GENERIC NAME: BRETYLIUM TOSYLATE - INJECTION (breh-TILL-ee-um)
USES: This medication is used to control heart rate and rhythm (e.g., ventricular fibrillation) on a short-term basis.
HOW TO USE: This medication is given either into a vein (IV) or into a muscle (IM), as directed by the doctor. When given into a muscle, the site of injection is changed with each injection to minimize side effects. This medication is generally given with the patient lying down in order to minimize side effects. Dosage is based on the patient's medical condition and response to the drug. Follow all directions for proper mixing and dilution with certain IV fluids. Consult the pharmacist. This medication should be checked visually for particles or discoloration before use. If present, do not use the liquid.
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