2014 Lippincott’s Nursing Drug Guide by Amy M. Karch

By Amy M. Karch

A finished annual consultant for nursing scholars and training nurses, the 2014 Lippincott Nursing Drug consultant provides quickly A-to-Z entry to present, important drug details. This version comprises details on over 1500 medicinal drugs and drug combos. entire monographs for over seven hundred universal medications include time-honored and exchange names, pronunciations, being pregnant threat classification, managed substance agenda (if appropriate), drug sessions, healing activities, symptoms, contraindications and cautions, to be had varieties, dosages, pharmacokinetics, IV proof (if appropriate), adversarial results, interactions, and  a nursing issues  part according to nursing approach steps together with evaluation, interventions,  and instructing issues. The booklet additionally features a 32-page full-color photograph consultant to drugs and pills for simple reference and a number of extra appendices that summarize key medical details. The digital ancillary comprises 2 hundred drug monographs and patient-teaching aids.    

This is the single drug ebook to incorporate a "DO no longer weigh down" brand so nurses can speedy establish medicinal drugs that are supposed to now not be overwhelmed -- a key sufferer protection function. an internet Toolkit presents handy beneficial properties together with FDA warnings, new drug and herb updates, drugs management and protection video clips, dosage calculator, sufferer educating handouts, pharmacology animations, English-Spanish audio clinical and drugs management phrases and words, audio usual drug pronunciations, drugs management systems, NCLEX-style questions that conform to the recent 2013 NCLEX attempt plan, mechanisms of motion of chosen drug periods, and a listing of meals that include tyramine. there's additionally a unfastened CE try plus extra CE discount rates, and numerous convenient charts and data, comparable to managed substance schedules, I.V. drug incompatibility, dialyzable medicines, poisonous drug-drug interactions, and masses more.

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Teaching points ● ● ● Adverse effects ● GU: Galactorrhea, menstrual disorders, dysuria, hesitancy Respiratory: Bronchospasm, cough, thickening of secretions Other: Musculoskeletal pain, mild to moderate transaminase elevations Drug-drug ● Altered antihistamine metabolism with ketoconazole, troleandomycin ● Increased antihistaminic anticholinergic effects with MAOIs ● Additive CNS depressant effects with alcohol, CNS depressants ● Contraindications and cautions 27 Interactions Indications ● ■ ● Avoid excessive dosage.

Arrange periodic blood tests to check on the action of the drug. It is very important that you have these tests. Use contraceptive measures while taking these drugs; it is important that you do not become pregnant. You may experience these side effects: Stomach bloating, cramps (passes with time; if it becomes too uncomfortable, contact your health care provider); loss of hair, skin rash (this is a frustrating and upsetting effect; if it becomes a problem, discuss it with your health care provider); orange-red discoloration to the urine (this may be mistaken for blood; add vinegar to urine, the color should disappear).

You may experience these side effects: Dizziness, weakness may occur when changing position, in the early morning, after exercise, in hot weather, and after consuming alcohol; tolerance may occur after taking these drugs for a while, but avoid driving or engaging in tasks that require alertness while experiencing these symptoms; change position slowly, and use caution in climbing stairs; lie down if dizziness persists; GI upset (frequent small meals may help); dry mouth (sucking on sugarless candies, ice chips may help); stuffy nose.

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