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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...

CLOXACILLIN, SODIUM

CLOXACILLIN, SODIUM

(klox-a-sill’in) Apo-Cloxi , Cloxapen, Cloxilean, Novocloxin , Orbenin, Tegopen Classifications: antiinfective; antibiotic, natural penicillin; beta-lactam Prototype: Penicillin G Pregnancy Category: B NURSING IMPLICATIONS Assessment & Drug Effects Determine previous exposure and sensitivity...

TRAMADOL HYDROCHLORIDE

TRAMADOL HYDROCHLORIDE

(tra’ma-dol) Ultram, Zydol  Classifications: central nervous system (cns) agent; analgesic; narcotic (opiate) agonist Prototype: Morphine sulfate Pregnancy Category: C NURSING IMPLICATIONS Assessment & Drug Effects Assess for level of pain...

CORTICOSTEROIDS

CORTICOSTEROIDS

NURSING IMPLICATIONS Assessment & Drug Effects Establish baseline and continuing data on BP, weight, fluid and electrolyte balance, and blood glucose. Lab tests: Periodic serum electrolytes blood glucose, Hct and...

DICLOFENAC SODIUM

DICLOFENAC SODIUM

(di-klo’fen-ak) Voltaren, Voltaren-XR, Solaraze DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM Cataflam Classifications: central nervous system agent; analgesic, antipyretic; nsaid Prototype: Ibuprofen Pregnancy Category: B NURSING IMPLICATIONS Assessment & Drug Effects Monitor for therapeutic effectiveness....

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...