in excessive dosages Adverse Drug Interactions: Beta Blockers (Intentionally prescribed to prevent reflex tachycardia), Grapefruit juice (Increase nifedipine concentration) Patient Teaching: Tell patient chest pain may increase when starting drug or changing dosages, Tell patient not to take with grapefruit juice Indomethacin- Indocin Action: Anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antipyretic activities by inhibiting prostaglandin synthesis Inhibits COX-1 and COX-2 Uses: Rheumatoid arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Bursitis, Tendonitis, Gouty arthritis Use in children: Can be used for patent ductus arteriosus in premature infants adverse effects: Dizziness, Somnolence, Insomnia, Headache Contraindications: Salicylate hypersensitivity, Past history of GI bleeding Ampicillin class: penicillin
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Use:Treating a bacterial infection, respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections, meningitis, etc Therapeutic effect: stopping the growth of bacteria. Side Effects: Nausea,vomiting,diarrhea, stomach pain, rash Contraindications: Hypersensitivity to penicillins, Cautiously in severe renal insufficiency Nursing implications: Administer on an empty stomach 1 hour before meals or 2 hours after meal with full glass of water. Patient education: Use this medicine for the full prescribed length of time, even if you feel better. Skipping doses will need to an antibiotic resistance Valtrex Class: Antiviral Indications: Varicella (including in HIV), herpes labialis, herpes zoster (shingles, including in HIV), genital herpes simplex (suppression and transmission reduction; initial and recurrent episodes), suppresion of recurrent PO and genital herpes MOA: Rapidly converted to acyclovir which is further converted to acyclovir triphosphate. Acyclovir triphosphate inhibits replication of herpes viral DNA by competitive inhibition of viral DNA polymerase, incorporation and termination of growing viral DNA chain, and inactivation of viral DNA polymerase. Adverse effects: rash, abdominal pain, N/V, HA, fatigue SERIOUS: thrombotic thrombocytopenia, purpura, aseptic meningitis, encephalopathy, seizure, hemolytic uremic syndrome
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