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Psychology drugs

meds associated with psychology nursing

describe a potentially life-threatening situation that could occur in the client who abruptly withdraws from CNS stimulants depression and suicidal ideation
what is the classification of medication that is commonly prescribed for drug-induced extrapyramidal reactionsgive two examples antiparkinsonian agents:benzotropine (cogentin)trihexyphenidyl (artane)
describe symptoms of extrapyramidal s/e associated with antipsychotic therapy pseudoparkinsonism tremor/shuffle gait drool rigidity akinesia muscle weak akathisia restlessness/fidgeting oculogyric crisis eyes roll back tardive dyskinesia sometimes an extrapyramidal symptom weird face and tongue mvmt stiff neck diff swallowing
what is the most commonly used group of anxiolytics give 2 examples benzodiazepines: Librium and Valium
what is the moa for anxiolytics with exception of buspirone? cns depression
describe some nsg implications for the client on lithium therapy give with food, ensure client gets adequate Na in diet, 2500> cc/day fluid, check level before giving, monitor i/o, diet to prevent weight gain
there is a narrow margin between the therapeutic and toxic lvls of lithium carbonate. What is the therapeutic range and list the initial s/s of toxicity 0.6 - 1.5 mEq/L: blurred vision, ataxia, tinnitus, persistent N/V, severe diarrhea
lithium carbonate is often the drug of choice for _______. Many times when these individuals are started on lithium therapy. the physician also orders an antipsychoitic meds. why might he/she do so? mania; lithium has a lag time of 1-3 weeks. Antipsychotics are prescribed to decrease the hyperactivity on an immediate basis until the lithium can take effect
_______is the most potentially life-threatening adverse s/e of MAOIs hypertensive crisis
symptoms for which the nurse and client must be on the alert for MAOI adverse s/e include: severe occipital HA, palpitations, N/V, nuchal rigidity, fever, sweating, marked increase in BP, chest pain, coma
what must be done to prevent symptoms of hypertensive crisis associated with MAOI adverse effect? with examples avoid foods high in tyramine. cheese, pickles, herring, preserved meats, beer, wine, chocolate, sour cream, yogurt, OTC cold meds, and diet pills
what is the MOA by which antidepressant meds achieve the desired effect (regardless of the different physiological processes by which this action is accomplished) INCREASED levels of norepinephrine and serotonin
for what must the nurse be on the alert with the client who is receiving antidepressant medications sudden lifts in mood (may indicate suicidal intention)
as the nurse, when would you expect the client to begin showing signs of symptomatic relief after the initiation of antidepressant therapy dependent on the medication: 1-4 weeks
name 1 example of a tricyclic antidepressant Elavil
name 1 example of a MAOI Nardil
name 1 example of a SSRI Prozac
common s/e and nsg implications for tricyclic antidepressants dry mouth; sugarless candy, ice, frequent water sipsconstipation; lots of fluids, foods high in fibersedation; request order for HS doseorthostatic hypotension; rise slowly for sitting lying positions, VSlowers seizure threshold; monitor for s/s
neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) is a rare, but potentially fatal s/e of antipsychotic drugs. List symptoms for which the nurse must be alert for when assessing NMS. severe muscle rigidity, fever (107) tachycardia, tachypnea, fluctuating BP, diaphoresis, rapid deterioration of mental status to stupor or coma
agranulocytosis is a potentially very serious s/e of antipsychotic therapy. the nurse and client should be on alert for symptoms of _______, _______, and ________ sore throat, fever, and malaise
describe potential adverse hormonal effects a/w antipsychotic therapy decreased libido, retrograde ejaculation, gynecomastia, amenorrhea, weight gain
phenothiazines are commonly used antipsychotic group give two examples and two other examples of the newer "atypical" antipsychotics Thorazine and ProlixinRisperdal and Zyprexa
what is thought to be the MOA that produces the desired effects with antipsychotic meds? decreased levels or activity or dopamine
what must the client on LT anxiolytic therapy be instructed to prevent a potentially life-threatening situation DO NOT STOP TAKING DRUGS ABRUPTLY
What are the most common s/e of anxiolytics drowsiness, sedation, confusion, and orthostatic hypotension
Created by: deidreking