Verapamil

  1. Class
    Calcium Channel Blocker
  2. Description
    Calcium channel blocker that slows AV node conduction and causes vascular smooth muscle relaxation
  3. Mechanism of Action
    • Slows conduction through the AV node
    • Decreases rate of ventricular response
    • Decreases myocardial oxygen demand
    • Vasodilation
  4. Onset of Action
    • Onset: 5 min
    • Peak: 5-15 min
    • Duration: 10-60 min
    • Half-life: 2-8 hours
  5. Indications
    Used in PSVT refractory to Adenosine
  6. Contraindications
    • Cardiogenic Shock
    • Conduction system disturbances
    • Heart Block
    • Hypotension
    • Wolff-Parkinson White Syndrome
  7. Precautions
    • Should not be used in pt receiving IV Beta-blockers
    • Hypotension
  8. Side Effects
    • Asystole
    • Bradycardia
    • Dizziness
    • Headache
    • Heartblock
    • Hypotension
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
  9. Adult Dose
    • Initial dose of 2.5 -5 mg
    • If PSVT not converted in 15-30 min a 2nd dose of 5-10mg may be administered
  10. Pedi-Dose
    Not Indicated
  11. Max Dose
    30mg in 30 minutes
  12. Routes of Administration
    IV/IO
  13. How Supplied:
    Prefilled syringes and vials
Author
RLESLIE
ID
85620
Card Set
Verapamil
Description
Verapamil
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