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BRETYLIUM (Bretylol)

Name/Class: BRETYLIUM (Bretylol)/Antidysrhythmic (KCL Blocker)
Description: Bretylium causes a release of norepinephrine, depresses ventricular fibrillation, and reduces ectopy. Bretylium suppresses ventricular tachydysrhythmias including vfib with reentry mechanisms.

Indications: Ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia refractory to lidocaine.

Contraindications: None

Dose: Dosage/Route: 5 mg/kg IV, then 10 mg/kg/15 to 30 min, to a max 30 mg/kg.

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