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IBUPROFEN

IBUPROFEN

(eye-byoo’proe-fen) Advil, Amersol , Children’s Motrin, Haltran, Ibuprin, Junior Strength Motrin Caplets, Medipren, Motrin, Nuprin, Pediaprofen, Pamprin-IB, Rufen, Trendar Classifications: central nervous system agent; nsaid (cox-1); analgesic; antipyretic Pregnancy Category: B...

INSULIN (REGULAR)

INSULIN (REGULAR)

(in’su-lin) Humulin R, Novolin R, Regular Insulin, Pork Regular Iletin II, Regular Purified Pork Insulin, Velosulin, Velosulin BR, Velosulin Human Classifications: hormone and synthetic substitute; antidiabetic agent; insulin Pregnancy Category:...

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE

(eye-soe-sor’bide) Coronex , Dilatrate-SR, Iso-Bid, Isordil, Isotrate, Novosorbide , Sorbitrate, Sorbitrate SA Classifications: cardiovascular agent; nitrate vasodilator Prototype: Nitroglycerin Pregnancy Category: C NURSING IMPLICATIONS Assessment & Drug Effects Monitor effectiveness of drug...

LEVOFLOXACIN

LEVOFLOXACIN

(lev-o-flox’a-sin) Levaquin, Iquix, Quixin Classifications: antiinfective; antibiotic; quinolone Prototype: Ciprofloxacin Pregnancy Category: C NURSING IMPLICATIONS Assessment & Drug Effects Lab tests: Do C&S test prior to beginning therapy and periodically....

LOPERAMIDE

LOPERAMIDE

(loe-per’a-mide) Imodium, Imodium AD, Kaopectate III, Maalox Anti-diarrheal, Pepto Diarrhea Control Classifications: gastrointestinal agent; antidiarrheal Prototype: Diphenoxylate HCl with atropine sulfate Pregnancy Category: B NURSING IMPLICATIONS Assessment & Drug Effects...

MEFENAMIC ACID

MEFENAMIC ACID

(me-fe-nam’ik) Ponstan, Ponstel Classifications: central nervous system agent; analgesic; nsaid; antipyretic Prototype: Ibuprofen Pregnancy Category: C NURSING IMPLICATIONS Assessment & Drug Effects Assess patients who develop severe diarrhea and vomiting...

MEROPENEM

MEROPENEM

(mer-o’pe-nem) Merrem Classifications: antiinfective; carbapenem antibiotic Prototype: Imipenem Pregnancy Category: B NURSING IMPLICATIONS Assessment & Drug Effects Lab tests: Perform C&S tests prior to therapy. Monitor periodically liver and kidney...

METFORMIN

METFORMIN

(met-for’min) Fortamet, Glucophage, Glucophage XR, Riomet Classifications: hormones & synthetic substitutes; antidiabetic agent; biguanides Pregnancy Category: B NURSING IMPLICATIONS Assessment & Drug Effects Lab tests: Obtain baseline and periodic kidney...

METOCLOPRAMIDE HYDROCHLORIDE

METOCLOPRAMIDE HYDROCHLORIDE

(met-oh-kloe-pra’mide) Clopra, Emex , Maxeran , Maxolon, Reglan Classifications: gastrointestinal agent; prokinetic agent (gi stimulant) Pregnancy Category: B NURSING IMPLICATIONS Assessment & Drug Effects Report immediately the onset of restlessness, involuntary movements,...

METOPROLOL TARTRATE

METOPROLOL TARTRATE

(me-toe’proe-lole) Apo-Metoprolol, Betaloc , Lopressor, Norometoprol , Toprol XL Classifications: autonomic nervous system agent; beta-adrenergic antagonist (sympatholytic); antihypertensive Prototype: Propranolol Pregnancy Category: C NURSING IMPLICATIONS Assessment & Drug Effects Take apical pulse...