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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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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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Whats sodium amytal?

Whats sodium amytal?

Sodium amytal: Sodium amytal - also known as "truth serum" is a barbiturate - has addiction and abuse potential. It is a CNS depressant. And has been used as a sedative hypnotic. ...Read more

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Benztropine mesylate uses?

Benztropine mesylate uses?

There are a few uses: Benztropine is an anticholinergic drug used to reduce the side effects of antipsychotic treatment, such as pseudoparkinsonism and dystonia. It is also a second-line drug for the treatment of parkinson's disease. It improves tremor but not rigidity and bradykinesia. It is also sometimes used for dystonia, a rare disorder that causes abnormal muscle contraction. ...Read more

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Is atenolol ototoxic?

Is atenolol ototoxic?

Possibly: In clinical trials, very rare side effect, at about 0.007%. ...Read more

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Why use sodium polystyreme sulfonate (kayexalate)?

Why use sodium polystyreme sulfonate (kayexalate)?

See below: Powder is hard to swallow as it tastes bad, and needs to be suspended in a liquid anyway kayexelate is used to decrease the pottassium level in the blood, mainly in patients with kidney disease and decreased kidney function. ...Read more

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Is metformin hydrochloride (glucophage xr) nephro toxic?

Is metformin hydrochloride (glucophage xr) nephro toxic?

No: Metformin is not known to be toxic to the kidneys. The concern may be when a patient has naturally kidney function and they take metformin. That person may then be at (rare, but still documented) risk of a condition called lactic acidosis - a potentially dangerous, body-wide build-up of lactic acid that interferes with the delivery with oxygen. ...Read more

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Side effects of kayexalate (sodium polystyrene sulfonate) powder for kidney patient?

Side effects of kayexalate (sodium polystyrene sulfonate) powder for kidney patient?

Side effects: Common reactions are nausea and gastric irritation. In serious cases, you could have severely low potassium levels, intestinal obstruction/necrosis, and perforation of the bowel wall. ...Read more

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What is nipride (nitroprusside) drip?

What is nipride (nitroprusside) drip?

Nitroprusside: Nipride is nitroprusside a vasodilator (means open up blood vessels) which is used to lower blood pressure. It is given intravenously(through the veins) and is usually used in severe hypertensive(high blood pressure) situations. It needs to be closely monitored as it can at times lower blood pressure too much. ...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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What is dobutrex (dobutamine) prescribed for?

What is dobutrex (dobutamine) prescribed for?

Dobutamine: IV medication given primarily for congestive heart failure from heart muscle weakening. This increases the ability of the heart to contract and increase blood flow throughout the body helping with heart failure symptoms. Used with diuretic therapy (Lasix) to get extra fluid/water out of the body. Used in hospital but can be used at home for chronic therapy for end-stage heart failure. ...Read more

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When is inapsine (droperidol) used?

When is inapsine (droperidol) used?

Refractory PONV: Inapsine (droperidol) is also known as Droperidol which was extensively used in 90s then it had fda warning for qt prolongation leading to cardiac arrest so we have not been using it unless patients have resistant postoperative nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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Why is digoxin contraindicated in ventricular tachycardias?

Why is digoxin contraindicated in ventricular tachycardias?

Ventricular tachycar: Ventricular tachycardia is a dangerous cardiac rhythm and one of the abnormal rhythms caused by digoxin toxicity. Digoxin could cause worsening of VT or conversion to vf. ...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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What is florinef (fludrocortisone)?

What is florinef (fludrocortisone)?

Mineralcorticoid: Your adrenal glands make a class of hormone called mineralcorticoid. It helps maintain blood pressure. If your adrenals can't produce it for whatever reason, Florinef (fludrocortisone) is a pill substitute for those hormones. ...Read more