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Ducolax/Ducosate Sodium
One suppository Rectally
Every 3 days as needed
Constipation
Throat irritation
Mild cramps
Abdominal distension
Unusual patterns of bowel sounds, assess color, consistency, amt of stool produced.
Protonix/Pantoprazole
40 mg PO
Once a day @ 08:00
Gastric pain from acid reflux
Headaches, abdominal pain, flatulence, hyperglycemia
Assess routinely for epigastic or abdominal pain or blood in stool
Allopurinol/Purinol
300 mg PO
Qd @ 08:00
Gout Arthritis
Hair loss, hepatitis, vomiting
Monitor input/outtake ratios. Assess for rashes,
Goit: monitor for joint pai
Glucosamine/deoxyglucose sulfate
Tablet PO
Tid ac meals 08:00 12:00 18:00
Help with joint maintenance/pain management
Headaches, nausea, drowsiness
Evaluate for shellfish allergies prior to therapy,
Monitor for pain, assess glucose
Toprol/Metoprolol
50 mg PO
Pod QD 08:00
Lowers blood pressure and heart rate
Stuffy nose, blurred vision, wheezing,
Bronchospasms, bradycardia, CHF,
Pulmonary edema, constipation, hepatitis,
Flatulence, dry mouth
Monitor B/P, ECG, and pulse frequently.
Access routinely for signs of CHF,
Dyspnea, crackles, weight gain, edema
Mylanta/Maalox
30 cc (mL)
PRN as needed
Heartburn
Constipation
Acute pain
Ditropan/Oxybutynin
5 mg PO
1 4-6 Hrs PRN
To provide urinary comfort, prevent continence
Hepatic / renal impairment GERI: appears on Beers list
Monitor voiding habits; patterns & outputs; access
For abdomen bladder distension prior & during
Therapy. GERI: assess for anticholinesgic effects
Risperdal/Risperidone
0.5 mg PO
Q am 08:00
To promote mental stability, health
Sedation, extratapyramidial, arrhythmia,
Tachycardia, constipation, polydipsia, weight
Gain
Monitor mental health, hallucinations, mood
Changes, blood pressures, delusions
Ex-Lax/Senna
Prn 08:00 18:00 PRN
Laxative stimulant
Use only short term 1 - 11/2 weeks
Dependence, possible bowel
Obstruction
Assess abdominal distention,
Presence of bowel sounds, access
Color, consistency amt. of stoo
Carafate/sucralfate
1 gram PO
QID ac 07:30 11:30 17:30 19:30
Stomach pain
Constipation, diarrhea, dry mouth, gastric
Discomfort, indigestion, nausea
Do not confuse with Carafate Sucolfate,
Administer on an empty stomach 1 hr
b/f meals, and bedtime. DO NOT CRUSH
BREAK, OR CHEW TABLETS
Tylenol/Acetaminiphen
625 mg PO
PRN
Pain of fever
Rashes, hives
Malnourished & alcoholics need assessing,
Can develop hepatic toxicity if they
Overdue it. Can effect kidneys too.
Aricept/Donepezil
5 mg PO
Q5H 20:00
Mental health; improves dementia
Headaches, abnormal dreams, dizzy
Insomnia, diarrhea, vomiting, freq.
Urination
Assess cognitive function (memory)
Monitor heart rate periodically during
Therapy. May cause bradycardia
Mirtazapine/Remeron
One tab. 30 mg PO
HS 20:00
The medicine helps to pt. sleep
Drowsiness, abnormal dreams,
Abnormal thinking, agitation,
Anxiety, apathy, confusion,
Edema, hypotension, increase
In appetite, urinary frequency
Weight gain
Morphine Sulfate
15 mg PO
Q12H 08:00 20:00
Pain management
Caution with patients with impaired
Ventilation, bronchial asthma,
Increased intracranial pressure,
Liver failure
Monitor for low pulse, breathing, assess for impairment
Nebulizer NS
1-2 puffs
As needed
To provide moister to the lungs
Oxy IR / Oxycodone
5 mg PO
4-6 hrs PRN
Pain management
Use with caution in patients receiving
MAO inhibitors. Increase CNS
Depression with alcohol
Assess intensity of pain prior to and
1 hour after administering. Assess
B/P, pulse, breathing, if < 10 per minute, assess level of sedation
Artificial Tears
1 - 2 drops
PRN as needed
To keep eyes moist
Dramamine/Meclizine
25 mg PO
TID PRN
Vertigo
Dry mouth, fatigue, drowsiness
Teach patient how to take medicine
Exactly as directed. Use good oral hygiene
To avoid dry mouth
Tussi -
2-4 tsp.
Q4 HRS
Cough, expectorant
Naphcon
1 grrt 0.02% solution
4 times daily as needed
Eye redness, relief for sore eyes