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procainamide

procainamide

introduction

  • Vaughan-Williams class Ia sodium channel blocking agent sometimes used in attempted cardioversion of tachyarrhythmias such as:

administration

  • 20 to 50 mg/minute given intravenously while monitoring the blood pressure closely every 5 to 10 minutes until either:
    • the arrhythmia terminates
    • hypotension ensues
    • the QRS is prolonged by more than 50 percent, or,
    • a total of 17 mg/kg [1.2 g for a 70 kg patient] has been given
procainamide.txt · Last modified: 2013/10/31 13:35 (external edit)