Procainamide Hydrochloride

Drug Class: Cardiovascular Drugs
Dosage Form: Injection
Strength: 100mg/ml
Indications/Special comments: Severe ventricular arrhythmias, especially those resistant to lidocaine or those appearing after myocardial infarction; atrial tachycardia, atrial fibrillation; maintenance of sinus rhythm after cardioversion of atrial fibrillation.
Dosage Administration: IV injection: 25 - 50mg over one-minute period then repeated every 5 minutes until the arrhythmia is controlled, hypotension results, or the QRS complex is prolonged more than 50%. Child: I.V: 3 - 6mg/kg every 10 - 30 minutes (maximum 100mg/dose, then 0.02 - 0.08mg/kg/minutes).