Take with or w/o food, do not take with red yeast rice, if experiencing muscle pain etc contact PCP immediately
10, 20, 40mg cap or powder for susp
Take on empty stomach 1hr ac, make open capsule and mix in applesauce. May take several days before stomach pn feels better
75, 300mg tab
Platelet aggregation inhibitor
Take with or without food. May interact w/ASA and other blood thinners. Report to PCP immediately if there are any unusual bleeding or bruising or black tarry stools.
100, 250, 500mg powder for inhalation
Combo LABA and corticosteroid DPI (maintenance)
Do not wash diskus with water or use spacer. Do not take with MAOI's like nardil (phenylzine) and parnate (tranylcypromine). May cause tremors, HA, nervousness. LABA's may increase risk of asthma-related deaths.
2, 5, 10, 15, 20, 30mg tab
10, 15mg oral disintegrating tab
Disintegrating tab does not need to be taken w/water. Take with or w/o fd. May take several weeks before full effects are seen. Do not suddenly stop taking the med. May cause changes in blood sugar. Contact PCP immediately if experiencing suicidal thoughts or sudden changes in feelings (anxious, aggressive, etc). May cause weight gain and drowsiness.
25, 50, 100, 200, 300, 400mg tab
50, 150, 200, 300, 400mg XR tab
Take with or w/o fd. May take several weeks before full effects seen. May have to have eyes checked prior to taking med and q6 months thereafter.Contact PCP immediately if experiencing suicidal thoughts or sudden
changes in feelings (anxious, aggressive, etc). May cause weight gain and drowsiness.
For XR tabs, take on empty stomach or w/a light meal (do not take w/heavy meal).
4mg granules (ages 1-4yo)
4mg (ages 2-5yo), 5mg (ages 6-14yo) chewable tab
Leukotriene modifier - allergies and asthma
For granules - must be used w/in 15mins of opening. may place directly in mouth or mix with 1 tsp of baby formula or applesauce (do not mix in any liqs except breast milk or formula). Take w/or w/o fd.
Chewable - chew completely before swallowing, w/or w/o fd. For chewable and granules, take qpm for asthma or qd for allergies.
May cause drowsiness. Contact PCP immediately if experience tingling in extremities, jaundice symptoms, or suicidal thoughts (caution in all LM's).
5, 10, 20, 40mg tab
HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor
Take w/or w/o fd. Contact PCP immediately if have any muscle pn or jaundice sx's. Avoid taking antacids w/Ca, Al, or Mg within 2hrs of taking this med. Do not take w/red yeast rice.
15, 30, 45mg tab
May cause slow weight gain and increase risk of heart problems. Contact PCP if having swelling in ankles, feet or hands.
2000, 2000, 4000, 10000, 20000, 40000 units/ml sol inj
Take iron and folic acid or Vitamin B supplements. May cause N//V/D and HA.
100mg powder for inj
Crohn's dz and ulcerative colitis, also plaque psoriasis
If using this med for plaque psoriasis, try to stay out of the sun, or else wear protective clothing and sunscreen
May make pt more susceptible to infections. If having surgery or dental work, let the health professional know you are taking this med. May worsen HF in some pts - contact health provider ASAP if having swelling of ankles or SOB.
25mg powder inj, 25mg/0.5ml sol inj, 50mg/ml sol inj
Store medicine in the fridge - do not freeze or shake. May be tested for TB prior to starting med - if positive, finish taking the TB meds before starting Enbrel. May be more susceptible to infections.
20, 30, 60mg DR CAP
Antidepressant or chronic pn
Take med w/or w/o fd. May take ~4 wks to see full efx of med. May cause drowsiness. May make mouth dry - try chewing candy. May raise BP. Watch out for suicidal thoughts and sudden mood changes - contact health provider immediately.
100mg/4ml sol inj, 400mg/16ml sol inj
No interxns expected. Let health provider know if having unusual sx's like difficulty breathing. Med should be started 28days after major surgery. Rarely causes GI perforation.
10, 15, 20, 30, 40, 60, 80, 160mg ER tab
Constant pn lasting more than a few days
Take w/or w/o fd, swallow one tab at a time, do not wet tab before taking. May get drowsy and dry mouth and constipation. If no bowel movement in 3days, contact PCP. May see empty tabs in stool, but med is in body. Do not suddenly stop taking med, may get severe rxn. PCP may gradually lower dose.
6mg/0.6ml sol inj
Makes more WBC's after cancer tx
Store in fridge, do not freeze. Throw away in left at RT for over 48hrs. If having pain at inj site, fever, shoulder, or stomach pn, contact health provider ASAP.
May take several weeks for full efx of med. May get drowsy/dizzy - Avoid alcoholic drinks - may inc drowsiness. Mouth may get dry.
20mg/0.4ml pediatric sol inj, 40mg/0.8ml sol inj
Crohn's dz and plaque psoriasis
May be tested for TB prior to starting med. If positive n given TB meds, finish them all before starting Humira. May be more prone to certain cancers if taking this med. Store med in fridge, do not freeze.
5, 10, 20mg tab, 5mg/5ml sol inj
Take w/or w/o fd. May take 1-2 wks before full efx of med seen. May get drowsy -avoid alcoholic drinks. Mouth may get dry. Watch out for suicidal thoughts and abrupt mood changes -contact health provider ASAP.
100mg/10ml sol inj
500mg/50ml sol inj
Monoclonal Antibody for non-hodgkin's lymphoma or rheumatoid arthritis
May inc risk of brusing and bleeding. Be careful brushing and flossing - let dentist know you are taking this med. Avoid taking APAP, ASA, and NSAIDs - may hide a fever. May be more susceptible to infx's.
5, 10, 23mg tab; 5, 10mg oral disintegrating tab
Mild to moderate dementia
Take w/or w/o fd, usually taken qHS. Do not cut, chew, crush 23mg tab. May cause drowsiness. GI probs are common s/e, esp diarrhea.
30, 40, 60, 80, 100, 120, 150, 300mg/3ml sol inj
Prevents and treats blood clots
Do not take w/ASA, heparin, or warfarin. May cause brusing or bleeding - contact health provider to change dose. Report any injuries. If going to have surgery, alert the health provider. If having SOB or edema, contact health provider ASAP.
Efavirenz, Emtricitabine, Tenofovir
Take on empty stomach, 30mins before or 2hrs after food. Take qHS. Skipping doses may make HIV resistant to this med and other meds. May get drowsy - avoid alcoholic drinks. BCP may not work properly while taking this med.
20mg powder inj, or 20mg/ml sol inj
Decreases # of MS relapses in ppl w/relapse-remitting forms of the dz
Interxns aren't expected. Store in fridge, do not freeze. May be good for up to 7days in RT. Contact health provider immediately if having any swelling of ankles or rapid heartbeat.
18mcg powder for inhalation
LA-Anticholinergic for COPD, bronchodilator
Do not swallow capsule, do not use inhaler when it's wet. Do not get med in your eye (cause pn, irritation, blurred vision). If having change in vision, fast heartbeat, trouble passing urine - contact health provider ASAP.
100units/ml sol inj, prefilled = Lantus Solostar
Long acting basal insulin
Should appear clear and colorless, otherwise throw away. Do not mix w/other insulins. Store unopened vials in fridge. After opening, vial is good for 28days, and may be stored at RT at 25 degrees or below. Injecting at RT makes it less painful. Opened pen should NOT be stored in fridge.
40, 80, 160, 320mg tab
Take w/or w/o fd. May cause drowsiness. Contact health provider immediately if having irregular heartbeat, decreased urine, difficulty breathing, or confusion.
25, 50, 100mg tab
Take w/or w/o fd
Do not take w/gatifloxacin. If getting sick or exercising more than usual, may need to change dosing of drug. Contact health provider ASAP if having N/V, breathing probs, etc.
50, 100, 200, 400mg cap
COX-2 inhibitor, arthritis or pnful monthly periods
Take w/food if upsets stomach, or if taking 400mg at a time. Do not lie down for 10mins after taking. Long-term use may inc risk of heart attacks/strokes. Do not use other NSAIDs while taking this med.
Take w/or w/o fd, do not suddenly stop takin this med, will cause resistance to this med and other meds. Common s/e include discoloring of feet and hands, weight gain in waist and back but thinning of arms and legs.