What is the most common life threatening side effect of Ibuprofen
What should a nurse consider before administering Ibuprofen to someone who is diabetic?
That Ibuprofen may increase hypoglycemic effects of insulin or oral agents. p. 688
What is the Desired Outcome of using Ibuprofen?
Decrease severity of pain, and reduction in fever. p. 688
What is a safe dose of Ibuprofen PO in an Adult?
No more than 3200 mg/day...or 400-800mg 3 to 4 times daily.
Can aspirin reduce the effects of ibuprofen?
Yes p. 688
What is the risk for patients taking Ibuprofen with alcohol?
They are increasing their risk of getting GI Bleeds. p 690
What is a safe dose of Acetaminophen PO in an adult?
325-650 mg every 4 to 6 hours. p.112
If a nurse is made aware that a pt is also taking warfarin while on Tylenol, what information should the nurse keep in mind about the two drugs?
That acetaminophen may increase the risk of bleeding with Warfarin.
What is the brand name for Meperidine?
What is Demerol used for?
Preoperative sedation, and moderate to severe pain.
The nurse has just received a patient with head trauma after a car accident. The patients is complaining of pain consistently and the doctor has ordered Demerol what must the nurse assess and keep in mind before administering Demerol?
Demerol can increase intracranial pressure for patients with head trauma.
Can Demerol cause hypothyroidism?
Yes. p 821
What should the nurse assess for when a pt is on Meperidine?