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Verapamil (Isoptin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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What is the Generic Name for Isoptin?

verapamil

What is the Trade Name for verapamil?

Isoptin

What are the Indications of Verapamil (Isoptin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

hypertension, angina, SVT, migraine

What are the Actions of Verapamil (Isoptin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

prevents transport of calcium, leading to decreased contraction, decreases SA and AV node conduction

What is the Therapeutic Class of Verapamil (Isoptin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

antianginals, antiarrhythmic, antihypertensive, vascular headache suppressants

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Verapamil (Isoptin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

Ca Channel Blocker

What are the Nursing Considerations of Verapamil (Isoptin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

  • don’t use with 2nd and 3rd degree heartblock
  • don’t use with systolic BP < 90
  • may cause anxiety, confusion, cough, dyspnea, arrhythmias, CHF, bradycardia, hypotension, elevated liver enzymes, Steven’s Johnson syndrome, hyperglycemia, gingival hyperplasia
  • grapefruit juice can increase effects
  • can increase levels of digoxin
  • monitor heart rhythm, intake and output, blood pressure
  • assess angina

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