Amiodarone (Cordarone)

 Indications: Shock resistant V-Fib Pulseless V-Tach Unstable V-Tach Contraindications: Hypersensitivity to any of the contents Cardiogenic shock Marked sinus bradycardia 2ndo or 3rdo AV block (unless pacemaker is available) Side Effects: Hypotension Bradycardia AV Block Asystole PEA Hepatotoxicity Adult Dosage: Pulseless VF/VT: Rapid 300 mg IV/IO; repeat once at 150 mg IV/IO VT with a pulse: 150 mg in 50 mL NS bag administered through a 10 gtt set over 10 minutes. May repeat once if patient remains in unstable VT to a total dose of 300 mg over 20 minutes. Maintenance Drip: 1 mg/min - 150 mg in 50 mL NS bag administered through a 60 gtt set at 20 gtts per minute. Pediatric Dosage: Pulseless VF/VT 5 mg/kg IV/IO bolus Termination of VF/VT 5 mg/kg IV/IO over 20 minutes Place amount of medication in 50 mL of NS or D5W, administered through a 10 gtt set over 20 minutes Repeat doses of 5 mg/kg IV/Io over 20 minutes; maximum 15 mg/kg