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Drug Classifications

Drug classification and description examples of drugs used for Surgical Tech

QuestionAnswer
IMMUNOSUPPRESSANT CYCLOSPORINE
INTRAVENOUS ANESTHETIC AGENTS PRODUCE SYSTEMIC ANESTHESIA PROPOFOL
MIOTIC CONSTRICT PUPIL, ACETYLCHOLINE CHLORIDE
MYDRIATIC DILATE PUPIL, ATROPINE
NERVE CONDUCTION BLOCKING AGENTS PRODUCT LOCAL OR REGIONAL ANESTHESIA OPTHALMIC TETRACAINE HYDROCHLORIDE
NERVE CONDUCTION BLOCKING AGENT AGONIST ENHANCE EFFECT OF LOCAL OR REGIONAL ANESTHESIA EPINEPHRINE -VASO CONSTRICTOR
NEUROMUSCULAR BLOCKING AGENTS PRODUCT TOTAL SKELETAL MUSCLE RELAXATION (PARALYZATION), SUCCINYLCHOLINE HYDROCHLORIDE (DEPOLARIZING), ATRACARIUM BESYLATE (NON-DEPOLARIZING)
OXYTOCIC CONTRACT UTERUS, OXYTOCIN
SEDATIVE/HYPNOTIC PROMOTE SLEEP, REDUCE ANXIETY, PHENOBARBITAL SODIUM
STAINS IDENTIFY ABNORMAL TISSUE, IODINE BASED
STEROIDAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY AGENTS REDUCE EDEMA, DEXAMETHASONE
VASODILATOR DILATE PERIPHERAL BLOOD VESSEL, PAPAVERINE
MISC. DRUGS SKELETAL MUSCLE RELAXANT USED TO TREAT MALIGNANT HYPERTHERMIA
ELECTROLYTE REPLACEMENT MYOCARDIAL STIMULANT (HEART MUSCLE), COMBAT METABOLIC ACIDOSIS, CALCIUM CHLORIDE, SODIUM BICARBONATE
INTRAVENOUS SOLUTIONS BALANCED SOLUTIONS SIMILAR TO PLASMA
IRRIGATION SOLUTIONS "BUG JUICE" SURGICAL WOUND IRRIGATION, MEDICATIONS MAY BE ADDED, CORNEAL IRRIGATION, INTRAOCULAR IRRIGATION, NORMAL SALINE (MOST COMMON), LACTATED RINGERS SOLUTION, STERILE DISTILLED WATER (SOMETIMES), BALANCED SALT SOLUTION (BSS) EYE, WATER ON EYE
ANALGESIC (NARCOTIC) MINIMIZE PERCEPTION OF PAIN, CODEINE
ANTIANXIETY REDUCE ANXIETY, PRE-OP SEDATIVE, DIAZEPAM (VALIUM)
ANTIBIOTIC ANTIBACTERIAL, "BUG JUICE"-IV WITH ANTIBIOTIC MIXTURE-WITH IRRIGATION FLUID, BACITRACIN, GENTAMICIN
ANTICOAGULANT INTERFERE WITH BLOOD CLOTTING MECHANISM, HEPARIN
ANTIEMETIC REDUCE NAUSEA, DROPERIDOL
ANTIMUSCARINIC (ANTICHOLINERGIC) BLOCK SECRETIONS, ATROPINE SULFATE (TO DRY UP-ID. DROOLING)
CARDIAC GLYCOSIDE INCREASE CARDIAC OUTPUT, DIGITOXIN
CHOLINERGIC PROSTIGMINE
CONTRAST MEDIA ENHANCE X-RAYS, CONRAY, RENOGRAFIN, HYPAQUE, DYE WILL SHOW STONES
CORONARY ARTERY DILATOR INCREASE BLOOD FLOW TO HEART, NITROGLYCERINE
CYCLOPLEGIC PARALYZE CILIARY MUSCLE (IN EYE), OPTHAMIC SURGERY, TROPICAMIDE
DIURETIC INCREASE URINARY OUTPUT, REDUCE EDEMA (SWELLING), FUROSEMIDE, MANNITOL
DYE ENHANCE VISUALIZATION, MARK INTENDED INCISION LINES, BRILLIANT GREEN, GENTIAN VIOLET, INDIGO CARMINE, METHYLENE BLUE
HEMOSTATIC AGENTS CONTROL INTRAOPERATIVE BLEEDING, ABSORBABLE GELATIN SPONGE (GEL FOAM), MICROFIBRILLAR COLLAGEN, OXIDIZED CELLULOSE, PROTAMINE SULFATE, THROMBIN (POWDER/DILUTED W/SALINE)
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