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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...

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...