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Emergency medication

Emergency medications for Medical Assistants

adrenalin Also called epinephrine. A vasoconstrictor. Relieves anaphylactic shock.
aminophylline A bronchodialator. Relieves smooth muscle of respiratory tract.
Benadryl Diphenhydramine. An antihistimine that relieves allergy symptoms.
Compazine Prochlorperazine. An entiemetic. Relieves symptoms of nausea and vomiting.
dextrose Used for hypoglycemia to counteract hyperinsulinism.
digoxin Cardiac drug. Used for congestive heart failure, arrhythmias. Slows and strengthens heartbeat.
Diuril Chlorothiazide. Promotes excretion of urine.
hydrocortisone An anti-inflammatory. Used to suppress swelling and shock.
Ipecac syrup Emetic. Used to induce vomiting in certain types of poisonings.
nitroglycerin Vasodialator. Dilates coronary arteries. Used in the treatment of angina pectoris.
Valium Diazepam. Antianxiety, muscle relaxant. Used to calm very anxious patients and to relax muscles. Schedule IV drug and must be kept in locked cabinet.
narcan Naloxone hydrochloride. Antidote. Used in narcotic overdose.
amiodarone ventricular antidysrhythmic, first line for VF and Pulseless VT
cardizem used to lower rate in atrial fibrillation and PSVT
digibind used to treat digitalis toxicity
MONA morphine, oxygen, nitroglycerin and aspirin
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