Case Study Of Amiodarone (Cordarone)

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Amiodarone (Cordarone). Mr. Borg received amiodarone (Cordarone) 150 mg IV over 10 minutes (15 mg/min), to treat a supraventricular tachyarrhythmia with a ventricular response over 160 beats/minute. Amiodarone (Cordarone) is used to treat life threatening heart rhythm problems called ventricular arrhythmias (Amiodarone (Intravenous Route), 2015).
Amiodarone (Cardarone). The physician prescribed amiodarone (Cordarone) 200 mg po qd to help maintain a normal heart rhythm. This medications is used to slow the nerve impulses in the heart and help keep the heart rhythm normal (Amiodarone (Oral Route), 2015).
Benzapril (Lotensin). Mr. Borg had been taking benzapril (Lotensin) 10 mg po qd prior to his admission into the hospital to help maintain a normal blood pressure.
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Borg is taking insulin human regular (HumuLIN R), per sliding scale dosing, for type 2 diabetes. Insulin human regular (HumuLIN R) is a short acting insulin that helps people with diabetes keep their blood sugar levels under control (Insulin Human Regular (Injection Route), 2015).
Metformin Mr. Borg is currently taking 500 mg po bid to control his blood sugar levels for his type 2 diabetes. Metformin is used to help to lower blood sugar when it is too high and help restore the way you use food to make energy (Metformin (Oral Route), 2015).
Methylprednisolone (Solu-Medrol). Mr. Borg was prescribed methylprednisolone (Solu-Medrol) 500 mg IV qd to help reduce inflammation in the lungs. This medication is a corticosteroid that works on the immune system to help relieve swelling (Methylprednisolone (Injection Route), 2015).
Metoprolol (Lopressor). While in the ICU Mr. Borg was administered metoprolol (Lopressor) 5 mg IV push over 1 minute. This was administered to help with ventricular rate control. Metoprolol (Lopressor) is a beta blocker. It is used to affect nerve impulses in the heart, making the heart beat slower (Metoprolol (Intravenous Route),

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