“Medication prescribed for treating heart failure and some dysrhythmias. It is an ionotropic agent with narrow therapeutic index. Increases myocardial contractility and cardiac output. Improves symptoms but not shown to increase life expectancy. Significant cardiotoxicity requires monitoring of drug levels and K+ levels
static, inhibits protein synthesis ;cross-resistance unlikely. Activity against multidrug-resistant gram-positive pathogens, including vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). It is NOT active against Gram negative bacteria. Its use is highly reserved in order to limit development of resistance.
“Fastest acting vasodilatr/antihypertensive agent. It is the drug of choice for HTN emergencies. It is a potent venous and arterial vasodilator with minimal reflex tachycardia. It may produce thiocyanate toxicity after prolonged administration, or cyanide poisoning or excessive hypotension if too rapidly administered