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METRONIDAZOLE

METRONIDAZOLE

(me-troe-ni’da-zole) Flagyl, Flagyl ER, Flagyl IV RTU, Flagyl 375, Metizol, Metric 21, Metro I.V., MetroGel, MetroGel Vaginal, MetroLotion, Noritate, Protostat Classifications: antiinfective; antitrichomonal; amebicide; antibiotic Pregnancy Category: B NURSING IMPLICATIONS...

AMIODARONE HYDROCHLORIDE

AMIODARONE HYDROCHLORIDE

(a-mee’oh-da-rone) Cordarone, Amio-Aqueous, Pacerone Classifications: cardiovascular agent; antiarrhythmic, class iii Pregnancy Category: D NURSING IMPLICATIONS Assessment & Drug Effects Monitor BP carefully during infusion and slow the infusion if significant...

VASOPRESSIN INJECTION

VASOPRESSIN INJECTION

(vay-soe-press’in) Pitressin Classifications: hormones and synthetic substitutes; pituitary (antidiuretic) Pregnancy Category: X NURSING IMPLICATIONS Assessment & Drug Effects Monitor infants and children closely. They are more susceptible to volume disturbances...

AMOXICILLIN AND CLAVULANATE POTASSIUM

AMOXICILLIN AND CLAVULANATE POTASSIUM

(a-mox-i-sill’in) Augmentin, Augmentin-ES600, Augmentin XR, Clavulin  Classifications: antiinfective; beta-lactam antibiotic; aminopenicillin Prototype: Ampicillin Pregnancy Category: B NURSING IMPLICATIONS Assessment & Drug Effects Determine previous hypersensitivity reactions to penicillins, cephalosporins, and...

AZITHROMYCIN

AZITHROMYCIN

(a-zi-thro-mye’sin) Zithromax Classifications: antiinfective; macrolide antibiotic Prototype: Erythromycin Pregnancy Category: B NURSING IMPLICATIONS Assessment & Drug Effects Monitor for and report loose stools or diarrhea, since pseudomembranous colitis (see Appendix...

ALBUTEROL

ALBUTEROL

(al-byoo’ter-ole) Accuneb, Novosalmol , Proventil, Proventil HFA, Proventil Repetabs, Salbutamol, Ventolin, Ventolin Rotocaps, Volmax Classifications: autonomic nervous system agent; beta-adrenergic agonist (sympathomimetic); bronchodilator (respiratory smooth muscle relaxant) Pregnancy Category: C NURSING...

CEFUROXIME SODIUM

CEFUROXIME SODIUM

(se-fyoor-ox’eem) Kefurox, Zinacef CEFUROXIME AXETIL Ceftin Classifications: antiinfective; antibiotic; second-generation cephalosporin Prototype: Cefonicid sodium Pregnancy Category: B NURSING IMPLICATIONS Assessment & Drug Effects Determine history of hypersensitivity reactions to cephalosporins,...

CELECOXIB

CELECOXIB

(cel-e-cox’ib) Celebrex Classifications: central nervous system agent, analgesic, nsaid, cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor, antipyretic Pregnancy Category: C first and second trimesters; D third trimester NURSING IMPLICATIONS Assessment & Drug Effects Therapeutic effectiveness...

CEPHALEXIN

CEPHALEXIN

(sef-a-lex’in) Cefanex, Ceporex_A, Keflet, Keflex, Keftab, Novolexin_A Classifications: antiinfective; antibiotic; first-generation cephalosporin Prototype: Cefazolin Pregnancy Category: B NURSING IMPLICATIONS Assessment & Drug Effects Determine history of hypersensitivity reactions to cephalosporins...

CIPROFLOXACIN HYDROCHLORIDE

CIPROFLOXACIN HYDROCHLORIDE

(ci-pro-flox’a-cin) Cipro, Cipro IV, Cipro XR CIPROFLOXACIN OPHTHALMIC Ciloxan Classifications: antiinfective; quinolone antibiotic Pregnancy Category: C NURSING IMPLICATIONS Assessment & Drug Effects Report tendon inflammation or pain. Cipro needs to...