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Adult Health Nursing

CH 10 meds that affect the urinary system MEL

Generic (Trade)Functional ClassUseSpecial Considerations
Phenazopyridine (Pyridium, Urogesic) Nonnarcotic analgesic Anesthetic on mucosa of urinary tract Assess decrease in urinary symptoms. Urine may turn red-orange. Report yellowing of sclera.
Flavoxate (Urispas) Spasmolytic Relieves nocturia, incontinence, dysuria Assess decrease of urinary symptoms.
Finasteride (Proscar) Androgen hormone inhibitor Prevents benign prostatic hyperplasia Monitor urinary output. May cause impotence. Pregnant women should avoid handling crushed pills.
Terazosin hydrochloride (Hytrin) Antihypertensive and benign prostatic hyperplasia agent In benign prostatic hyperplasia, causes relaxation of smooth muscle and improves urine flow Assess for hypotension. Assess voiding pattern
Oxybutynin chloride (Ditropan) Spasmolytic Reduces bladder spasms (neurogenic bladder) Assess voiding pattern
Bethanechol chloride (Urecholine) Cholinergic stimulant Urinary bladder stimulant (urinary retention, neurogenic atony) Assess for hypotension
Created by: diamondgirljaz