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methylphenidate Route PO
methylphenidate Action Acts in CNS to release norepinephrine from nerve terminals Suppresses appetite, increases alertness, elevates mood, improves physical performance Effectiveness and efficacy in ADHD paradoxical
methylphenidate Use ADHD , Narcolepsy
methylphenidate Contraindications CVS disorders – angina, dysrhythmias, HTN; Anxiety or agitation; Glaucoma; Hyperthyroidism history of drug abuse; Pregnancy; Lactation People with Tourette’s syndrome Children with motor tics
methylphenidate Adverse effects CVS – tachycardia, dysrhythmias, HTN; CNS – excessive stimulation, possible anxiety, hyperactivity, nervousness, insomnia, tremors, convulsion, and psychotic behavior ; GI – gastritis, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, anorexia, weight loss
methylphenidate BBW drug’s high abuse potential
methylphenidate monitor ECG and BP, HR reading. Child - height and weight, growth, diet
Drug Holiday - no drugs during school breaks or weekends, allow them to eat so they can ***grow**** and sleep
methylphenidate teaching no caffeine
Created by: amandalw98



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