ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT-DRUGS
I/V SODABICARB :
Only if evidence of Metabolic
acidosis;1 meq/kg initially followed by 50% dose
repeated every 5 minutes. Routinely not recommended.
150 mg over 10 minutes followed by
1mg/min for 6 hrs followed by 0.5mg/min for 24 hrs.
I/V Procainamide : loading dose 100mg in 5 minutes to
total 500 to 800 mg followed by 2-5mg/min infusion for
I/V Ca-gluconate – no longer considered safe/necessary
for the routine use.(to be used only in pts.
hyperkalaemia, hypocalcaemia/ pts. With overdose of