acetylates and irreversibly inhibits COX-1 and 2 to prevent conversion of arachidonic acid to TxA2. increases bleeding time. used as an antipyretic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-platelet drug
dosage form: transdermal (0.1mg/24hours)
dosing interval: once weekly
other info: counsel patient NOT to abruptly discontinue therapy due to the possibility of rebound hypertension
We want to prevent cardiac stress & neurological damage so we treat patients with pernicious anemia by giving them _____.
an oral antidiabetic drug (trade name Glucotrol) that stimulates the release of insulin from the pancreas. Treats type 2 diabetes.
Potassium chloride is used to prevent or to treat low blood levels of potassium (hypokalemia). Potassium levels can be low as a result of a disease or from taking certain medicines, or after a prolonged illness with diarrhea or vomiting.
digitalis preparation (trade name Lanoxin) used to treat congestive heart failure or cardiac arrhythmia
a selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitor commonly prescribed as an antidepressant (trade name Prozac)
a histamine blocker and antacid (trade name Zantac) used to treat peptic ulcers and gastritis and esophageal reflux
a Cox-2 inhibitor (trade name Celebrex) that relieves pain without harming the digestive tract