Top 200 drugs brand/generic/class/dose/issues Flashcards

QD Renal
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Acetaminophen 300mg /Codeine 30mg
Tylenol #3
Narcotic analgesic
30-60mg codeine Q 4-6 hours (Maximum 4g APAP/day)
Hepatic
Acyclovir Zovirax Antiviral
PO: 200mg 3-5 times/day IV: 10 mg/kg/dose or 500 mg/m2/dose every 8 hours for 7 days Obese patients should be dosed using ideal body weight Renal
Albuterol Inhaler Proventil, Ventolin, ProAir HFA Beta2 agonist
1-2 puffs Q 4-6 H prn (Maximum 12 inhalations/day ) Minimal systemic absorption
Alendronate Fosamax Bisphosphonate
Prophylaxis: 5mg QD or 35mg Q week Treatment: 10mg QD or 70mg Q week
Allopurinol Zyloprim Xanthine oxidase inhibitor
200-600mg/day in divided doses (800mg/day) Renal
Alprazolam Xanax Benzodiazepine
0.25-1mg TID Elderly: 0.125-0.25 mg twice daily
Amiodarone Cordarone, Pacerone Class III antiarrhythmic
PO: 800-1600mg/day in 1-2 divided doses IV: 150-300mg infused over 10 minutes Hepatic
Amitriptyline Elavil TCA
Oral: 50-150 mg/day single dose at bedtime in divided doses; dose may be gradually increased up to 300 mg/day (Maximum 400mg/day)
Amlodipine Norvasc CCB
2.5-10mg QD Reduce starting dose in the elderly Hepatic
Amoxicillin Amoxil, Trimox Penicillin antibiotic
250-500mg Q 8 H or 500-875mg Q 12 H
Amoxicillin/Potassium Clavulanate Augmentin Penicillin antibiotic
250-500mg TID or 875mg BID Renal
Ampicllin/Sulbactam Unasyn Pencillin antibiotic
I.M., I.V.: 1-2 g ampicillin (1.5-3 g Unasyn®) every 6 hours
Anastrazole Arimidex Antineoplastic agent/Aromatase inhibitor
1mg once daily
Atenolol Tenormin Beta-blocker
PO: 25-50mg QD IV: 1.25-5 mg Renal
Atomoxetine Strattera Norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor
40-80mg QD (maximum 100mg/day) Hepatic
Atorvastatin Lipitor HMG Co-A reductase inhibitor
10-80mg QD
Azithromycin Zithromax Macrolide antibiotic
Illness dependent, typically 500mg on day 1 followed by 250mg QD x 4 days, or 1-2 g as a single dose IV: 250-500 mg qd
Aripiprazole Abilify Atypical antipsychotic
10-15mg QD (Max 30mg/day)
Benazepril Lotensin ACE-I
20-40mg QD Renal
Benazepril/Amlodipine Lotrel Combination antihypertensive (ACE-I and CCB)
Amlodipine: 2.5-10mg Benazepril: 10-40mg
Bisoprolol/HCTZ Ziac Antihypertensive combination (Beta blocker and thiazide diuretic) QD
Hepatic and Renal (HCTZ)
Bupropion SR Wellbutrin SR Antidepressant, Dopamine reuptake inhibitor
150mg BID (450mg/day) Hepatic and Renal
Buspirone Buspar Antianxiety agent
7.5-15mg BID (60mg/day) Hepatic and Renal
Buprenex Subutex Opioid for withdrawal
12-16mg/day for opioid dependence
Candesartan Atacand ARB
4-32mg daily Hepatic
Carvedilol Coreg, Coreg CR Beta blocker
Immediate release: 3.125-50mg BID Extended release: 10-80mg once daily
Cefaclor Ceclor 2nd generation cephalosporin
PO: 250-500mg Q8H, pediatrics: 20-40mg/kg/day given BID Renal
Cefazolin Ancef 1st generation cephalosporin
IV: 250mg-2gm Q6-12H (12 gm/day) Renal
Cefdinir Omnicef 3rd generation cephalosporin
300mg BID x10d
Cefepime Maxipime 4th generation cephalosporin
IV: 1-2gm Q8-12H Renal
Cefixime Suprax 3rd generation cephalosporin
PO: 400mg/day divided every 12-24 hours Renal
Cefotaxime Claforan 3rd generation cephalosporin
IM, IV: 1-2gm Q8-12H Renal
Cefotetan Cefotan 2nd generation cephalosporin
IM, IV: 1-6gm divided into Q12H dosing Renal
Cefoxitin Mefoxin 2nd generation cephalosporin
IM, IV: 1-2gm Q6-8H Renal
Ceftazidime Fortaz 3rd generation cephalosporin
IM, IV: 500mg-2gm Q6-12H Renal
Ceftriaxone Rocephin 3rd generation cephalosporin
IM, IV: 1-2gm Q12-24H
Cefuroxime Ceftin, Zinacef 2nd generation cephalosporin
PO: 250-500mg BID IM, IV: 750mg-1.5gm Q8H Renal
Celecoxib Celebrex COX2 selective NSAID
200mg BID
Cephalexin Keflex 1st generation cephalosporin
250-1000mg Q 6 H (4g/day)
Ciprofloxacin Cipro Fluoroquinolone antibiotic
PO: 500mg BID IV: 200-400 mg every 12 hours
Citalopram Celexa SSRI
20-40mg QD (60mg/day)
Clarithromycin Biaxin Macrolide antibiotic
250-500mg BID
Clindamycin Cleocin Lincosamide antibiotic
PO: 150-450mg Q 6-8 H IM, IV: 1.2-1.8 g/day in 2-4 divided doses; maximum dose: (4.8 g/day) (PO: 1.8g/day) Hepatic
Clonazepam Klonopin BZD
0.25-0.5mg BID (Max 4mg/day) To D/C, treatment should be withdrawn gradually
Clonidine Catapres Alpha2 adrenergic agonist
PO: 0.05-0.4mg BID Transdermal Patch: 0.1-0.3mg once weekly (2.4mg/day)
Clopidogrel Plavix Antiplatelet agent
75mg QD Non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome: Initial: 300 mg loading dose
Conjugated Estrogens Premarin Estrogen derivative
0.3-1.25mg daily Doses vary per patient. Cyclic dosing may be used. Hepatic
Cyclobenzaprine Flexeril Skeletal muscle relaxant
5-10mg TID
Cyclosporine, opthalmic Restasis Immunosuppressant agent
1 gtt in both eyes q 12 h
Diazepam Valium Benzodiazepine
PO: 2-10mg BID-QID Rectal gel: 0.2 mg/kg IM, IV: 2-10 mg, may repeat in 3-4 hours if needed Reduce dose in the elderly
Diclofenac Voltaren, Flector (patch) NSAID
PO: 50mg TID Patch: apply 1 patch twice daily to most painful area (sprain, strains, contusions) Renal
Digoxin Lanoxin, Digitek Cardiac glycoside, class IV antiarrhythmic
PO: 0.125-0.5mg QD Reference range:CHF: 0.5-0.8ng/mL Arrhythmias: 0.8-2ng/mL Renal
Diltiazem Cartia XT CCB
PO: 120-420mg QD IV: Initial bolus dose: 0.25 mg/kg actual body weight over 2 minutes (average adult dose: 20 mg) Use with caution in hepatic and renal failure
Diltiazem CD Cardizem, Cartia, Taztia, Dilacor CCB
180-240mg QD (480mg/day) Hepatic, use with caution in hepatic and renal impairment
Dipyidamole 200mg/ASA 25mg Aggrenox Antiplatelet agent
1 capsule BID Hepatic and Renal
Donepezil Aricept Acetylcholinesterase inhibitor
5-10mg QHS
Doxazosin Cardura Alpha1 antagonist
4-8mg QD (16mg/day) Hepatic
Doxycycline Vibramycin Tetracycline antibiotic
100-200mg/day in 1-2 divided doses Partially inactivated in GI tract
Duloxetine Cymbalta SNRI
40-60mg QD (120mg/day) Hepatic and Renal
Enalapril Vasotec ACE-I
2.5-40mg QD; IV(enalaprilat): 1.25mg/dose over 5 minutes q6h up to 5mg/dose
Enoxaparin Lovenox Low molecular weight heparin
Prophylaxis: 30 mg BID or 40 mg QD subcutaneously Treatment: 1mg/kg BID or 1.5mg/kg QD subcutaneously Renal
Eplerenone Inspra Selective Aldosterone Blocker
50 mg QD-BID (max 100 mg/day) Renal
Escitalopram Lexapro SSRI
10-20mg QD
Esomeprazole Nexium PPI
20-40mg QD
Eszopiclone Lunesta Hypnotic, non-BZD
2mg QHS (max dose 3mg) Avoid taking with fatty meals
Ezetimibe Zetia Antilipidemic agent
10mg QD Available with simvastatin as Vytorin
Famotidine Pepcid H2 antagonist
PO: 20-40mg QD-BID IV: 20mg Q12H Renal
Fenofibrate Tricor Fibric acid antilipidemic
48-145mg QD (max 145 mg/day) Renal
Fexofenadine Allegra Antihistamine
60mg BID or 180mg QD Renal
Fluconazole Diflucan Antifungal
PO, IV: 200-800mg QD; for yeast infection: 150mg x1 dose Renal
Fluoxetine Prozac SSRI
20-40mg QD (for depression)(max 80 mg/day) Hepatic
Fluticasone Flovent HFA, Flonase Inhaled corticosteroid
Oral Inhalant: 88-220mcg BID
(max 440 mcg BID) Intranasal: 2 sprays in each nostril once daily
Fluticasone and salmeterol Advair Diskus Inhalted corticosteroid and B2 agonist
1 puff BID of any dose
(max Fluticasone 500 mcg BID)
Folic Acid Folic Acid Water soluble vitamin
1mg po daily
Furosemide Lasix Loop diuretic
10-40mg BID
Gabapentin Neurontin Anticonvulsant
300-600mg TID (max 3600 mg) Renal
Gemfibrozil Lopid Fibric acid
600mg BID, 30min before breakfast and dinner
Glimepiride Amaryl Sulfonylurea
1-4mg QD with breakfast (max 8 mg/day) Renal
Glipizide Glucotrol Sulfonylurea
Initial: 5mg QD (max 40 mg QD) Hepatic and Renal
Glipizide ER Glucotrol XL Sulfonylurea
Initial: 5mg QD, titrate up (max 20 mg/day) Hepatic and Renal
Glyburide Diabeta, Micronase Sulfonylurea
1.25-20mg/day (max 20 mg/day) Renal Hydrochlorothiazide
Hydrodiuril Thiazide diuretic
Edema: 25-100mg QD HTN: 12.5-50mg QD (max 200 mg/day) Renal
Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen Vicodin; Norco (contains 325mg APAP); Lortab (contains 500mg APAP) Narcotic analgesic
1-2 tabs Q 4-6 H prn (max 4 mg/day APAP) Hepatic
Hydrocodone 10mg/Chlorpheniramine
8mg Tussionex Antitussive; opioid analgesic 5mL q 12 h (Max 10mL/day) Contraindicated in children <6yo. For children 6-12yo use half the adult dose.
Hydroxyzine Atarax Antihistamine, antiemetic
25-100mg Q 4-6 hrs PRN Hepatic
Ibandronate Boniva Bisphosphonate
PO: 150mg once monthly IV: 3mg q 3 months Renal
Ibuprofen Motrin, Advil NSAID
200-800mg TID-QID (max 3200 mg/day RX max 1200 mg/day OTC)
Imipenem/Cilastatin Primaxin Carbapenem antibiotic
IV: 250-1000mg Q 6-8 hrs (max 4g/day)
IM: 500-750 mg Q 12 hrs (max 1500 mg/day) Renal and Hepatic
Insulin Aspart NovoLog Insulin
Insulin Detemir Levemir Insulin
Insulin Glargine Lantus Insulin Partially metabolized in the skin
Insulin Glulisine Apidra Insulin
Insulin Lispro Humalog Insulin
Ipratropium Atrovent Anticholinergic
2 inhalations QID (max 12 inhalations/day)
Ipratropium and albuterol Combivent Bronchodilator (anticholinergic and B2 agonist)
2 inhalations QID
(max 12 inhalations/day)
Irbesartan Avapro ARB
150-300 QD
Irbesartan/HCTZ Avalide Combination antihypertensive (ARB and thiazide diuretic)
150/12.5mg initially and titrate up (max 300/25mg) Renal (HCTZ)
Isosorbide Mononitrate Imdur Nitrate, vasodilator
30-60mg QAM (max 240 mg/day)
Lamotrigine Lamictal Anticonvulsant
225-375 mg/d in 2 divided doses Hepatic and Renal
Lansoprazole Prevacid
PPI 15-30mg QD
Latanoprost Xalatan Antiglaucoma
1 gtt daily in the affected eye(s) Do no exceed the once daily dosage to avoid diminished effectiveness in IOP lowering.
Levetiracetam Keppra Anticonvulsant
Initial dose: 500mg BID Immediate realease; 1000mg daily extended release Renal
Levofloxacin Levaquin Fluoroquinolone antibiotic
PO and IV: 250-750mg QD Renal
Levothyroxine Synthroid, Levoxyl, Levothroid Thyroid product
1 QD 30 min before breakfast (dosage will vary)1 mcg/kg average dose
Linezolid Zyvox Oxazolidinone antibiotic
PO and IV: 600mg Q12H 2 metabolites may accumulate in renal dysfunction, avoid foods containing tyramine
Lisinopril Zestril, Prinivil ACE-I
HTN: 10-40mg QD CHF: 20-40mg QD Renal
Lorazepam Ativan Benzodiazepine
2-6mg in divided doses (max 8mg)
Losartan Cozaar ARB
25-100mg QD (max 100 mg/day)
Losartan/HCTZ Hyzaar Combination antihypertensive (ARB and thiazide diuretic)
1 QD Renal (HCTZ)
Meclizine Antivert Antihistamine
25-100mg/day in divided doses
Meloxicam Mobic NSAID
7.5-15mg QD (max 15 mg/day)
Memantine Namenda NMDA Rc antagonist
Initial: 5mg daily, then titrate up to 20mg daily Renal
Meropenem Merrem antibiotics- carbapenem
1.5-6 g/day divided every 8 hours (max 6g/day) Monitor for sign of anaphylaxis during first dose. For dialysis patients: administer dose after dialysis. Hepatic and Renal
Metformin Glucophage Biguanide
500-1000mg BID with meals (max 2550 mg/day) Do not use if sCr >1.5mg/dL in males or >1.4mg/dL in females. Hepatic and Renal
Metformin ER Glucophage XR Biguanide
500mg QD-1000mg QD with the evening meal (max 2000 mg QD) Hepatic and Renal
Methotrexate Rheumatrex DMARD, antifolate Arthritis
PO: 7.5mg Q week (max for arthritis 20 mg/week) Hepatic and Renal
Methylphenidate Concerta CNS stimulant
18-54mg QAM (6-12 years max 2 mg/kg/day or 54 mg/day; 13-17 years max 72 mg/day)
Methylprednisolone Medrol Corticosteroid
Tapered dose using 4mg tablets
Metoclopramide Reglan Prokinetic, antiemetic
PO: 10-15mg/dose QID IV: 10-20mg over 1-2 minutes, Chemotherapy dose is 1-2mg/kg Boxed warning about risk of tardive dyskinesia with long term use, high doses, or in elderly. Renal
Metolazone Zaroxolyn Thiazide-like diuretic
2.5-20mg qd 5mg is approximately equal to 50mg HCTZ.
Metoprolol Succinate Toprol XL Beta blocker
25-100mg QD (max 400 mg/day)
Metoprolol Tartrate Lopressor Beta blocker
25-100mg BID (450 mg/day)
Metronidazole Flagyl Miscellaneous antibiotic
Depends upon use, PO or IV: 500-750mg Q6-8H
(max 4 grams/day) Hepatic and Renal
Midazolam Versed Benzodiazepine
PO, IM, IV dosage forms, depends on use Pre-op sedation: IV 0.02-0.04 mg/kg
Minocycline Minocin, Dynacin Tetracycline antibiotic
100mg BID (max 400 mg/day) Renal
Mirtazapine Remeron Antidepressant, Alpha2 antagonist
15-45mg QD Renal
Montelukast Singulair Leukotriene receptor antagonist
10mg QD
Moxifloxacin Avelox Fluoroquinolone antibiotic
PO and IV: 400mg QD
Nabumetone Relafen NSAID
1000mg/day in 1-2 divided doses (max 2000 mg/day) Renal
Naproxen Naprosyn NSAID
250-500mg BID (max 1250 mg/day)
Niacin Niaspan Antilipidemic, water soluble vitamin
500-1000mg QHS (max 2 g/day)
Nifedipine ER Procardia XL CCB
30-60mg QD (120-180 mg/day) Hepatic
Nitrofurantoin Macrodantin, Macrobid Miscellaneous antibiotic
Macrodantin: 50-100mg Q 6 H
(max 400 mg/day) Macrobid: 100mg BID Renal
Nitroglycerine Nitroquick, Nitro-Dur, Nitro-stat Vasodilator
PO: 2.5-9mg BID to QID
IV: 5mcg/min-200mcg/min
Patch: 0.2-0.4mg/hr
Oint: 1/2" Q6H
Sublingual: 0.2-0.6mg Q 5 min Translingual: 1-2 sprays Q 3-5min (max 3 doses/15 min)
Nortriptyline Pamelor TCA
25mg TID-QID (max 150mg/day) Hepatic
Olanzapine Zyprexa Atypical antipsychotic
5-20mg QD (max 30mg/day)
Olmesartan Benicar ARB
20-40mg QD Excreted in the feces
Omega-3-acid ethyl esters Lovaza Miscellaneous antilipemic agent
4g/day Do not use if:
fish allergy; may cause prolonged bleeding time.
Omeprazole Prilosec PPI
20-40mg QD
Oxcarbazepine Trileptal Anticonvulsant
Initial: 300mg BID; titrate based on prior therapy Renal
Oxycodone OxyContin Narcotic analgesic
10-40mg BID (Use caution >160mg BID) Hepatic
Oxycodone/APAP Endocet, Percocet, Tylox Narcotic analgesic
Oxycodone: 5-30mg Q 4-6 H prn
(max 4gm of APAP) Hepatic
Pantoprazole Protonix PPI
PO: 40mg QD IV: dose to effect, 0.05-0.1mg/kg bolus (max 240mg QD)
Paroxetine Paxil SSRI
20mg QD (max 60mg/day) Hepatic and Renal
Paroxetine CR Paxil CR SSRI
12.5-37.5mg QD (max 75mg/day) Hepatic and Renal
Penicillin VK Veetids Penicillin antibiotic
Children: 25-50mg/kg/day Adults:125-500mg Q 6-8 H (max of 3g per day in children <12) Renal
Phenytoin Dilantin Anticonvulsant
200-1200mg/day Adjustment dose in cirrhosis Hepatic
Pioglitazone Actos Thiazolidinedione
15-45mg QD (max 45mg/day) Hepatic
Piperacillin/Tazobactam Zosyn antibiotic, penicillin
IM, IV: 2.25-4.5gm Q6H Renal
Polyethylene glycol MiraLax, GlycoLax Osmotic laxative
17g QD
Potassium Chloride K-Dur, Klor-Con, Micro K Electrolyte supplement
40-80mEq/day (max 400mEq/day)
Pravastatin Pravachol HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor
10-80mg QD (max 80mg/day) Hepatic and Renal
Prednisone Deltasone Corticosteroid
Varies, must taper dose if longer than 5 days Adjustment dose in hyperthyroidism Hepatic
Pregabalin Lyrica Anticonvulsant; Analgesic
variable Renal
Promethazine Phenergan Antihistamine, antiemetic
12.5-25 mg every 4-6 hours PRN
Propofol Diprivan general anesthetic
variable
Propoxyphene-N/APAP Darvocet-N 100 Analgesic combination
1 Q 4 H prn (max 600mg propoxyphene/ 4 g APAP) Hepatic and Renal
Propranolol Inderal Beta blocker
PO: 40-320mg/day
IV: 1-3mg bolus(max 640mg/day) (decrease initial dose in cirrhosis) Hepatic
Quetiapine Seroquel Atypical anti-psychotic
150-400mg BID (max 800mg/day)
Quinapril Accupril ACE-I
10-40mg QD Renal
Rabeprazole Aciphex PPI
20mg QD
Raloxifene Evista SERM
60mg QD
Ramelteon Rozerem Hypnotic, non-BDZ
8 mg PO within 30 minutes of bedtime
Ramipril Altace ACE-I
2.5-5mg QD(max 20mg/day) Hepatic and Renal
Ranitidine Zantac H2 antagonist
PO: 150mg BID IV: 50mg Q6-8H(max 600mg/day) Renal
Risedronate Actonel Bisphosphonate
5mg QD or 35mg Q week Renal
Risperidone Risperdal Atypical antipsychotic
1-4mg BID (max 16mg/day) Hepatic and Renal
Ropinirole Requip Dopamine agoinst
Parkinsons: 0.25mg-1mg TID Restless leg syndrome: 0.25mg-4mg QHS Reduced clearance in the elderly
Rosiglitazone Avandia Thiazolidinedione
4-8mg QD Therapy should not be initiated if the patient exhibits active liver disease
Rosuvastatin Crestor HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor
5-40mg QD (max 40mg/day) Dosage adjustment with concomitant medications: cyclosporine and gemfibrozil Hepatic and Renal
Sertraline Zoloft SSRI
50-100mg/day (max 200mg/day) Hepatic
Sildenafil Viagra, Revatio PDE-5 inhibitor
ED: 25-100mg 1 hr prior to sexual activity Pulmonary HTN: 20mg TID (4-6hr apart) Renal and Hepatic
Simvastatin Zocor HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor
20-40mg QHS (max 80mg/day) Dosage adjustment with concomitant medications: cyclosporine and danazol Sitagliptin Januvia DPP IV inhibitor 100mg daily Renal
Spironolactone Aldactone K+ sparing diuretic
25-200mg QD depending upon use CrCl <10mL/min: avoid use Renal
Sulfamethoxazole 800mg / Trimethoprim 160mg Bactrim DS, Septra DS Sulfonamide antibiotic
1 BID CrCl <15mL/min: use is not recommended Renal
Sumatriptan Imitrex Seratonin Rc agonist
po: 25-100mg as a single dose. May repeat dose in 2 hours. (Max 200mg/day) Intranasal and SQ dosage forms also available Hepatic
Tamsulosin Flomax Alpha1 antogonist
0.4-0.8mg QD ½ hour after the same meal each day
Telithromycin Ketek Ketolide antibiotic
800mg once daily for 5 days (tonsillitis/pharyngitis)
800mg once daily for 7-10 days (community-acquired pneumonia)Do not use if: hypersensitivy to Ketek,
myasthenia gravis,history of hepatitis,concurrent use of cisapride or pimozide. Renal
Temazepam Restoril Benzodiazepine
15-30mg QHS Lower doses in the elderly
Terazosin Hytrin Alpha1 antagonist
1-20mg QD (max 20mg/day)
Ticarcillin/Clavulanate Timentin Penicillin antibiotic
IV: 3.1gm Q4-6h Hepatic and Renal
Tiotropium Spiriva Anticholinergic agent
1 capsule daily (18 mcg) Renal
Tolterodine Detrol LA Anticholinergic, overactive bladder
2-4mg QD Hepatic and Renal
Topiramate Topamax Anticonvulsant
25-200mg BID (max 1600mg/day) Hepatic and Renal
Tramadol Ultram Analgesic
50-100mg Q 4-6 H (max 400mg/day) Renal impairment: (max 200mg/day) Hepatic and Renal
Tramadol/APAP Ultracet Analgesic
2 tabs Q 4-6 H prn (max 4gm of APAP) Renal impairment:
(2 tablets Q 12 hours; treatment should not exceed 5 days). Renal
Trazodone Deseryl Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor/Antagonist
Initial 50mg TID (max 600mg/day)
Triamterene/HCTZ Maxzide, Dyazide K+ sparing diuretic/ thiazide diuretic
37.5/25mg QD-BID
(max 300mg triamterene/200mg HCTZ) Renal
Valacyclovir Valtrex Antiviral agent
500-1000mg BID Renal
Valproic acid Depakote Anticonvulsant
1000-2500mg/day (max 60mg/kg/day) Hepatic and Renal
Valsartan Diovan ARB
80-160mg QD (max 320mg/day) Hepatic
Vancomycin Vancocin Antibiotic, misc.
IV: 2-3 g/day in divided doses Q 6-12 hrs PO: 500-1000 mg/day in divided doses Q 6 hours (max 3 g/day) IV: administer over at least 60 minutes, Red man syndrome may occur if infusion is too rapid. Renal
Varenicline Chantix Smoking cessation aid
Days 1-3: 0.5 mg once daily Days 4-7: 0.5 mg twice daily
Maintenance (week 2-12): 1 mg twice daily Renal
Venlafaxine Effexor XR SNRI
37.5-75mg QD with food (max 225mg/day) Hepatic and Renal
Verapamil SR Calan SR CCB and class IV anti-arrhythmic
PO: 120-360mg/day in 1-2 divided doses
IV: 2.5-5mg over 2 minutes No benefit >360mg/day
Warfarin Coumadin Anticoagulant
5mg QD (2-10mg QD)
Ziprasidone Geodon Atypical antipsychotic
20-40mg BID with food. (Max 80-100mg BID depending on indication)
Zolpidem Ambien, Ambien CR Hypnotic, non-BZD
Ambien: 5-10mg qHS (max 10mg/day) Ambien CR 6.25-12.5mg qHS Hepatic
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