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what is the dosage
for v-tach / pulseless v-tach?
1 - 1.5 mg/kg repeated in 3 - 5 minutes to a maximum dose of 3mg/kg.
what does it do?
a sodium channel blocker that raises fibrillation threshold, suppresses ventricular ectopy and decreases automaticity
what would you use it to treat?
used in the management of ventricular ectopy, v-tach, and v-fib
what is the dosage for V-Tach with a pulse?
.5 - .75 mg/kg IV bolus repeated every 5-10 min as needed with a total dose of 3 mg/kg
what is the dose via endotracheal?
two to two and one half times the IV dose diluted in 10 ml of normal saline.
2&2
how can you give it?
IV push, Endotracheal, Intramuscular
what are the side effects?
May be lethal in bradycardia with ventricular escape rythym. CNS changes-muscle twitching, slurred speech, altered level of consciousness, seizures. use caution with patients over 70, with hepatic dysfunction and cardiovascular compromize.
what is the infusion rate?
1 GRAM IN 250ml D5W infused at 1-4 mg/minute