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What class is Lidocaine?
What are the indications for Lidocaine?
V-Tach, V-Fib, PVCs
What are the contraindications for Lidocaine?
Second or third degree heart block, bradycardia
What is the dosage for Lidocaine?
1-1.5mg/kg/min IV every 3-5 min until 3mg max dose
What is the duration of action of Lidocaine?
Onset is 1-3 min, peak effect 5-10 min...shelf life is 15min-2hrs
What is the mechanism of action for Lidocaine?
Decreases automaticity by slowing the rate of phase 4 depolarazation (slows HR)