ANTIARRHTHMIC DRUGS

- all antiarrhythmics have the potential to worsen arrhythmia ->bradycardias, tachycardias, hypotension - instruct client to take exactly as prescribed


Major Side Effects Nursing Intervention
procainamide reversible lupus erythematosus -discontinue, under medical supervision if lupus occurs
phenytoin gingival hyperplasia -teach client proper mouth and dental care
quinidine potentiates digitoxin toxicity -monitor apical heart rate and blood pressure -monitor ECG

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