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hydroxizine (Vistaril) is used for
Hydroxyzine is used to relieve the itching caused by allergies and to control the nausea and vomiting caused by various conditions, including motion sickness. It is also used for anxiety and to treat the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal.
The two most common clinical indications for use of Vistaril are for symptomatic relief of anxiety and tension associated with psychoneurosis and as an adjunct in organic disease states in which anxiety is manifested; or as a sedative when used as premedication and following general anesthesia, typically given IM (intramuscular injection) or IV along with meperidine (Demerol)
What are side effects of hydroxyzine (Vistaril)?
hydroxyzine is an antihistamine w/ anticholinergic effect
carbidopa-levodopa (Sinemet): tx of Parkinson
What are side effects
- -Sweat, saliva, urine may turn reddish brown occasionally.
- - Causes drowsiness
If you're allergic to sulfa drugs (sulfonamides) do not take BACTRIM!
Diarrhea! Drink plenty of fluid
Name the common gout meds
- probenecid (Benemid)
- colchicine (Colcrys)
- allopurinol (Zyloprim)
what's the therapeutic drug level for theophylline (tx of asthma or COPD)
acetazolamide (Diamox) is tx of glaucoma, high altitude sickness.
DON'T GIVE IF ALLERGIC TO SULFA DRUGS
indocin (Indomethacin) is an NSAID... what is it used for?
- Arthritis (osteo, rheumatoid, gouty)
chlordiazepoxide (Librium) What is it used for?
Tx of alcohol withdrawal. Do not take alcohol with this! Very bad n/v can occur
lovastatin (Mecavor) ... if given qd, when should it be given?