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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Mivacurium (Overview)

Mivacurium is a neuromuscular blocker which is a kind of anesthetic agent.


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Can nalbuphine (nubain) be used intrathecally?

Can  nalbuphine (nubain) be used intrathecally?

No: Only three drugs are fda approved for intrathecal administration: morphine, Baclofen and ziconotide. Other medications are used by physician discretion. Nalbuphine has not being used at all. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Mivacurium (Overview)

Mivacurium is a neuromuscular blocker which is a kind of anesthetic agent.


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What is mivacurium?

What is mivacurium?

Muscle relaxant: Mivacurium is a medication used during general anesthesia to relax muscles. It takes effect quickly and has a relatively short duration compared to other muscle relaxants such as vecuronium or rocuronium. It is given only into a vein, and must be used only by anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists, or anesthesiology assistants trained in providing general anesthesia as it stops breathing. ...Read more

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When is atracurium used?

When is atracurium used?

Renal failure/insuff: Atracurium is a muscle relaxant which is not dependent on kidney for elimination. So we use it for patients with poor kidney function or failure. ...Read more

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Where to find out what mivacurium is?

Where to find out what mivacurium is?

Paralytic: Mivacurium is one of the medications used by anesthesiologist to paralyze muscles during surgery. It is short acting, and usually wears off by it self. During the time that it is effective a ventilator must be used to help the patient breathe. ...Read more

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How is bupivacaine administered?

How is bupivacaine administered?

Multiple ways: Bupivacaine is a long-acting local anesthetic. As such, it can be injected around a site to be operated on (local infiltration), around a nerve or group of nerves supplying an area of the body (a nerve block), into the sac of fluid bathing the spinal cord (spinal block) or outside that sac (epidural block), essentially numbing up a larger area (usually the lower half of the body) ...Read more

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Why is chlordiazepoxides, diazepam, clofibrate, barbiturates contraindicated in renal failure?

Why is chlordiazepoxides, diazepam, clofibrate, barbiturates contraindicated in renal failure?

Impaired elimination: All drugs that are taken are eventually metabolized and eliminated from the body. Although liver enzymes perform the bulk of metabolizing of these agents, elimination of the drug and their metabolites relies, to varying degrees, on the kidney. If the kidneys are failing, elimination is impaired, and a toxic buildup of the drug and/or its metabolites is possible. ...Read more

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What is nipride (nitroprusside) used for?

What is nipride (nitroprusside) used for?

Nitroprusside/niprid: In the us, nipride (nitroprusside) is indicated for lowering blood pressure in cases of hypertensive crisis, for acute congestive heart failure, & for lowering blood pressure to decrease bleeding. In other countries it has additional indications for use. ...Read more

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What is pyridostigmine bromide used for?

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What is pyridostigmine bromide used for?

Pyridostigmine: For muscle weakness in Myasthenia gravis, curare toxicity, Orthostatic hypotension, Chronic axonal polyneuropathy. ...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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Can capoten (captopril) be administered sublingual?

Can capoten (captopril) be administered sublingual?

Don't: In general, unless your doc specifically prescribed it that way, avoid sublingual administration of oral medicines. This route can bypass the pill's time-release formulation, releasing too much medicine all at once, or can result in higher/faster absorption than the pill-in-stomach route as carefully tested by the drug company. ...Read more

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Is calcium citrate for kidney stone patient safe?

Is calcium citrate for kidney stone patient  safe?

Relatively safe: The citrate in calcium citrate is helpful to prevent stone disease. Calcium however could increase calcium excretion in urine. It has the potential of binding oxalate in the gut which is a beneficial effect. If using calcium citrate, need your doc to evaluate your 24 hour calcium excretion in urine to ascertain that the total calcium excretion in urine is not elevated. ...Read more

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Can narcan (naloxone) cause seizures?

Can narcan (naloxone) cause seizures?

Potentially, yes: A seizure would be very dose dependent and would be unusual, but possible based on the preceding medications on board at time of usage. Other variables contributing would include level of blood electrolytes, serum glucose, history of recreational drug use, alcohol ingestion or sudden cessation, and prior head injury. ...Read more

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How dangerous is potassium chloride injection?

How dangerous is potassium chloride injection?

IV Potassium: IV potassium is painful to veins and dangerous, too. Standard limit is 10-20 meq per hour IV DILUTED IN AT LEAST 100 CC FLUID. If diluted in 1000 cc, 40 meq can be infused over 2-4 hours. IM potassium is never given. Potassium I V can be fatal. ...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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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Mivacron (Definition)

Mivacron is a neuromuscular blocker which is a ...Read more