IV Therapy

Heparin

Heparin Heparin is another type of anticoagulant that helps treat and prevent blood clots. This medicine is also given in the hospital through your IV continuously. Heparin is sometimes used together with aspirin. While you are on Heparin, you will need frequent labs to monitor the thickness of your blood, and your dose will be …

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Furosemide (Lasix) and Bumetanide (Bumex)

Furosemide (Lasix) and Bumetanide (Bumex) Bumetanide and Furosemide are in a class of diuretics called “loop diuretics.” Both medicines help your kidneys remove extra water and will make you urinate more often. Both medicines can be given by mouth or through your IV continuously while in the hospital. Common side effects: Frequent urination Tiredness or weakness …

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Dobutamine

Dobutamine Dobutamine is used for patients with heart failure and is given through an IV continuously. Dobutamine helps the heart squeeze and relaxes the blood vessels so the heart can pump more blood to the body.  Common side effects:  Redness Nausea Tingling feeling Hot flashes

Epinephrine

Epinephrine Epinephrine is used for patients with heart failure and is given through an IV continuously. Epinephrine helps the heart squeeze and pump more blood to the body. This medicine may improve symptoms like shortness of breath and fatigue. Common side effects: Redness Nausea Tingling feeling or shakiness Hot flashes Dizziness Feeling nervous or excitable Sweating Headache

Milrinone

Milrinone Milrinone is used for patients with heart failure and is given through an IV continuously. Milrinone helps the heart squeeze and relaxes the blood vessels so the heart can pump more blood to the body. This medicine may improve symptoms like shortness of breath and fatigue. Common side effects: Redness Nausea Tingling feeling or …

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