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Undesirable and unexpected effects of medications that may be harmful.
Medication given to increase chances for long-term immunity, as with immunizations.
Rod-shaped, compressed powdered drug form
Factors that indicate a medication should not be prescribed becasue potential risks outweigh potential benefits.
Drugs that have potential for abuse, misuse and addiction
Total amount of medication in the body after repeated doses of that accumulates in the body one time.
Drug that heals disease or cures infection.
Drug that assists in diagnosing a disease during a procedure, such as radiopaque dye with x-rays
Total amount of medication that is administered in separate doses.
Solutions using alcohol, water, sugar, and a drug or combination of drugs.
Substance in an oil-based liquid that must be shaken before use.
Tablet with special coating that dissolves in the small intestine.
First dose of medication administered
Section of a presciption where the name of the medication is entered
tablet containing two or more ingredients layered to dissolve and be absorbed at different times
amount of medication that proves deadly to a patient
amount of medication needed by the body to maintain its desired effect
chart that shows the relationship of body surface area to height and weight in calculating drug dosage. Usually for a child or an infant but may be used with adults.
semi-solid mixture of medications tha has an oil base for external use
route for medication given under the skin or other than the digestive system
route for medication given through the skin
medication that lessens or prevents the effets of a disease
tablet with indentations across the middle that allows it to be broken in half
guidelines for drug administration. Right patient, drug, dose, route, time, technique and documentation.
capusle that contains time-released beads of medication
solution that has undissolved particals and must be shaken to distribute evenly before administration
medication that restores the body to its pre-symotomatic state
liquid medications mixed with an alcohol base
harmful effects of drugs on body