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Dr. Raymond Yung
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Procainamide (Overview)

Procainamide hydrochloride is a rhythm control agent which is a kind of cardiovascular drug.


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How does quinidine, procainamide, and disopyramide treat atrial fibrillation?

How does quinidine, procainamide, and disopyramide treat atrial fibrillation?

Variable: These medications are older antiarrythmics that have been around for decades and may suppress af. They must be used very cautiously and only by very experienced cardiologists, due to their potential to actually cause potentailly life threatening ventricular arrythmias in certain patients - called a pro-arrthymic effect..Newer medications have been shown to be both safer and more effective. ...Read more

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Dr. Raymond Yung
65 doctors shared insights

Procainamide (Overview)

Procainamide hydrochloride is a rhythm control agent which is a kind of cardiovascular drug.


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What is a procainamide challenge testing for?

What is a procainamide challenge testing for?

Reveals Arrhythmia : Procainamide is a local anesthetic that acts on sodium channels. In the heart muscle sodium channels play a central role in the excitability of myocardial cells. So if you are given a bolus of this drug, it has the ability to increase the detection rate of an arrhythmia without losing predictive value. Meaning if it can produce an arrhythmia you may have a condition that needs to be treated. ...Read more

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What class of anti-arrhythmic is the drug procainamide?

What class of anti-arrhythmic is the drug procainamide?

Class 1A: Procainamide is a Class 1A Antiarrythmic. It is used in patients with certain arrhythmia problems and is part of the ACLS/PALS protocols. ...Read more

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Besides procainamide what substitutions are available?

Besides procainamide what substitutions are available?

Not simple: Procainamide is an arrhythmic medication with very specific indications. Other medications in this class are not simple substitutions for each other. This is why cardiologists get paid the big bucks. ...Read more

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Betaseron (interferon beta 1b) adverse reactions?

Betaseron (interferon beta 1b) adverse reactions?

Multiple..: 1) depression 2) allergic reaction 3) injection site necrosis http://www.Rxlist.Com/betaseron-drug/side-effects-interactions.Htm. ...Read more

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Are propranolol and Sectral (acebutolol) both anti-arrhythmic?

Mildly: They're not actually classified as anti-arrhythmic medications, but are often used for benign arrhythmias such as PSVT and PVCs. ...Read more

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Drug interactions between ranexa (ranolazine) and diltiazem?

Drug interactions between ranexa (ranolazine) and diltiazem?

Yes: Diltiazem interacts with Ranexa (ranolazine) in the liver and increases its level in the blood stream. Can prolong qt and cause rythm disturbances. Other side effects from renexa likely: constipation, dizziness, headache, nausea., palpitations, dizziness and blurred vision. These are more likely with this combination, but many people on this combination of drugs. Double check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Any chloromycetin (chloramphenicol sodium succinate) interactions?

Any chloromycetin (chloramphenicol sodium succinate) interactions?

306 interactions: There are 306 drugs that are known to interact with chloromycetin (chloramphenicol sodium succinate). There are 3 disease interactions with chloromycetin (chloramphenicol sodium succinate) (chloramphenicol) which include: colitis, bone marrow suppression , renal/liver disease. Use this to check for interactions with chloromycetin (chloramphenicol sodium succinate): http://www.Drugs.Com/drug-interactions/chloramphenicol, chloromycetin (chloramphenicol sodium succinate).Html. ...Read more

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Is cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) a drug prescribed to treat dermatomyositis?

Is cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) a drug prescribed to treat dermatomyositis?

Yes: Cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) is an immunosuppressant drug used to treat a variety if conditions. In rheumatology it is most commonly used to treat certain types of lupus. Cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) has been used successfully to treat dermatomyositis. It can help lower and or eliminate the steroid dose. ...Read more

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What are cordarone, betapace, (sotalol) procanbid used for?

What are cordarone, betapace, (sotalol) procanbid used for?

Arrhythmias: They are used for abnormal rhythms of the heart, usually for atrial fibrillation, but also used for ventricular arrhythmias such as ventricular tachycardia. ...Read more

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Glatiramer acetate (copaxone) vs. Interferon?

Glatiramer acetate (copaxone) vs. Interferon?

See answer below: Both are used in rrms with similar efficacy levels. Copaxone (glatiramer) does not need blood monitoring and is administered as a subcutaneous sc injection daily. Side effects include injection site reactions. Interferons need lab work monitoring, can be a weekly injection into a muscle (avonex), every other day sc (betaseron) or three times a week sc (rebif). Most commo side effects include flu-like symptoms. ...Read more

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Is cardiazem (diltiazem) a hypertension drug

Is cardiazem (diltiazem) a hypertension drug

Yes and no: Cardizem is a medicine with a few different indications. It can be used for blood pressure, though it's not that effective for this reason. More commonly, it's used to slow down your heart and control fast rhythms like atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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Antidote for beta blocker overdose?

Antidote for beta blocker overdose?

Answer: If severe or symptomatic, intravenous pressers (drugs that mimic adrenaline) and/or temporary pacing is needed. This is not to be tried at home kids! if not severe and patient young/healthy, might only need close monitoring and IV fluids in icu. I hope this person is in a hospital! ...Read more

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Difference of Verapamil & Diltiazem? Does Diltiazem cause more Vasodilation? "an intermediate class between phenylalkylamine and dihydropyridines"???

Difference of Verapamil & Diltiazem? Does Diltiazem cause more Vasodilation? "an intermediate class between phenylalkylamine and dihydropyridines"???

Too many individual: response variables; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calcium_channel_blocker offers reasonable overview. Yet, be aware: all the calcium channel blockers, except amlodipine (neutral), in observational databases, ?mortality. Best outcomes & lowest mortality rates: optimize NMR lipoproteins, HbA1c = 5.0%, ACE inhibitors (Aceon/Altace) or ARBs combined with carvedilol, carefully adjusted to responses. ...Read more

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How is systemic lidocaine infusion administered?

How is systemic lidocaine infusion administered?

With : Intravenous line, also called angiocath or heplock. Pretty much the standard. ...Read more

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Is lidocaine tetracaine safe?

Is lidocaine tetracaine safe?

Two different meds: If I understood your question correctly, lidocaine (an amide) is also a local anesthetic, yet chemically it is different from tetracaine (an ester). The chance of allergic reaction is higher with ester-type drug (Novocaine, tetracaine). Duration and metabolism is also different. One should consult a doctor with the specific questions regarding safety. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Will chloromycetin (chloramphenicol sodium succinate) interact with other medications?

Will chloromycetin (chloramphenicol sodium succinate) interact with other medications?

306 interactions: There are 306 drugs that are known to interact with chloromycetin (chloramphenicol sodium succinate). Use this to check if any of the medications you're taking interact with chloromycetin (chloramphenicol sodium succinate): http://www.Drugs.Com/drug-interactions/chloramphenicol, chloromycetin (chloramphenicol sodium succinate).Html. ...Read more