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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...

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...