bretylium


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bretylium

 [brĕ-til´e-um]
an adrenergic blocking agent used in the form of the tosylate salt to control arrhythmias in certain cases of ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation; administered by intravenous or intramuscular injection.

bre·tyl·i·um

(bre-til'ē-ŭm),
An antiarrhythmic used to treat life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias. Initially releases norepinephrine, then blocks its reuptake, thus depressing excitability of sympathetic nerve terminals.

bretylium

/bre·tyl·i·um/ (brĕ-til´e-um) an adrenergic blocking agent used as the tosylate salt as an antiarrhythmic in certain cases of ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation.

bre·tyl·i·um

(bre-til'ē-ŭm)
An antiarrhythmic used to treat life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias. Initially releases norepinephrine, thenblocks its reuptake, thus depressing excitability of sympathetic nerve terminals.
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Similarly, the alpha-blocking properties of bretylium might be additive to those of LATUDA, resulting in problematic hypotension.
Voltage gated potassium (Kv) channels in the myocardium are blocked by class III antiarrhythmic drugs like amiodarone and bretylium.
A number of specific therapies have been proposed over the years including bretylium, glucose/insulin/potassium infusions and cardiopulmonary bypass (1-2,5).
The kit, supplied by Banyan International, contains Atropine, Bretylium, Diazepam, Lidocaine, Epinephrine, Lasix, Carcan, Nubain and Phenergan.
channel blockade (Harrison's modification (6) further divides this class of antiarrhythmics into three subclasses: IA (quinidine and procainamide), IB (lidocaine and phenytoin), and IC (flecainide)); class II, [beta]-adrenergic blockade, propranolol; class III, prolonged repolarization, amiodarone (Cordarone) or bretylium (Bretylol); class IV, [Ca.
Prior to use of other antiarrhythmic drugs such as lidocaine, procainamide or bretylium, patients received either 300mg of intravenous amiodarone (30cc) or placebo (30cc) by rapid infusion.