How do you administer verapamil IV?

How do you administer verapamil IV?

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION Initial dose − 5 to 10 mg (0.075 to 0.15 mg/kg body weight) given as an intravenous bolus over at least 2 minutes. Repeat dose − 10 mg (0.15 mg/kg body weight) 30 minutes after the first dose if the initial response is not adequate.

When do you administer verapamil?

The regular tablet is usually taken three to four times a day. The extended-release tablets and capsules are usually taken once or twice a day. Take verapamil at around the same time(s) every day. Certain verapamil products should be taken in the morning and others at bedtime.

What should you assess before administering verapamil?

The clinician should monitor their blood pressure, heart rate, and liver function tests for patients who are on verapamil. Blood pressure is an important indicator of how the patient with confirmed hypertension is doing with verapamil.

What is verapamil IV used for?

Verapamil is used to control rapid heartbeats or abnormal heart rhythms. It belongs to a group of drugs called calcium channel blocking agents. Verapamil affects the movement of calcium into the cells of the heart and blood vessels.

How fast do you push verapamil?

Intravenous Administration Administer verapamil IV over a period of not less than 2 minutes (3 minutes in geriatric patients) under continuous ECG and blood pressure monitoring.

Does verapamil help with anxiety?

Calcium channel blockers profoundly influence calcium metabolism and the transport of calcium. Even though the evidence for the role of calcium remains weak, drugs affecting calcium might be useful in the treatment of anxiety disorders. One of these compounds, verapamil, has been used to treat mood disorders.

What should be the initial dose of paricalcitol?

Decrease or hold the paricalcitol dose until parameters normalize. For initial dosing and dosage titration in patients with Stage 5 chronic kidney disease on dialysis. The recommended initial dose can be calculated as follows: dose (mcg) = baseline iPTH concentration (pg/mL) / 80.

How many mg of verapamil can I take at one time?

The most commonly used initial dose is 0.1 mg/kg (up to 5 mg maximum single dose) given as an IV bolus over at least 2 minutes. However, doses of 0.2 to 0.3 mg/kg up to a maximum of 5 mg IV have also been suggested. If no response, dose may be repeated in 30 minutes, up to a maximum of 10 mg.

What is the half life of paricalcitol IV?

The pharmacokinetics of paricalcitol has been studied in CKD patients requiring hemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD). The mean elimination half-life of paricalcitol after administration of 0.24 mcg/kg paricalcitol IV bolus dose in CKD HD and PD patients is 13.9 and 15.4 hours, respectively (Table 5).

How much paricalcitol is in a Zemplar injection?

Zemplar®(paricalcitol injection) is a synthetically manufactured vitamin D analog. It is available as a sterile, clear, colorless, aqueous solution for intravenous injection. Each mL contains paricalcitol, 2 mcg; propylene glycol, 30% (v/v); and alcohol, 20% (v/v).