Q: Which of the following is (are) true of milri-none lactate (Primacor)? I. may be administered orally or parenter-ally II. produces a positive inotropic action III. produces vasodilation
Explanation: Milrinone lactate (Primacor) and am-rinone lactate (Inocor) are classified as inotropic agents. They are used only par-enterally for the short-term treatment of con-gestive heart failure (CHF). They produce a positive inotropic effect (ie, they increase the force of cardiac contraction) and they pro-duce vasodilation.