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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...

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

(pan-to’pra-zole) Protonix, Protonix IV Classifications: gastrointestinal agent; proton pump inhibitor Prototype: Omeprazole Pregnancy Category: B   NURSING IMPLICATIONS Assessment & Drug Effects Monitor for and immediately report S&S of angioedema...

RANITIDINE HYDROCHLORIDE

RANITIDINE HYDROCHLORIDE

(ra-nye’te-deen) Zantac, Zantac EFFERdose, Zantac GELdose, Zantac-75 Classifications: gastrointestinal agent; antisecretory (h2-receptor antagonist) Prototype: Cimetidine Pregnancy Category: B NURSING IMPLICATIONS Assessment & Drug Effects Potential toxicity results from decreased clearance...

SPIRONOLACTONE

SPIRONOLACTONE

(speer-on-oh-lak’tone) Aldactone, Novospiroton  Classifications: electrolytic and water balance agent; potassium-sparing diuretic Pregnancy Category: D NURSING IMPLICATIONS Assessment & Drug Effects Check blood pressure before initiation of therapy and at regular...

CALCIUM GLUCONATE

CALCIUM GLUCONATE

(gloo’koe-nate) Kalcinate Classifications: fluid and electrolytic and water balance agent; replacement solution Pregnancy Category: B   NURSING IMPLICATIONS Assessment & Drug Effects Assess for cutaneous burning sensations and peripheral vasodilation,...

AMPICILLIN SODIUM AND SULBACTAM SODIUM

AMPICILLIN SODIUM AND SULBACTAM SODIUM

(am-pi-sill’in/sul-bak’tam) Unasyn Classifications: antiinfective; antibiotic; aminopenicillin Prototype: Ampicillin Pregnancy Category: B NURSING IMPLICATIONS Assessment & Drug Effects Determine previous hypersensitivity reactions to penicillins, cephalosporins, and other allergens prior to therapy....

VALSARTAN

VALSARTAN

(val-sar’tan) Diovan Classifications: cardiovascular agent; angiotensin ii-receptor (type at1) antagonist; antihypertensive Prototype: Losartan Pregnancy Category: C (first trimester); D (second and third trimesters)   NURSING IMPLICATIONS Assessment & Drug Effects...