Category: Drugs

Lantus use in ICU

Lantus is a long-acting insulin analogue also known as insulin glargine. Lantus use in ICU is described in detail here. Similar to human insulin, it is produced using recombinant …

Diabetes in ICU

For managing Diabetes in ICU, maintaining euglycemia (defined as glucose <110 mg/dL in intensive care unit settings and <180 mg/dL in non intensive care unit settings by American College …

Hydroxyethyl starch

Hydroxyethyl starch also called HES or Hetastarch is a complex mixture of ethoxylated amylopectin of various molecular sizes; average MW 4.5 lac (range 10,000 to 1 million). The colloidal …

Polygeline

Degraded gelatin polymer or Polygeline is a polypeptide with average MW 30,000 which exerts oncotic pressure similar to albumin and is not that antigenic. Hypersensitivity reactions are rare with …

Lovenox

Lovenox is an anticoagulant commonly in use. It is the commercial name for Enoxaparin and is produced by Sanofi-Aventis. Lovenox is used for the treatment of deep venous thrombosis ( DVT) …

Amiodarone

Amiodarone is a complex antiarrhythmic agent (predominantly class III) that shares at least some of the properties of each of the other three Vaughn-Williams classes of antiarrhythmics. Atrial fibrillation …

Amiodarone alternatives

Agents that can be considered as Amiodarone alternatives for the treatment of atrial fibrillation depend upon the patient’s cardiac history, as individuals with reduced left ventricular systolic function are …