Lessons

A collection of random things I’ve learned through my training

  • Sodium Nitroprusside

    Sodium nitroprusside (SNP, Nipride/Nitropress) is a short-acting, intravenous antihypertensive that directly acts on venous AND arteriolar smooth muscle to cause…

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  • Alteplase

    Alteplase (recombinant tissue plasminogen activator, tPA) is a potent intravenous fibrinolytic (“clot buster”) used for everything from acute ischemic strokes…

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  • Verapamil

    Verapamil (Calan/Verelan) is an oral and intravenous non-dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker (CCB) which is more selective for L-type calcium channels…

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  • Ciprofloxacin

    Ciprofloxacin (Cipro) is a relatively inexpensive intravenous, oral, and topical fluoroquinolone antibiotic used to treat a myriad of conditions ranging…

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  • Vancomycin

    Vancomycin (Vancocin) is a glycopeptide antibiotic primarily used to treat methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Clostridium difficile (“C.diff”) colitis with…

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