Nonopioid Analgesics Meds.
- How do they work? / What are they used for?
- What do I need to know about them? / Pt teaching
- treats pain, reduce fever and/or inflammation
- - aspirin, tylenol, NSAIDS
FYI: - C/I w/ clients who have bleeding disorders and gatric ulcers- NO ASPIRIN for children due to Reye's syndrome- Use cautiously with pts w/ liver pbs and w/ hx of chronic alcohol use- More than 4g of acetaminophen qd can lead to liver toxicity in any client- Take with food or after food to avoid upset stomach or w/ full glass of water- Remain in an upright position for 15-30 mins after taking meds to empty stomach ( helps decrease GI upset)