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Most Important ICU Drugs | Simplified Chart


It is an anticholinergic drug , which enhances the conduction in the AV nodes. Atropine is the drug of choice for treating bradycardia.


It is an antiarrhythmic drug used alternatively to Amiodarone, used in the treatment of Ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation.


It is an antiarrhythmic drug which effects the sodium potassium & calcium channel and causes vasodilation as well . Used in Ventricular tachycardia, Ventricular fibrillation and sinus tachycardia .


It is an endogenous nucleoside which slows down through the AV node. Useful for the treatrment of tachycardia . Short half life is less than 10 second.


It is an antiarrhythmic drug which is used to treat sustained Ventricular tachycardia.


It is an beta blocker which is used for the treatment of atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter.


It is a potent catecholamine, increases heart rate , blood pressure and used for the treatment of Ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, bradycardia and asystole .



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