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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...

MIDAZOLAM HYDROCHLORIDE

MIDAZOLAM HYDROCHLORIDE

(mid’az-zoe-lam) Versed Classifications: central nervous system agent; benzodiazepine anxiolytic; sedative-hypnotic Prototype: Lorazepam Pregnancy Category: D Controlled Substance: Schedule IV NURSING IMPLICATIONS Assessment & Drug Effects Inspect insertion site for redness,...

MOXIFLOXACIN HYDROCHLORIDE

MOXIFLOXACIN HYDROCHLORIDE

(mox-i-flox’a-sin) Avelox, Vigamox Classifications: antiinfective; antibiotic; quinolone Prototype: Ciprofloxacin Pregnancy Category: C NURSING IMPLICATIONS Assessment & Drug Effects Monitor therapeutic effectiveness indicated by clinical improvement of infection. Monitor for and...

NIFEDIPINE

NIFEDIPINE

(nye-fed’i-peen) Adalat, Adalat CC, Procardia, Procardia XL Classifications: cardiovascular agent; calcium channel blocker; antiarrhythmic (class iv); nonnitrate vasodilator Pregnancy Category: C NURSING IMPLICATIONS Assessment & Drug Effects Monitor BP carefully...

NOREPINEPHRINE BITARTRATE

NOREPINEPHRINE BITARTRATE

(nor-ep-i-nef’rin) Levarterenol, Levophed, Noradrenaline Classifications: autonomic nervous system agent; alpha- and beta-adrenergic agonist (sympathomimetic) Prototype: Epinephrine Pregnancy Category: D NURSING IMPLICATIONS Assessment & Drug Effects Monitor constantly while patient is...

NORFLOXACIN

NORFLOXACIN

(nor-flox’a-sin) Chibroxin, Noroxin Classifications: antiinfective; quinolone antibiotic Prototype: Ciprofloxacin Pregnancy Category: C NURSING IMPLICATIONS Assessment & Drug Effects Collect urine specimens for testing before initiating antibiotic. Lab tests: Periodic WBC...

PHENYTOIN

PHENYTOIN

(fen’i-toy-in) Dilantin-125, Dilantin-30 Pediatric, Dilantin Infatab PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED Dilantin Kapseals PHENYTOIN SODIUM PROMPT Dilantin Classifications: central nervous system agent; anticonvulsant; hydantoin Pregnancy Category: D NURSING IMPLICATIONS Assessment & Drug...

PIPERACILLIN SODIUM

PIPERACILLIN SODIUM

(pi-per’a-sill-in) Pipracil Classifications: antiinfective; beta-lactam antibiotic; antipseudomonal penicillin Prototype: Mezlocillin Pregnancy Category: B NURSING IMPLICATIONS Assessment & Drug Effects Obtain history of hypersensitivity to penicillins, cephalosporins, or other drugs prior...

PREDNISONE

PREDNISONE

(pred’ni-sone) Apo-Prednisone , Deltasone, Meticorten, Orasone, Panasol, Prednicen-M, Sterapred, Winpred  Classifications: hormones and synthetic substitutes; adrenal corticosteroid; glucocorticoid Pregnancy Category: C   NURSING IMPLICATIONS Assessment & Drug Effects Establish baseline...

PROPOFOL

PROPOFOL

(pro’po-fol) Diprivan Classifications: central nervous system agent, general anesthesia; sedative-hypnotic Prototype: Thiopental Pregnancy Category: B NURSING IMPLICATIONS Assessment & Drug Effects Monitor hemodynamic status and assess for dose-related hypotension. Take...