ORAL MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION
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What is the generic name for AMOXIL?
That is the therapeutic classification for AMOXICILLIN?
- Antiulcer Agents
What is the parmacologic classification for AMOXIL?
What is a medical diagnosis AMOXIL would be used for?
What are the therapeutic effects of AMOXICILLIN?
Bactericidal Action w/spectrum broader than penicillins
What is the normal adult PO dose for AMOXIL?
- 250-500 mg q 8 hr
- Not to exceed 2-3 g/day
What are the administration implications for AMOXICILLIN?
- Assess temperature and CBC (WBC).
- Assess for PCN or Cephalosporin allergy.
What is a point of patient education for AMOXIL?
Instruct patient to finish the drug completely as directed, even if feeling better.
What are S/S of adverse effects the patient should be asked to notify for when administering AMOXIL?
Allergic Reactions: Difficulty breathing and swelling of the tongue, lips or throat.
Pseudomembranous Colitis: Diarrhea, abdominal cramps, fever and bloody stool.
What is the most common side effect of AMOXICILLIN?
Common drug/food interactions with AMOXIL?
- May increase effect of WARFARIN (COUMADIN)
- May decrease effectiveness of ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES
What is the generic name for CARDIZEM?
What is the therapeutic classification of CARDIZEM?
What medical diagnosis would DILTIAZEM be used for?
What are the therapeutic effects of CARDIZEM?
- Decreased BP (systemic vasodialation)
- Decreased frequency/severity of angina attacks
- Decreased ventricular rate in AFib or Flutter
What is the normal adult PO dose for DILTIAZEM?
30-120 mg 3-4 times daily
What are the administration implications for CARDIZEM?
- Assess HR & BP.
- May be administered without regards to meals.
What is a point of patient education for DILTIAZEM?
Caution patient to change positions slowly to minimize orthostatic hypotension
What are S/S of adverse effects the patient should be asked to notify for when administering CARDIZEM?
CHF: SOB after lying down, swollen feet/ankles, need to urinate at night.
What is the most common side effect of DILTIAZEM?
Common drug/food interactions with CARDIZEM?
- Effect may be decreased by NSAIDs
- May increase DIGOXIN levels
- GRAPEFRUIT JUICE increases effects
What is the generic name for COUMADIN?
What is the therapeutic classification for WARFARIN?
What is the pharmocologic classification for COUMADIN?
What is a medical diagnosis WARFARIN would be used for?
What are the therapeutic effects of WARFARIN?
Prevention of thromboembolic events
What is the normal adult PO dose for COUMADIN?
2-5 mg/day for 2-4 days; then adjust daily dose by results of INR.
What are the administration implications for WARFARIN?
- Asses HR & BP
- Review PT/PTT/INR
- May be administered without regards to meals
What is a point of patient education for COUMADIN?
Advise patient to report any symptoms of unusual bleeding, bruising or pain
What are S/S of adverse effects the patient should be asked to notify for when administering WARFARIN?
What is the most common side effect of COUMADIN?
Common food/drug interactions with WARFARIN?
- NSAIDs & ASA may increase the response and risk of bleeding.
- Chronic Alcohol intake may decrease its effects while acute alcohol intake may increase its effects.
- Ingestion of large quantities of foods high in Vitamin K (green, leafy veggies) may antagonize effects.
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