Category: Pharmacology

DIGOXIN

DIGOXIN

(di-jox’in) Lanoxicaps, Lanoxin Classifications: cardiovascular agent; cardiac glycoside; antiarrhythmic Pregnancy Category: A NURSING IMPLICATIONS Assessment & Drug Effects Be familiar with patient’s baseline data (e.g., quality of peripheral pulses, blood...

DILTIAZEM

DILTIAZEM

(dil-tye’a-zem) Cardizem, Cardizem CD, Cardizem LA, Cardizem SR, Cardizem Lyo-Ject, Cartia XT, Dilacor XR, Tiamate, Tiazac, Taztia XT DILTIAZEM IV Cardizem IV Classifications: cardiovascular agent; calcium channel blocking agent; antihypertensive...

DOBUTAMINE HYDROCHLORIDE

DOBUTAMINE HYDROCHLORIDE

(doe-byoo’ta-meen) Dobutrex Classifications: autonomic nervous system agent; beta-adrenergic agonist; catecholamine Prototype: Isoproterenol Pregnancy Category: C NURSING IMPLICATIONS Assessment & Drug Effects Correct hypovolemia by administration of appropriate volume expanders prior...

DOPAMINE HYDROCHLORIDE

DOPAMINE HYDROCHLORIDE

(doe’pa-meen) Dopastat, Intropin, Revimine  Classifications: autonomic nervous system agent; alpha- and beta-adrenergic agonist (sympathomimetic) Prototype: Epinephrine Pregnancy Category: C NURSING IMPLICATIONS Assessment & Drug Effects Monitor blood pressure, pulse, peripheral...

ENOXAPARIN

ENOXAPARIN

(e-nox’a-pa-rin) Lovenox Classifications: blood formers, coagulators, and anticoagulants; low molecular weight heparin Pregnancy Category: B NURSING IMPLICATIONS Assessment & Drug Effects Lab tests: Baseline coagulation studies; periodic CBC, platelet count,...

EPINEPHRINE

EPINEPHRINE

(ep-i-ne’frin) Bronkaid Mist, Epi-E-Zpen, Epinephrine Pediatric, EpiPen Auto-Injector, Primatene Mist Suspension EPINEPHRINE BITARTRATE AsthmaHaler, Bronkaid Mist Suspension, Bronitin Mist Suspension, Epitrate, Medihaler-Epi, Primatene Mist Suspension EPINEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE Adrenalin Chloride, Bronkaid...

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM

(e-so-me’pra-zole) Nexium Classifications: gastrointestinal agent; proton pump inhibitor Prototype: Omeprazole Pregnancy Category: B NURSING IMPLICATIONS Assessment & Drug Effects Monitor for S&S of adverse CNS effects (vertigo, agitation, depression) especially...

ETHINYL ESTRADIOL

ETHINYL ESTRADIOL

(eth’in-il ess-tra-dye’ole) Estinyl, Feminone Classifications: hormones and synthetic substitutes; estrogen Prototype: Estradiol Pregnancy Category: X NURSING IMPLICATIONS Assessment & Drug Effects Check BP on a regular basis in patients with...

FUROSEMIDE

FUROSEMIDE

(fur-oh’se-mide) Fumide , Furomide , Lasix, Luramide  Classifications: electrolytic and water balance agent; loop diuretic Pregnancy Category: C NURSING IMPLICATIONS Assessment & Drug Effects Observe patients receiving parenteral drug carefully; closely monitor...

HYDROCORTISONE

HYDROCORTISONE

(hye-droe-kor’ti-sone) Aeroseb-HC, Alphaderm, Cetacort, Cortaid, Cort-Dome, Cortenema, Cortril, Dermacort, Dermolate, Hydrocortone, Hytone, Proctocort, Rectocort , Synacort HYDROCORTISONE ACETATE Anusol HC, CaldeCort, Carmol HC, Colifoam, Cortaid, Cortamed, Cort-Dome, Cortef Acetate, Corticaine, Cortifoam,...