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Medications M-S

Musculoskeletal Disorders Medication

QuestionAnswer
Salicylates Analgesic, Anti-Inflammatory
Salicylates Side Effects GI Irritation: Bleeding
Salicylates Nursing Care Give with food, milk, or antacid: watch for signs of bleeding
Non steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDS) analgesic, anti-Inflammatory
Non steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDS) Side Effects GI Irritation, bleeding, dizziness, headache
Non steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDS) Nursing Care give with food, milk, or antacid, teach patient to avoid using aspirin or aspirin products with these medications
Steroids Potent anti-inflammatory, overrides body's normal inflammatory response
Steroids Side Effects electrolyte imbalance, decreased healing time, masked infections, GI distress, osteoporosis, adrenal crisis if abruptly withdrawn
Steroids Nursing Care give with food or milk, take as ordered, teach patient to taper off of meds as ordered and do not stop abruptly
Anti-Gout medications Colchicine, Butazolidine, allopurinol, probenecid
Anti-Gout Medications anti-inflammatory analgesic
Anti-Gout Medications Side Effects GI Irritation: Hematologic Changes
Anti-Gout Medications Nursing Care these meds are for short-term uuse; give with food or milk
Slow-acting anti-inflammatory antimalarials, gold salts, antineoplastics
Antimalarials Anti-Inflammatory, Exact action not known, GI distress: retinal edema that can lead to blindness, eye exam every 6 months while on meds
Gold Salts Anti-inflammatory, renal/hepatic damage, Monitor UA and CBC
Antinepplastics interferes with folic acid metabolism, GI Distress, headache, nausea and vomiting. Monitor WBC and platelets, watch I&O and appetite
Muscle Relaxants relaxes skeletal muscle by acting on the brain
Muscle Relaxants Side Effects GI Distress, dizziness, drowsiness, weakness, numbness in extremities
Muscle Relaxants Nursing Care give with food or milk, assess safety, teach patient not to use alcohol or OTC meds while taking medications
Created by: Myssi76