Category: Drug Study

Tranexamic Acid

Tranexamic Acid

Brand name: Hemostan, Fibrinon, Cyklokapron, Lysteda, Transamin Classification: Anti-fibrinolytic, antihemorrhagic Indications: Tranexamic acid is used for the prompt and effective control of hemorrhage in various surgical and clinical areas: Treating...

Sodium Bicarbonate Nursing Responsibilities

Sodium Bicarbonate Nursing Responsibilities

Information on Sodium Bicarbonate Brand Name: Bakin Soda, Bell-Ans, Citrocarbonate, Neut, Soda Mint Classification: antiulcer agents, alkalinizing agent Indications Management of metabolic acidosis Used to alkalinize urine and promote excretion...

Acyclovir – Drug Study

Acyclovir – Drug Study

Brand Name: Avirax, Zovirax Classification: Antiviral, purine analogues Indications Recurrent genital herpes infection (PO) Localized cutaneus herpes zoster infection (shingles) – PO Chickenpox (varicella) – PO Severe initial episodes of...

Dexamethasone

Dexamethasone

Brand Name: Cortastat, Dalalone, Decadrol, Decaject, Deronil, Dexacorten, Dexameth, Dexasone, Dexone, Hexadrol, Primethasone, Solurex Classification: Long- acting corticosteroid Indications Management of cerebral edema Diagnostic agent in adrenal disorders Relieves inflammation...

Salbutamol Drug Study

Salbutamol Drug Study

Generic Name: Albuterol Brand Name: Salbutamol, Proventil, Ventolin, Accuneb, airet, Novo-Salbutamol, Proventil HFA, Gen-salbutamol, Ventodisk, Ventolin HFA, Volmax, VoSpira ER Classification: Bronchodilator (therapeutic); adrenergics (pharmacologic) Indications To control and prevent...

Acetazolamide – Drug Study

Acetazolamide – Drug Study

Generic Name: Acetazolamide Brand Name: Diamox, Dazamide, Diamox Sequels, Storzolamide, Acetazolam, Apo-Acetazolamide Pharmacologic Classification: Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitor Therapeutic Classification: antiglaucoma, diuretics, ocular hypotensive agents, anticonvulsants Indications Glaucoma (lowers intraocular pressure...

Methotrexate – Drug Study

Methotrexate – Drug Study

Methotrexate Brand Name: Amethoptertin, Folex, Trexall Classification: Antineoplastic, antirheumatic, immunosuppressant, antimetabolite Indications Trophoblastic neoplasms (choriocarcinoma, Hydatidiform Mole) Leukemia Breast, head and neck carcinoma Severe psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis unresponsive to...

Mannitol – Drug Study

Mannitol – Drug Study

Brand Name: Osmitrol, Resectisol Classification: Osmotic Diuretic Action Summary Half-life Onset Peak Duration 100 minutes 30-60 minutes 1 hour 6-8 hours Indications Acute oliguric renal failure Toxic overdose Edema Increased...

Levodopa Drug Study

Levodopa Drug Study

Dopaminergic Drugs Levodopa, carbidopa, amantadine, bromocriptine, pergolide, pramipexole, ropinirole, selegiline, entacapone, and tolcapone increase dopamine concentrations in the brain and exert dopaminergic activity, directly or indirectly. Levodopa is the mainstay...

Aspirin Drug Study

Aspirin Drug Study

Aspirin also known as acetylsalicylic acid  is a salicylate drug, often used as an analgesic to relieve minor aches and pains, as an antipyretic to reduce fever, and as an...