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Medications (10-05)

TermDefinition
Lovenox (Enoxaparin) Anticoagulant; Used to prevent DVT and pulmonary emboli. Do not use with anticoagulants, antiplatelets, or NSAIDs. Assess for hemorrhage, blood abnormalities, and neurosymptoms.
Penicillin Anti-infective; Used to treat respiratory tract infections, scarlet fever, pneumonia, gonorrhea, other bacterial infections. Avoid using aspirin, heparin, and contraceptives. Assess for infection
Digoxin Inotropic antidysrhythmic; Decreases heart rate, increases force of contraction. avoid using antacids, antidysrhythmics, and diuretics. Assess apical pulse.
Tylenol (Acetominophen) Nonopioid analgesic; Decreases pain and fever. Avoid barbiturates and NSAIDs. Assess liver and renal function.
Voltaren Ophthalmic NSAID, Nonopioid analgesic; Decreases pain and inflammation. Avoid aspirin, anticoagulants, NSAIDs. Assess pain.
Zoloft (Sertaline) Antidepressant; Relieves depression, OCD, PTSD, and panic disorder. Avoid anticoagulants, NSAIDs, Antidepressants, and Thrombolytics. Assess mental status.
Tuberculin Purified protein derivitive; Used for TB skin test. Assess for allergies and reactions to drug.
Fentanyl Opioid analgesic; relief of pain, supplement to anasthesia. Avoid antipsychotics and opioids. Assess for pain (headache) and apnea.
Protonix (Pentoprazole) Proton pump inhibitor; decreases epigastric fullness, pain, and swelling. Avoid calcium carbonate. Assess for muscle pain.
Levaquin (Levofloxacin) Anti-infective; bacteriocidal against e. coli, chlamydia, and other bacteria. Avoid antacids, antidysrhythmics, and NSAIDs. Assess for infection and tendon abnormalities.
Paxil (PARoxetine) Antidepressant; Relief of depression. Avoid digoxin, warfarine, and NSAIDs. Assess mental state, and cardiac function.
Morphine Opioid analgesic; Decreases pain. Avoid alcohol, antipsychotics, opiates, and sedatives. Monitor CNS.
Lisinopril Antihypertensive; Decrease BP, preload, and afterload. Avoid antihypertensives, diuretics, NSAIDs. Monitor cardiac, liver, and renal function.
Coreg (Carvedilol) Antihypertensive, Alpha and Beta blocker; Decreases BP. Avoid alcohol, digoxin, antihypertensives, NSAIDs. Monitor cardiac function.
Aspirin Nonopioid Analgesic; Decreases pain, inflammation, and fever. Avoid alcohol, nitroglycerine, insuline, antacids, anticoagulants, NSAIDs, and Penicillin. Monitor liver and renal function.
Coumadin (Warfarine) Anticoagulant; Prevents clotting. Avoid antidepressants, NSAIDs, and Barbiturates. Monitor BP
Nexium (Esomeprazole) Proton pump inhibitor; Decreases gastroesophageal reflux. Avoid calcium carbonate, digoxin, and penicillin. Assess GI system
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