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Drug:Epinephrine (Adrenalin)
Side Effects:
Increased ocular pressure, ectopic beats, nausea
Drug:Epinephrine (Adrenalin)
Nursing Considerations:
Monitor blood pressure, peripheral pulses, urinary output
Use infusion pump
Drug: Buspirone (BuSpar)
Side Effects:
Light headedness, confusion, hypotension, palpitations
Drug: Buspirone (BuSpar)
Nursing Considerations:
Little sedation
Used for episode or acute incident
Not ongoing anxiety
Used for clients with previous addiction
Does not potentiate CNS depressants
Drug: Quinidine (Quinaglute)
Side Effects:
Anemia, hypotension, headache, heart block, tinnitus, fever, GI
symptoms
Drug: Quinidine (Quinaglute)
Nursing Considerations:
Used for atrial or ventricular arrhythmias
May increase toxicity for digitalis
Monitor liver function tests and I and O
Check apical pulse and BP
Monitor EKG and BP
Drug: Amantadine (Symmetrel)
Side Effects:
CNS disturbances, hyperexcitability, insomnia, vertigo, ataxia,
slurred speech, convulsions
Drug: Amantadine (Symmetrel)
Nursing Considerations:
Enhances effect of L-Dopa, Contraindicated in epilepsy,
arteriosclerosis, antiviral
Drug: Radioactive Iodine (131I)
Side Effects:
Feeling of fullness in neck, metallic taste, leukemia
Drug: Radioactive Iodine (131I)
Nursing Considerations:
Destroys thyroid tissue
Contraindicated for women of childbearing age
Fast overnight before administration
Urine, saliva, vomit radioactive 3 days
Use full radiation precautions
Encourage fluids
Drug: Spironolactone (Aldactone)
Side Effects:
Hyperkalemia, hyponatremia, hepatic and renal damage, tinnitus,
rash
Drug: Spironolactone (Aldactone)
Nursing Considerations:
Used with other diuretics
Give with meals
Avoid salt substitutes containing potassium
Monitor I and O
Drug: Cyclopentolate (Cyclogyl)
Side Effects:
Photophobia
Seizures
Tachycardia
Drug: Cyclopentolate (Cyclogyl)
Nursing Considerations:
Nursing Considerations: Contraindicated in narrow-angle glaucoma
Burns when instilled
Drug: Propoxyphene (Darvon)
Side Effects:
Side Effects: Restlessness
Tremors
Mild euphoria
Drug: Propoxyphene (Darvon)
Nursing Considerations:
Observe for dependence in prolonged users
Use cautiously with CNS depressants, alcohol, and tranquilizers because
of potentiating effect
Drug: Hydralazine (Apresoline)
Side Effects:
Drug: Hydralazine (Apresoline)
Side Effects: Headache
Palpitations
Edema
Tachycardia
Lupus erythematosus-like syndrome
Drug: Hydralazine (Apresoline)
Nursing Considerations:
Give with meals
Observe mental status
Check for weight gain, edema
Drug: Methenamine (Mandelamine)
Side Effects:
Drug: Methenamine (Mandelamine)
Side Effects: Nausea
Vomiting
Elevated liver enzymes
Drug: Methenamine (Mandelamine)
Nursing Considerations:
Nursing Considerations: Anti-infective
Give cranberry juice to supplement acidification
Check I and O
Limit intake of alkaline foods (vegetables, milk, almonds, coconut)