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Feb 23, 2015

Dobutamine

Generic Name

dobutamine

Trade Name

Dobutrex

Indication

short term management of heart failure

Action

Dobutamine has a positive inotropic effect (increases cardiac output) with very little effect on heart rate.  Stimulates Beta1 receptors in the heart.

Therapeutic Class

inotropic

Pharmacologic...


Feb 23, 2015

Divalproex (valproic acid derivative)

Generic Name

divalproex

Trade Name

Depakote

Indication

seizures, manic episodes, prevention of headache

Action

increases the level of GABA in CNS

Therapeutic Class

Anticonvulsant, vascular headache suppressants

Pharmacologic Class

none

Nursing Considerations

  • may cause...