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Amiodarone (Cordarone) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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What is the Generic Name for Cordarone?

Amiodarone

What is the Trade Name for Amiodarone?

Cordarone

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

a-fib, ventricular arrhythmias, SVT, ACLS protocol for v-fib and v-tach

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

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

none

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Date Published - Aug 21, 2017
Date Modified - Aug 5, 2017

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