Chronic Drugs 1

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raloxifene (Evista) and tamoxifen (Nolvadex)

two antiestrogen drugs that are specific for females, used to prevent breast cancer

Epogen and Procrit

these drugs stimulate the production of red blood cells

oprelvekin (Neumega)

this drug stimulates the production of platelets

Nursing care for cyclosporine (Sandimmune)

mix oral solution with milk, chocolate milk, or orange juice, preferable at room temperature

calcium gluconate (Kalcinate)

drug for hypo-parathyoidism.

Acthar

stimulates adrenal gland to produce glucocorticoids and mineral corticoids, used as a diagnostic test of adrencortical function

Sandostatin

this drug treats acromegaly, works on the growth hormone

somatropin (Genotropin)

promotes growth hormone, especially in children.

PTU

what is used to treat hyperthyroidism

Lugol's solution (SSKI)

used to decrease vascularity prior to thyoidectomy, protects against thyroid toxic crisis by decreasing the synthesis of thyroid hormones from the thyroid.

Lugol's solution (SSKI)

use straw and give with milk because causes brassy taste, teeth discoloration, increased salivation, diarrhea, hypothyroidism and GI distress

methimaole (Tapazole)

a drug used to treat hyperthyroidism (Graves disease)

desmopressin (DDAVP)

used to a patient that has hypopituitarims related to Diabetes Insipidus

lypressin (diapid nasal spray)

acts on the kidney's collecting ducts, similarly to ADH, increases the reabsorption of water by the kidneys.

DDAVP & lypressin

can cause increase blood pressure and fluid retention, monitor for signs of water intoxication, weigh daily

levothyroxine (Synthroid)

used to treat hypothyoidism and myxedema, increases the basal metabolic rate of all body cells, increases heart rate

levothyroxine (Synthroid)

this drug can cause the elderly with atherosclerosis may become confused and agitated if their metabolic rate is raised too quickly.

Herceptin (trastuzumab)

a monoclonal antibody that binds to her2/neu receptors, slows or stops growth of cells, used in breast cancer.

Taxol & Avastin

delays worsening in breast cancer

cisplatin

used in patients with lung cancer

side effects of cisplatin

ototoxicity, tinnitus, nephrotoxic

5-FU

used to treat colon cancer

side effects of 5-FU

diarrhea, nausea, stomatitis

dilaudid

used to treat pain, (pain is a major symptom of sickle cell)

Aricept & Cognex

used to treat mild to moderate Alzheimer

Namenda

used to treat moderate to severe Alzheimer

nevirapine (Viramune)

inhibits HIV production

marinol

Is an appetite stimulant

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