Flashcards in Cardio Drugs Deck (17)
Patient - "I have massive swollen big fat feet"
Calcium Channel Blocker - Verapamil
Patient - 'dying due to bronchospasm'
Beta Blocker - DO NOT GIVE TO ASTHMATIC PATEINT IDIOT
Patient - "I've started seeing yellow and I've collapsed"
Patient - "I've developed tender breasts and I'm a man"
Patient "Doctor my vision has turned blurry"
Ivabradine - Lowers HR
Patient "Doctor this drug is giving me a cough with no phlegm"
ACEi give an ARB instead
Patient "Doctor I feel very tired have leg cramps and think I have hypokalaemia, hyponatraemia and probably hypovolumia"
Loop Diuretic - Furosemide
Patient "Doctor I used these drugs a lot and they worked at the start but now they don't?"
Nitrates - Development of tolerance
Drugs not to use in pregnancy
ACEi, ARBs, Statins, Thiazide Diuretics
Patient "Doctor I'm pregnant and have hypertension, what drugs will you give me that won't kill my baby?"
Labetalol (oral or IV) - B and A blocker
What drugs cause hyperkalaemia?
ACEi, ARBs, Spironolactone
What drugs cause hypokalaemia
Patient "Doctor by blocking the parasympathetic nerve terminals to decrease my parasympathetic output and raise my heart rate you have dilated my pupils and caused me to have a dry mouth."
Patient "I took this drug and suddenly got an awful headache"
Nitrate - GTN
Patient "I've got very sore muscles"
Patient "I've got swelling of my breast"