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What are DNA binding vesicants?

What are DNA binding vesicants?

DNA binding vesicant drugs such as amsacrine, dactinomycin, daunorubicin, doxorubicin, epirubicin, idarubicin, mitomycin: have a direct effect on the cell in healthy tissue when they are extravasated. cause progressive tissue destruction as they bind to cellular DNA and recycle locally.

What IV drugs are vesicants?

Vesicants: Drugs that can result in tissue necrosis or formation of blisters when accidentally infused into tissue surrounding a vein[14]. They include Actinomycin D, Dactinomycin, Daunorubicin, Doxorubicin, Epirubicin, Idarubicin, Mitomycin C, Vinblastine, Vindesine, Vincristine, and Vinorelbine.

Is mitoxantrone a DNA binding vesicant?

Examples of DNA-binding vesicants include anthracyclines (daunoru- bicin, doxorubicin, epirubicin, idarubicin), dactinomycin, mech- lorethamine (nitrogen mustard), mitomycin, and mitoxantrone.

What is the best method of extravasation prevention?

Apply either ice packs or warm compresses to the affected area, depending on the type of vesicant. For most extravasations, apply ice for 20 minutes four to six times a day for 24 to 48 hours. However, treat extravasations from vinca alkaloids, epipodophyllotoxins, and vasoconstricting drugs with heat.

How do you administer vesicant drugs?

Peripheral vesicants are administered by gravity infusions or i.v. bolus and should not be infused using an infusion pump since the pump may continue to deliver a vesicant into the tissue until the pump alarm is triggered (AIII).

What is the treatment for IV infiltration?

Some possible treatments are: Elevate the site as much as possible to help reduce swelling. Apply a warm or cold compress (depending on the fluid) for 30 minutes every 2-3 hours to help reduce swelling and discomfort. Medication-If recommended, medicine for extravasations is given within 24 hours for best effect.

Is Taxol a vesicant?

Taxol is a relatively new antineoplastic agent whose classification as either vesicant, non-vesicant, or irritant remains under debate. This case study is presented to follow a large-volume Taxol extravasation. The article illustrates assessment, follow-up, intervention and outcome of this situation.

Is vancomycin a vesicant?

Vancomycin is also a vesicant. So if you have extravasation, there is a good chance for nasty tissue necrosis. The only time it might be given through a peripheral vein is for a few doses pre-or post op, but that is not the recommended usage for Vancomycin.

Is heparin a vesicant?

Heparin Lock Vial. This medication is used to keep IV catheters open and flowing freely. Heparin helps to keep blood flowing smoothly and from clotting in the catheter by making a certain natural substance in your body (anti-clotting protein) work better.