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Old 07-16-2013
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Drug Lidocaine facts

Can't seem to remember any info about this drug, so let me try to collect all of it in here during my study process:

1B antiarrhythmic drug
•local anesthetic and antiarrhythmic drug
•used intravenously for the treatment of ventricular arrhythmias
•used topically to relieve itching, burning and pain from skin inflammations
•dental anesthetic or as a local anesthetic for minor surgery
•Used before intubation in pt's with ICP

  • Heart block, second or third degree (without pacemaker)
  • Severe sinoatrial block (without pacemaker)
  • Serious adverse drug reaction to lidocaine or amide local anaesthetics
  • Concurrent treatment with quinidine, flecainide, disopyramide, procainamide (Class I antiarrhythmic agents)
  • Prior use of Amiodarone hydrochloride
  • Hypotension not due to Arrhythmia
  • Bradycardia
  • Accelerated idioventricular rhythm
  • Pacemaker
  • Porphyria, especially Acute Intermittent Porphyria (AIP)
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Mostly when it is used post AMI it increases risk of Asystole.
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