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Doctor insights on: Intravenous Drip

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Are intravenous solutions isotonic?

Are intravenous solutions isotonic?

Depends: Normal saline (0.9% nacl) and lactated ringer's (lr) is very close to isotonic. Hypertonic saline, hypotonic saline (0.45% nacl), d5w (dextrose 5%), d5ns, and d5 1/2ns are not. It all depends on the fluid and electrolyte needs. ...Read more

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An intravenous in chimiotherapy has stretched my chordae tendinease . How can you explain it? Thanks.

An intravenous in chimiotherapy has stretched my  chordae tendinease . How can you explain it? Thanks.

Cardiomyopathy: Some chemotherapeutic agents can cause the side effect on the heart muscles cases them to become weak and dilated, along with that the cordae tendinae / muscle bands inside the heart gets stretched too. ...Read more

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How can I administer epinephrine intravenously?

How can I administer epinephrine intravenously?

Intravenous: Yes, you may need epinephrine intravenously from time to time but please make contact with your treating physician to advise you when and when not to take an injection. You will also be advised carefully how to deliver the medication. ...Read more

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What should I expect during and after an intravenous lidocaine infusion?

What should I expect during and after an intravenous lidocaine infusion?

IV?: IV lidocaine may correct temporally an abnormal cardiac rhythm but is not long term therapy. In general patients don't feel anything in particular but be wary if you feel numbness of the tongue/lips and ringing in the ears. That's a sign the lido level is high. If this is epidural, spinal or isolated nerve block there will be a reduction of pain and weakness of the involved nerve. ...Read more

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What to do if I have lidocaine injected intravenously instead of just numbing tissue?

IV Lidocaine: Lidocaine, in low doses, is actually injected intravenously in certain clinical situations. Toxic levels of this medication would first cause neurologic symptoms and then cardiovascular sequelae. If small amounts are injected IV in the process of infiltrating tissue, it is unlikely that one would suffer any major complications. ...Read more

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How does intravenous fluids wear off?

How does intravenous fluids wear off?

Medical Questions: I am not sure if I am missing the point. But, all fluids in your body go through the liver, lungs and kidneys and are used up and cleaned up and excreted. I am not sure why you wonder about this. If I am missing the point then please ask again. ...Read more

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What is the rate at which intravenous fluids enter your body?

Rate is adjustable: And decided by treating physician. It may vary from 30cc/h to wide open. ...Read more