Drug of the Day (DOTD) ~Amiodarone

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What is the Generic Name for Cordarone?


What is the Trade Name for Amiodarone?


What are the Indications of Amiodarone (Cordarone) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

Primarily ventricular arrhythmias (VF & pulseless VT),

Occasionally can be used for SVT or a-fib

What are the Actions of Amiodarone (Cordarone) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

prolongs phase 3 of the action potential, makes the heart more tolerant to arrythmias, inhibits
adrenergic stimulation, slows rate, decreases peripheral vascular resistance causing vasodilation

What is the Therapeutic Class of Amiodarone (Cordarone) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

antiarrhythmic class III, potassium channel blocker
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