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Functional class of Lanoxin (digoxen):
Cardiac glycoside, intropic, antidysrhythmic
Chemical class of Lanoxin (digoxen):
Digoxen preparation
What drug helps make heart beat stronger?
Lanoxin (digoxen)
This is used to help treat CHF and also makes heart beat stronger:
Lanoxin (digoxen)
This is used to help treat atrial fibrillation...what is atrial fibrillation?
Lanoxin (digoxen)...is a heart rhythm disorder
What levels should you monitor when your patient is on Lanoxin (digoxen):
Monitor electrolyte levels..especially Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium
Can Lanoxin (digoxen) be administered to a pregnant woman?
Lanoxin (digoxen) is administered how MOST of the time?
What is the serum drug level for Lanoxin (digoxen):
0.5-2.0 ng/mL
BUN and Creatinine should be monitored for what drug that helps maintain heart beat?
Lanoxin (digoxen)
Functional class for Plavix (clopidogrel):
Platelet aggregation inhibitor
Chemical class for Plavix (clopidogrel):
Thienopyridine derivative
Action for Plavix (clopidogrel):
Inhibits ADP-platelet aggregation
Plavix (clopidogrel) is administered how MOST of the time?
One of the main functions of Plavix (clopidogrel):
Prevents blood clots after heart attack or stroke
What drugs CANNOT be taken with Plavix (clopidogrel):
Aspirin or any other NSAIDs
Is Plavix (clopidogrel) harmful for baby of pregnant woman?
Very common side effect for Plavix (clopidogrel):
What specific drugs are contradicted to take with Plavix (clopidogrel):
Heparin, plavix and coumadin
Functional class for Capoten (capotril):
Antihypertensive (prevent or helps high blood pressure)
Chemical class for Capoten (capotril):
Angiotensin-converting enzyme: ACE inhibitor
Action for Capoten (capotril):
Selectively suppresses renin-angiotensin aldosterone system; inhibits ACE; preventing conversion of angiotensin I to angiotensin II
Capoten (capotril) is administered how MOST of the time?
This drug is mainly for high blood pressure and heart failure:
Capoten (capotril)
This drug may slow the progression of kidney failure in patients with diabetes or high BP:
Capoten (capotril)
Black Box warning for Capoten (capotril):
Capoten (capotril) may cause high levels of what electrolyte?
Potassium (which may cause kidney failures)
Common side effects for Capoten (capotril):
Dizziness and lightheaded
Functional class for Vancocin (Vancomycin):
Anti-infective --- misc.
Chemical class for Vancocin (Vancomycin):
Tricyclic glycopeptide
To treat staphylococcus and MRSA, this drug is commonly used:
Vancocin (Vancomycin)
Serum drug levels for Vancocin (Vancomycin):
5-10 mcg/ml
What levels should you monitor for patent on Vancocin (Vancomycin):
BUN and Creatinine
Functional Class for Flagyl (metronidazole):
Anti-infective --- misc
Chemical Class for Flagyl (metronidazole):
Nitroimidazole derivative
What does Flagyl (metronidazole) mainly do?
Eliminates bacteria and other infections from the reproductive system, GI tract and vagina
Precautions for Flagyl (metronidazole):
Blood, liver, kidney or chron's disease ... also pregnancy
Common side effects for Flagyl (metronidazole):
V/D, decreased apetite, dry mouth and dark/red colored urine