INOTROPIC AGENTS,DRUGS USED IN CHF
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In treatment of:
Short term mgt of Heart failure
1.Hypersensitivity to the drug
2.Acute myocardial infarction
3.Severe aortic valvular diseases
4.Severe pulmonary valvular diseases.
2.Aortic or Pulmonary valvular diseases
3.Hypertrophic sub aortic stenosis
5.Monitor cardio vascular functioning, heart and BP
6.Maintain fluid and electrolyte balance
Dextrose and Furosemide: A precipitate forms on admixture with Amrinone.
Digitalis: Inotropic effects are additive.
Starts with 0.75mg/kg I.V. bolus over two to three minutes. Then give maintenance dosage of 5 to 10mcg/kg/minute as infusion. Additional bolus of 0.75mg/kg may be given 30 minutes after therapy is initiated.
Maximum dose: 10mg/kg/day