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Med Class SE

Tricyclic glycopeptide N/V/D; anaphylaxis -common for all antibiotics; ototoxicity; nephrotoxicity; thrombophlebitis (drug is very irritating to veins when administered IV).
Histamine H2 antagonists Serious but rare: Blood dyscrasias. Common: Confusion (especially in the elderly), diarrhea, headache.
Proton pump inhibitors Nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, headache, fatigue and dizziness. But generally this class of drugs is well-tolerated.
Subcutaneous anticoagulants Bleeding; HIT (heparin-induced thrombocytopenia) is a rare but serious allergic reaction to heparin (and less commonly to enoxaparin) that causes a severe decrease in platelets and the formation of fibrin clots known as “white clots”.
Insulin Hypoglycemia. (Know that glargine insulin cannot be mixed with any other insulin)
Beta Blockers Orthostatic hypotension, excessive bradycardia (HR at 50+ is normal if BP is normal)
ACE inhibitors Hypotension, dry cough, hyperkalemia, renal impairment, angioedema.
Calcium Channel Blockers Common: peripheral edema due to increased capillary permeability; irregular or slowed heart rate. Other side effects: Dizziness; facial flushing; headache, constipation
Loop diuretic Dehydration, decreased potassium level, hearing loss and/or tinnitus (ototoxicity), renal impairment (nephrotoxicity).
Cardiac Glycoside Signs of digoxin toxicity: Irregular or slowed heart rate, loss of appetite, nausea, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, weakness, drowsiness, headache, blurred vision or yellow-green halos around things.
Narcotics Life-threatening: Respiratory depression and severe hypotension. Common: Constipation, nausea, vomiting, sedation, dizziness, physical tolerance.
Systemic Corticosteroids ↑ blood sugar, ↑ WBC’s, cushingoid appearance, adrenal suppression, ↓ wound healing, ↑ susceptibility to infection, GI bleeding, osteoporosis, muscle wasting, capillary fragility, ecchymosis, petichiae, insomnia, depression, anxiety, hirsuitism.
Created by: Slacker