ATI ANXIETY MEDS

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ATI ANXIETY MEDS
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2015-02-18 14:16:54
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Meds for Anxiety Exam 2
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  1. What medication enhances the inhibitory effects of GABA in the CNS allowing rapid relief of anxiety following administration
    BENZO's (xanax)
  2. What is acute signs of benzo toxicity following oral administration? What nursing intervention is necessary?
    • Drowsiness, lethargy, confusion
    • Gastric lavage, activated charcoal or saline cathartics, Flumazenil antidote
  3. What are the symptoms of benzo IV toxicity
    • respiratory depression
    • severe hypotension
    • cardiac arrest
  4. What two benzos can be administered IV
    • Diazapam
    • Lorazepam
  5. Nursing interventions for benzo IV toxicity
    • Monitor VS
    • Maintain patent airway
    • Fluids for BP
    • Flumazenil
  6. What pregnancy category is Diazepam
    D
  7. What 3 cases is diazepam contraindicated in
    • sleep apnea
    • respiratory depression
    • glaucoma
  8. What medication should not be used with Buspirone (atypical anxiolytic)? How often should the client wait to take an MAOI to avoid hypertensive crisis
    • MAOI
    • 14 days
  9. How should Buspirone be taken? When will it be effective and when will it reach full effects
    • with meals
    • 1 week
    • 3-6 weeks
  10. How long for SSRI to produce therapeutic effects
    4 weeks
  11. BIGGEST COMPLAINT ABOUT SSRI
    Sexual dysfunction
  12. What electrolyte must be monitored for patient taken SSRI?
    Sodium
  13. What is the most serious adverse effect of SSRI and when does in appear
    • Serotonin syndrome
    • 2-72 hrs after initiation
  14. What two medications should be avoided when on SSRI due to increase risk for serotonin syndrome
    • TCA
    • MAOI
  15. When should SSRI be taken
    in the morning

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