Lactulose (Generlac)
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by Jon Haws, RN
1y ago
Visit: https://nursing.com/140meds to request your free copy of "140 Must Know Meds" Generic Name lactulose Trade Name Kristalose Indication Constipation, portal-systemic encephalopathy Action draws water into the stool and softens stool, inhibits ammonia passing into the colon Therapeutic Class laxative Pharmacologic Class osmotic Nursing Considerations • use caution with DM • may cause cramps, abdominal distention, hyperglycemia • assess mental status, ammonia levels, abdominal distention • patient should average 2-3 bowel movements per day ..read more
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Isoniazid (Niazid)
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by Jon Haws, RN
1y ago
Visit: https://nursing.com/140meds to request your free copy of "140 Must Know Meds" Generic Name isoniazide Trade Name INH Indication tuberculosis Action Inhibits synthesis of mycobacterial cell wall Therapeutic Class Antitubercular Pharmacologic Class none Nursing Considerations • can cause jaundice • may cause peripheral neuropathy, seizures, hepatitis • patient should avoid high amounts of tyramine (pickled meats, aged/smoked meats, alcohol, exotic/aged cheese) • monitor liver function tests • complete full course of therapy (6-12 months) • often used in combination with Rifampin ..read more
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Iodine
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by Jon Haws, RN
1y ago
Visit: https://nursing.com/140meds to request your free copy of "140 Must Know Meds" Generic Name radioactive iodine Trade Name none Indication thyroidectomy pretreatment, thyrotoxic crisis, radiation exposure Action inhibits the release of thyroid hormones Therapeutic Class Antithyroid Agent, control of hyperthyroidism Pharmacologic Class none Nursing Considerations • may cause GI bleeding, diarrhea, hypothyroidism, goiter • monitor for hypersensitivity ..read more
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Insulin – Short Acting (Regular)
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by Jon Haws, RN
1y ago
Visit: https://nursing.com/140meds to request your free copy of "140 Must Know Meds" Generic Name Insulin Regular Trade Name Humulin R/Novolin R Indication hyperglycemia with diabetes type 1 and 2, diabetic ketoacidosis Action stimulates uptake of glucose into muscle and fat cells, inhibits production of glucose in the liver, prevents breakdown of fat and protein Route Onset Peak Duration Subcutaneous 30-45 min 1-5 4.5-6h   Therapeutic Class antidiabetics, hormones Pharmacologic Class pancreatics Nursing Considerations • assess for symptoms of hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia • monitor body ..read more
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Insulin – Rapid Acting (Novolog, Humalog)
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by Jon Haws, RN
1y ago
Visit: https://nursing.com/140meds to request your free copy of "140 Must Know Meds" Generic Name Aspart, Lispro, Glulisine Trade Name Novolog, Humalog, Apidra Indication hyperglycemia with diabetes type 1 and 2, diabetic ketoacidosis Action stimulates uptake of glucose into muscle and fat cells, inhibits production of glucose in the liver, prevents breakdown of fat and protein Route  Onset Peak Duration Aspart 10-20 min 1-3 hr 3-5 hr Glulisine 15 min 1 hr 2-4 hr Lispro 15 min 1-1.5 hr 3-4 hr Therapeutic Class antidiabetics, hormones Pharmacologic Class pancreatics Nursing Considerations ..read more
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Insulin – Long Acting (Lantus)
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by Jon Haws, RN
1y ago
Visit: https://nursing.com/140meds to request your free copy of "140 Must Know Meds" Generic Name Insulin detemir, Insulin glargine Trade Name Levemir, Lantus Indication hyperglycemia with diabetes type 1 and 2, diabetic ketoacidosis Action stimulates uptake of glucose into muscle and fat cells, inhibits production of glucose in the liver, prevents breakdown of fat and protein Route Onset Peak Duration Detemir 3-4 hr 3-14 hr 24 hr Glargine 3-4 hr none 24 hr   Therapeutic Class antidiabetics, hormones Pharmacologic Class pancreatics Nursing Considerations • assess for symptoms of hypoglyce ..read more
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Insulin – Intermediate Acting (NPH)
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by Jon Haws, RN
1y ago
Visit: https://nursing.com/140meds to request your free copy of "140 Must Know Meds" Generic Name Insulin NPH Trade Name Humulin N, Novolin N Indication hyperglycemia with diabetes type 1 and 2, diabetic ketoacidosis Action stimulates uptake of glucose into muscle and fat cells, inhibits production of glucose in the liver, prevents breakdown of fat and protein Route Onset Peak Duration Subcutaneous 1-2 hr 4-12hr 18-24hr   Therapeutic Class antidiabetics, hormones Pharmacologic Class pancreatics Nursing Considerations • assess for symptoms of hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia • monitor body we ..read more
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Indomethacin (Indocin)
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by Jon Haws, RN
1y ago
Visit: https://nursing.com/140meds to request your free copy of "140 Must Know Meds" Generic Name indomethacin Trade Name Indocin Indication Inflammatory disorders when patients do not respond to other medications Action Decreases pain and inflammation by inhibiting prostaglandin synthesis Therapeutic Class antirheumatics, ductus arteriosus patency adjuncts (IV only), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents Pharmacologic Class none Nursing Considerations • monitor for hepatitis and GI bleeding • monitor for dizziness, drowsiness, and headache • assess for anaphylactic reaction • aspirin may decr ..read more
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Survive NCLEX Prep - No More Drowning, Study Anywhere You Want (with NURSING.com)
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by NURSING.com - Jon Haws, RN - NCLEX Prep Master
1y ago
Hi NURSING.com family.   You can now prep for the NCLEX Anywhere!   We just released a new Podcast show, “NCLEX Flash Notes.”  This is the perfect NCLEX review, and as ALWAYS, we have pulled out the MOST important info that you need to become an Amazing nurse! Listen in each week while we review the critical topics you need to pass the NCLEX Exam.  Each episode will cover different MUST-know nursing topics, with a perfect overview of all you need to know. Our new show is NCLEX Flash Notes.   Just click the link below for a direct link to the show on eith ..read more
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Ibuprofen (Motrin)
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by Jon Haws, RN
1y ago
Visit: https://nursing.com/140meds to request your free copy of "140 Must Know Meds" Generic Name ibuprofen Trade Name Advil / Motrin Indication Mild to moderate pain, inflammatory states Action Decreases pain and inflammation by inhibiting prostaglandins Therapeutic Class antipyretics, antirheumatics, nonopioid analgesics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents Pharmacologic Class nonopioid analgesics Nursing Considerations • may cause GI bleeding, hepatitis, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome • may cause anaphylaxis • monitor for headache, nausea, vomiting, constipation • therapy should be discontinued ..read more
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