neuro ICU commonly used drugs

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    Hi. im am starting a practicum in a neuro ICU, can anyone give me a list of drugs commonly used in the neuro ICU? or a few that i should make myself more familiar with before my preceptorship.. thank you for your help!!
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    I have only worked in the Neuro ICU since October, but these are common on my unit:

    Dilantin
    Depakane/ Depakote (valparoic acid)
    Keppra
    Nicardipine
    Neosynepherine (sp?)
    Versed
    Fentanyl
    Insulin
    Propofol
    Mannitol
    Labatalol
    Hydralazine
    Vasotec
    various abx (ancef used common post op)


    There may be others but I cannot think of any others at this time. Hope this is a help. :spin:
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    Nimotop is a major one for SAH, lovenox and heparin prophylaxis, Magnesium, 3% Na, 23% Na, manitol, (propofol, fentanyl, nimbex- before sending to angio, lotsa good stuff.
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    Precedex
    versed
    ativan
    propofol
    fentanyl
    Levophed
    neosynephrine
    nicardipine
    esmolol
    cardizem
    nimotop
    insulin
    lovenox
    heparin
    magnesium
    hypertonic saline (3%, 5%, 23%)
    mannitol
    albumin
    lasix
    dilantin
    keppra
    depakote
    cerebrex
    ancef
    levoquin
    potassium
    phosphorus
    zofran
    norcuron
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    Good luck!

    Top three most used neuro drugs include dilantin, nimodipine and dexamethasone.


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