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Rx Prep Key Points 3

Autoimmune, Hypertension

Oral steroid short-term side effects Fluid retention, stomach upset, mood, appetite, wt gain, insomnia
Oral steroid long-term side effects Adrenal suppression, impaired wound healing, HTN, hyperglycemia, cataracts, osteo, hypokalemia, muscle wasting, dermal thinning, bruising, acne
Methotrexate side effects N/V/D, anorexia, reddening of skin
Hydroxychloroquine pearls worsened vision, photophobia, blurred vision, macular damage, mood, pigmentation of skin/hair Eye exam within 1 year Take with food
Sulfasalazine pearls Sulfa allergy, take with food and glass of water (crystalluria), standard side effects, yellowing of skin/urine Supplement folate 1mg/day
Xeljanz pearls URTIs, HA, diarrhea
Allopurinol pearls With food, takes a few weeks to work during which more attacks may occur, notify MD of any rash
Thiazide pearls Side effects: low K, Na, Mg, hyperlipidemia, photosensitivity, rash
ACEI/ARB pearls report swelling of lips, tongue, face immediately, hyperkalemia, cough (ACEI only)
Beta blocker pearls enhance insulin and SUs, fatigue, dizziness, take in morning unless fatigue
Digoxin pearls For sx of HF, increased exercise tol and QOL Report sx of tox: N/V, loss of appetite, brady, blurred vision, greenish-yellow halos, abd pain
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