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Brand names for pseudoephedrine are?
Afrin
Drixoral Non-Drowsy Formula
Sudafed
Triaminic AM Decongestant
Formula
Therapeutic classification of pseudoephedrine are?
allergy
cold
cough
nasal drying agents and
decongestants
Indication for pseudoephedrine is?

Symptomatic management of nasal congestion associated with?
acute viral upper respiratory tract infections
Indication for pseudoephedrine is?
Used in combination with antihistamines in the management of?
allergic conditions
Indication for pseudoephedrine is?
Used to open obstructed eustachian tubes in?
chronic otic inflammation or infection
MOA for pseudoephedrine?
Stimulates alpha- and beta-?
adrenergic receptors
MOA for pseudoephedrine?
Produces vasoconstriction in the?
respiratory tract mucosa (alpha-adrenergic stimulation)
MOA for pseudoephedrine?
Possibly causes bronchodilation which is?
beta2-adrenergic stimulation
Therapeutic effects of pseudoephedrine?
Reduction of what in nasal passages (3)?
nasal congestion
hyperemia
swelling
Where should the nurse assess for congestion periodically and throughout therapy?
nasal
sinus
eustachian tube
Monitor pulse and blood pressure before and during therapy.
okay
Assess lung sounds and character of bronchial secretions. Maintain fluid intake of 1500-2000 ml/day
to decrease viscosity of secretions
Administer pseudoephedrine at least how many hours before bedtime to minimize insomnia
2 hours
Contents of capsule can be mixed with ____ or _____ and swallowed without chewing for patients with difficulty swallowing.
jam or jelly
Instruct patient to take meds exactly as directed and not to take more than recommended. If dose is missed, take within ___ ____, if remembered later, omit. No double dosing
1 hour
Instruct patient to notify hcp if what 6 things occur, because these symptoms may indicate overdosage.
nervousness
slow heart rate
fast heart rate
breathing difficulties
hallucinations
seizures
Instruct patient to contact hcp if symptoms don't improve within ___ _____ of if fever is present
7 days
Effectiveness of therapy can be demonstrated by?
decreased nasal, sinus, or eustachian tube congestion