• If any issues, notify IV therapy and document infiltration and phlebitis scale. • Let IV Therapy know this line is for “Amiodarone” i. Use the smallest catheter possible in the largest vein. ii. Never use an area of joint flexion iii. Use a catheter stabilization device, such as a statlock. 3.
This syndrome is largely managed through preventive and conservative treatment measures. Promethazine is acidic and can cause a devastating extravasation, particularly if administered inadvertently through the arteriolar route. Systemic heparin therapy remains the accepted treatment option for intraarteriolar administration of promethazine.
The most common medications related to these DDIs were ondansetron, amiodarone, metronidazole, and haloperidol. Conclusion: DDIs may be a significant cause of QT prolongation in cardiac ICUs. These data can be used to educate clinicians on safe medication use.
The patient may also develop a form of hepatitis or even cirrhosis of the liver. Patients have reported chest pain and irregular, fast or slow heartbeats as amiodarone side effects. Other symptoms related to the heart are unexplained weight loss or weight gain, dizziness, or lightheadedness.
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