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NPTE Cardiopulm 2

Pharmocology

Drug ClassImplication for PTDrug Names
ACE Inhibitors If they have heart failure, avoid rapid increases in activity. Avoid sudden changes in posture (risk for hypotension) Lisinopril, captorpril
Anticoagulants Avoid injury or bruising because excessive bleeding can occur- see lab values (PTT and INR) Coumadin (Warfarin), Heparin, Lovenox
Antithrombotic (antiplatelet) agents Avoid injury- risk of excessive bleeding Aspirin, Plavix, Persantine
Beta Blockers HR and BP response to exercise will be diminished. Use RPE to monitor intensity. Risk of orthostatic hyootension. Lopressor, -lol
Calcium channel blockers HR and BP response to exercise will be diminished. Use RPE to monitor intensity. Risk of orthostatic hyootension. Norvasc, Procardia, -pine
Diuretic Decreased BP. Monitor for electolyte imbalance (muscle weakness, cramping) Lasix, Thiazide
Alpha Adrenergic Antagonist Agents Monitor for dizziness and orthostatic hypotension Doxazosin, Prazosin, Terazosin
Created by: smit4163