Question about Cardizem Drip... - page 2

Hi, I work on a tele/med unit, and have had several pts on Cardizem gtt's since my first day. Yesterday, I received report on a pt who originally was admitted for "sepsis" and was stable when I... Read More

  1. Visit  surferbettycrocker profile page
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    hmmm i m still stuck on the OP writing about an 8 second pause the patient had...did thisperson get a pacemaker??? or just hang around on a cardizem gtt.
    we titrate that gtt down pretty fast once in SR or rate controlled and on PO cardizem--soemtimes the gtt comes off before the PO dilt.
    btw to the post who pushed 24mg of cardizem that seems like a *boatload* of cardizem to push doesnt it? ive seen as high as 18mg and i knew that pressure was gonna bottom out shure nuff it did.
  2. Visit  WALKIETALKIE11 profile page
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    Quote from surferbettycrocker
    hmmm i m still stuck on the OP writing about an 8 second pause the patient had...did thisperson get a pacemaker??? or just hang around on a cardizem gtt.
    we titrate that gtt down pretty fast once in SR or rate controlled and on PO cardizem--soemtimes the gtt comes off before the PO dilt.
    btw to the post who pushed 24mg of cardizem that seems like a *boatload* of cardizem to push doesnt it? ive seen as high as 18mg and i knew that pressure was gonna bottom out shure nuff it did.


    No, it's not a *boatload* when standard bolus before a drip are 20mg to 25mg.....look it up it a drug book =)


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