Nursing Drug List

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MEDICATIONS

1. Esomeprazole Nexium
Classification Therapeutic: antiulcer agents
Pharmacologic: proton-pump inhibitors
Route/Dosage/Time 0630, PO: 40 mg once daily 60 min. AC Breakfast. Action: Diminished accumulation of acid in the gastric lumen with lessened gastroesophageal reflux. Healing of duodenal ulcers. NURSING CONSIDERATIONS: [pic]Assess patient routinely for epigastric or abdominal pain and frank or occult blood in the stool, emesis, or gastric aspirate

2. Multi-vitamin (Theragran) 1 TAB PO QD 0730
Purpose: To supply nutrients that is missing, or is not consumed in the diet. Action: Supplement a poor dietary intake of the relevant vitamins exists. Metabolized: liver Vita. A, D, E, & K (fat soluble) Vita. C and B complex (water soluble) Vita. Bs eliminated in urine. Nursing Considerations: Monitor interaction with other medications.

3. Folic Acid: (Vitamin B)
Classification: Therapeutic: antianemics
Rout/Dosage/Time: PO 1mg Tab PO Daily at breakfast 0730
Action: It works by helping the body to produce red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. NURSING CONSIDERATIONS: Monitor client for weakness, fatigue, and dyspnea.

4. Lorazepam (Ativan)
Classification Therapeutic: analgesic adjuncts, antianxiety agents, sedative/hypnotics Pharmacologic: benzodiazepines
Route/Dosage/Time: PO Anxiety--2 mg Q 4hrs 0800, 1200, 1600, and 2000
** Do not give if client is difficult to arouse.
Action: Decreased anxiety
NURSING CONSIDERATIONS: Conduct regular assessment of continued need for treatment.

5. Metoprolol Lopresor,
Classification Therapeutic: antianginals, antihypertensives
Route/Dosage/Time: 100 mg/day 0900
Action Therapeutic Effects: Decreased blood pressure and heart rate. NURSING CONSIDERATIONS: [pic]Monitor blood pressure, ECG, and pulse frequently during dose adjustment and periodically during therapy

6. Thiamine vitamin B1
Classification Therapeutic: vitamins
Route/Dosage/Time: IM Injection: 100 mg/ml daily 0900 NURSING CONSIDERATIONS: Assess patient's nutritional status prior to and throughout therapy.

PRN Medications

1. Hydrocodone/acetaminophen Lortab 5
Classification, Therapeutic: analgesic
Route/Dosage/Time: PO, 1 tab, PRN
Action: Decrease in severity of moderate pain
NURSING CONSIDERATIONS: [pic]Assess blood pressure, pulse, and respirations before and periodically during administration.

2. Atropine
Classification, Therapeutic: antiarrhythmics
Route/Dosage/Time: IV, 5ml, PRN
Action: Increased heart rate. Decreased GI and respiratory secretions NURSING CONSIDERATIONS: [pic]Assess vital signs and ECG tracings frequently during IV drug therapy. Report any significant changes in heart rate or blood pressure, or increased ventricular ectopy or angina to physician promptly.

3. Glucagons
Classification, Therapeutic: hormones
Route/Dosage/Time: IM, 1 mg, PRN
Action: Therapeutic Effects: Increase in blood glucose.
NURSING CONSIDERATIONS: [pic]Assess for signs of hypoglycemia (sweating, hunger, weakness, headache, dizziness, tremor, irritability, tachycardia, anxiety) prior to and periodically during therapy.

4. Glucose Chews
Route/Dosage/Time: PO, 5 gm (1 tab), PRN
Action: For mild hypoglycemia
NURSING CONSIDERATIONS: Assess for signs of hypoglycemia (sweating, hunger, weakness, headache, dizziness, tremor, irritability, tachycardia, anxiety) prior to and periodically during therapy. 5. Haloperidol Haldol

Classification, Therapeutic: antipsychotic
Route/Dosage/Time: IM, 2 mg, Q 1H PRN
Action: Diminished signs and symptoms of psychoses
NURSING CONSIDERATIONS: Assess mental status (orientation, mood, behavior) prior to and periodically during...
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