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P1: OTA/XYZ MHBK059-02 P2: ABC MHBK059-Barber February 27, 2012 12:57 Printer Name: Yet to Come Chapter 2 Drugs acting on the gastrointestinal tract The reaction of urea hydrolysis is important for the diagnosis of HP using a breath test. It was considered once that the stomach was a sterile environment and did not contain any bacteria. Because the stomach has such a low pH of stomach acid (1–4) it was considered that nothing would, or could, survive such a hostile environment; however, the identification and isolation of HP 25 years ago changed this way of thinking.
This mechanism is not fully understood but is believed to be due to a slowing down of potassium ions leaving the cardiac muscle cell. For acute arrhythmias 20−120mg sotalol can be given by IV; however, this needs to take place over a period of 10 minutes and the patient must have cardiac monitoring throughout. This injection can be repeated if necessary after a six-hour interval. More normally the drug is given orally, and initially the dose is 80mg divided into one or two doses in a 24-hour period.
3 A doctor has prescribed a patient 125mcg of digoxin. You have digoxin elixir 50mcg per ml. How much should you administer? 5mcg? 6 An infusion pump contains 50mg of glyceryl trinitrate in 100ml. You are asked to deliver a dose of 4mg per hour. What is the rate in ml per hour? 7 You are required to give a patient GTN as a continuous IV infusion at 25mcg/minute. You have prepared a 50mg in 50ml infusion. What rate should you set the infusion pump at, in ml/hr, to deliver this dose? 8 A patient is prescribed an amiodarone infusion of 400mg in 200ml and the flow rate is 35ml/hr.