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Sodium Channel Blockers - Chapter Summary
This self-paced chapter provides a comprehensive overview of sodium channel blockers, which are drugs designed to restrict the conduction of sodium ions through sodium channels. Explore entertaining lessons to improve your knowledge of lidocaine by examining its toxicity, structure, contraindications and pharmacology. Also, use the lessons to compare and contrast lidocaine with benzocaine and amiodarone.
Feel free to review any lessons in this chapter that can refresh your knowledge of sodium channel blockers. Visit the lessons as often as you'd like and take accompanying quizzes to strengthen your comprehension. If you develop questions about any topics covered in this chapter, be sure to submit them to our experts. Around-the-clock access lets you utilize these resources whenever your schedule permits.
How It Helps
Physicians, pharmacists, nurses and other healthcare professionals can utilize the lessons in this chapter to strengthen their professional knowledge and ability to educate patients on amiodarone, benzocaine and important aspects of lidocaine, including its toxicity and interactions. This chapter is beneficial for students looking to improve their study of the structure, mechanism of action, pharmacodynamics and contraindications of lidocaine.
By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:
- Explain the dose, symptoms and treatment of lidocaine toxicity
- Compare and contrast lidocaine and benzocaine
- Describe lidocaine's structure and mechanism of action
- Discuss the classification, contraindications and interactions of lidocaine
- Share facts about lidocaine's pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacology
- Differentiate between lidocaine and amiodarone
1. Lidocaine Toxicity: Dose, Symptoms & Treatment
Lidocaine is used as an anesthetic. It is a numbing agent that prevents and treats pain during procedures. This lesson will discuss lidocaine toxicity including the dose, symptoms, and treatment.
2. Lidocaine vs. Benzocaine
This lesson compares two local anesthetics: lidocaine and benzocaine. You'll learn to compare and contrast both drugs based on their forms, uses, effectiveness in pain relief, and side effects.
3. Lidocaine: Structure & Mechanism of Action
Lidocaine is a common local anethetic and antiarrhythmic drug. We will learn about the structure of lidocaine and the mode of action for the drug to be able to work as intended.
4. Lidocaine: Classification, Contraindications & Interactions
Lidocaine is a medication most commonly used for numbing painful areas. In this lesson, we will learn more about lidocaine. We will learn the drug classification, contraindications, and interactions.
5. Lidocaine: Pharmacodynamics, Pharmacokinetics & Pharmacology
Most people know that lidocaine is used to numb things, but there is so much more to know about this drug. In this lesson, we will explore the pharmacology, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacokinetics of the popular medication, lidocaine.
6. Amiodarone vs. Lidocaine
Amiodarone and lidocaine are both medications that can be given to treat heart arrhythmias. This lesson will discuss the differences and similarities between the two drugs, and include uses, administrations, and side effects.
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