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What do you give alongside cancer drugs?
Allopurinol -- reduce uric acid that comes from rapid cell destruction
What type of tubing for chemo drugs?
vented
cisplatin
ototoxic, nephrotosic -- hypo electrolytes
cytoxan
SE?
Food?
hemmorhagic cystitis

Without food
How low of platelet count before you withhold meds?
less than 75,000
What do you want to do to urine when on chemo?
Alkaline it --
What do mycin meds do?
vesication at IV site
Doxorubicin?
cardiotoxic
Bleomycin?
pulmonary toxic
5-FU
photoxic reactions -- stomatitis --
cerebellar dysfunction
Methotrexate
stomatitis
hepatotoxic
phototoxic
what do you administer along with methotrexate
leucovorin
Oncovin
neurotoxic
What is vasopressin?
When used?
How administered?
ADH
used for diabetes insipidus
nasally
Levothyroxine -- when do you take and with food or without?
preferrably morning without food
What are hypothyroid medications?
Iodine solution
PTU
Tapazole
How do you take hypothyroid meds?
with meals
what can happen if you abruptly stop hypothyroid meds?
thyroid crisis -- fever, tachy, signs of heart failure
What type of medications should you avoid while taking antithyroid medications (iodine)?
aspirin
What medicines increase calcium and which ones decrease calcium
Calcium carbonate and citrate increase
Calcitonin and fosamax - regulate
what type of medications for adrenal replacement?
prednisone, etc.
what do steroids increase the effects of?
hyperglycemia
sodium and water retention
increase potency of aspirin and NSAIDS -- increase bleed risk
what medication decreases effect of prednisone?
dilantin and rifadin
what medication used for addison's disease?
Florinef -- fludrocortisone
What type of diet with Florinef?
high potassium
What type of medications are androgens?

what's biggest SE?
testosterone, etc.

hepatotoxic
What should you avoid when taking androgens?
hepatotoxic meds -- cause more
What do estrogens stimulate?
female reproductive tissue
What do progesterones stimulate?
uterine lining
what type of medications should you avoid with estrogen and progesterone?
hepatotoxic meds
What does glyburide and glipizide do?

When do you take it?
stimulate beta cells to make more insulin

30 minutes before meal
what does metformin do?

When do you take it?
decrease liver production of glucose

take with meals
What does acarbose do?

When do you take
slows down carb absorption in intestines?

Take with first bite of meal
What does Actos and AVandia do?

When do you take?
improves peripheral insulin sensitivity

with or without meals