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Medications for Ventricular Fibrillation

Drugs associated with Ventricular Fibrillation

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

What is Ventricular Fibrillation: A disorganised chaotic contraction of the ventricle that fails to effectively eject blood from the ventricle.

During ventricular fibrillation the patient is unconscious and will die if emergency intervention is not undertaken

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
amiodarone Rx D N 4 reviews
4.0

Generic name: amiodarone systemic

Brand names:  Cordarone, Pacerone, Cordarone IV, Nexterone

Drug class: group III antiarrhythmics

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Generic name: amiodarone systemic

Drug class: group III antiarrhythmics

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Pacerone Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: amiodarone systemic

Drug class: group III antiarrhythmics

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lidocaine Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: lidocaine systemic

Brand names:  Xylocaine HCl, Anestacaine, DentiPatch, L-Caine, UAD Caine, Dilocaine, Lidoject 1, Nervocaine, Truxacaine

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics, group I antiarrhythmics

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Cordarone IV Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: amiodarone systemic

Drug class: group III antiarrhythmics

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vasopressin Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: vasopressin systemic

Brand names:  Pitressin, Vasostrict

Drug class: antidiuretic hormones

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Nexterone Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: amiodarone systemic

Drug class: group III antiarrhythmics

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Pitressin Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: vasopressin systemic

Drug class: antidiuretic hormones

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Xylocaine HCl Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: lidocaine systemic

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics, group I antiarrhythmics

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Anestacaine Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: lidocaine systemic

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics, group I antiarrhythmics

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DentiPatch Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: lidocaine systemic

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics, group I antiarrhythmics

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L-Caine Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: lidocaine systemic

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics, group I antiarrhythmics

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UAD Caine Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: lidocaine systemic

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics, group I antiarrhythmics

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Dilocaine Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: lidocaine systemic

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics, group I antiarrhythmics

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Lidoject 1 Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: lidocaine systemic

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics, group I antiarrhythmics

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Nervocaine Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: lidocaine systemic

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics, group I antiarrhythmics

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Truxacaine Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: lidocaine systemic

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics, group I antiarrhythmics

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Vasostrict Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: vasopressin systemic

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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