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6 meds for 11/2

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Brand name of furosemide Lasix
Classification of furosemide (Lasix) Loop Diuretic
Action of furosemide(Lasix) Decreases edema
Major SE of furosemide(Lasix) Dehydration, hypokalemia
Normal Potassium level 3.5 - 5.0
What must be checked before administering furosemide (Lasix) ? Potassium (K+) level, furosemide is a potassium depleting med
Brand name of hydrochlorothiazide Hydrodiuril
Classification of hydrochlorothiazide (Hydrodiuril) Antihypertensive/ Diuretic
Action of hydrochlorothiazide (Hydrodiuril) Lowers BP and reduces edema
Major SE of hydrochlorothiazide (Hydrodiuril) Hypotension, Hypokalemia
Which blood level must be checked before administering hydrochlorothiazide (Hydrodiuril)? Potassium (K+) level, potassium depleting diuretic
T/F: You can administer hydrochlorothiazide (Hydrodiuril) if the patient has an allergy to thiazides False
Brand name of digoxin Lanoxin
Classification of digoxin (Lanoxin) Cardiotonic
Action of digoxin (Lanoxin) Slows HR and Strengthens heart beat
Major SE of digoxin (Lanoxin) Bradycardia
What should the nurse assess before administering digoxin (Lanoxin)? Must check apical pulse for full minute. If under 60 bpm, do not give med
Classification of Morphine Schedule II Narcotic analgesic
Action of morphine Decreases pain
Major SE of morphine Respiratory depression, drowsiness, constipation
What should a nurse monitor on a patient who has received morphine? Respirations and allergies especially in the elderly
Brand name of meperidine Demerol
Classification of meperidine (Demerol) Schedule II narcotic analgesic
Action of meperidine (Demerol) Decreases pain
Major SE of meperidine (Demerol) Seizures, drowsiness, monitor for respiratory depression, constipation
T/F: meperidine (Demerol) is the first drug of choice to give patients with pain False, morphine is the first drug of choice
Why is meperidine (Demerol) not given as much anymore? Can cause seizures and not as effective for pain as morphine
Classification of Codeine Schedule II or III Narcotic analgesic depending on how much is needed
Action of Codeine Decreases pain
Major SE of Codeine Drowsiness, very constipating
What does the #3 indicate when placed with Tylenol? (Tylenol #3) The amount (mg) of Codeine mixed with Tylenol
What medication is given if patient has an allergy to Tylenol and not the Codeine? aspirin (Empirin)
Created by: grdrgz92