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Paramedic Drug Cards

Drug Cards

Generic NameTrade NameMechanism of ActionIndicationsContraindicationsAdverse ReactionsDosage & AdministrationPregnancy Class
Activated Charcoal EZ-Char, Actidose, Liqui-Char Absorbs toxic substances from the gastrointestinal tract. Most oral poisonings and medication overdoses Comatose patients, after ingestion of corrosives, caustics, petroleum distillates, simultaneous administration with other oral drugs. Use caution in patients experiencing abdominal pain of unknown origin or known GI obstruction. If aspirated, can induce fatal form of pneumonia. Constipation, black stools, diarrhea, vomiting, bowel obstructions Adult: 1 to 2 g/kg PO Pedi: 1 to 2 g/kg PO C
Adenosine Adenocard Slows conduction through the AV node Conversion of PSVT to sinus rhythm. May convert re-entry SVT due to Wolff-Parkinson-White. Second- or Third-degree AV block, sick sinus syndrome, bronchoconstritive or bronchospastic lung disease, poison- or drug-induced tachycardia Generally short duration and mild. Headache, dizzines, dyspnea, bronchospasm, dysrhythmias, palpitations, hypotension, chest pain, facial flushing, cardiac arrest, nausea, metallic taste, pain in the head or neck, paresthesia, diaphoresis Adult; 6 mg, 12 mg. Rapid IV Push Pedi: 0.1 mg/kg, 0.2 mg/kg. Rapid IV Push C
Albuterol Proventil, Ventolin Smooth-muscle relaxation in the bronchial tree and peripheral vasculature Treatment of bronchospasm in patients with reversible obstructive airway disease. Prevention of exercise-induced bronchospasm Known prior hypersensitivity reactions to albuterol. Tachycardia, dysrhythmias, Often Dose Related Headache, fatigue, lightheadness, irritability, restlessness, aggressive behavior, pulmonary edema, hoarseness, dysrhymias, chest pain, palpitations, nausea/vomiting, dry mouth, epigastric pain, and tremors Adult: 2.5 mg. Inhalation Pedi: <20 kg 1.25 mg. >20 kg 2.5 mg. Inhalation C
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