Pharmacology

Sodium Nitroprusside

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

Alteplase

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

Verapamil

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

Ciprofloxacin

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

Vancomycin

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

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