320L Important medication list
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what is the generic name of
what is colace used as?
constipation relief, it is a stool softener
what is the average dosage of colace:
Oral: 50 to 400 mg (using any of the salt forms) orally administered in 1 to 4 equally divided doses each day.
Rectal: 200 to 283 mg rectally administered as an enema once or twice.
Alternative: 50 to 100 mg (docusate sodium liquid) added to a retention or flushing enema once a day.
SE of colace
common: Bitter taste; bloating; cramping; diarrhea; gas; irritation around the rectum; throat irritation.
severe: Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue) fainting; nausea; vomiting.
usual adult dosage of senokot
8.8 mg/5 mL:
10 to 15 mL (17.6 to 26.4 mg) orally once a day, not to exceed 15 mL (26.4 mg) twice a day
2 tablets (17.2 mg) orally at bedtime, not to exceed 4 tablets (34.4 mg) twice a day
senokot relieves what?
what are senokot SE?
Black, tarry stools
blood in the stools
nausea or vomiting
what is metoprolol used for (2)
Metoprolol is a beta-blocker that affects the heart and circulation (blood flow through arteries and veins).
Metoprolol is used to treat angina (chest pain) and hypertension (high blood pressure). It is also used to treat or prevent heart attack.
adult dosing of metoprolol?
Metoprolol tartrate immediate release tablets: 50 mg orally twice a day
-Metoprolol succinate extended release tablets: 100 mg orally once a day
Initial dose: 100 mg orally per day in single or divided doses
SE of Metoprolol
cardiac failure, bradycardia, and hypotension. Other side effects include: bradycardia.
why is norvasc used
Norvasc (amlodipine) is a calcium channel blocker that dilates (widens) blood vessels and improves blood flow.
Norvasc is used to treat chest pain (angina) and other conditions caused by coronary artery disease.
Norvasc is also used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering blood pressure may lower your risk of a stroke or heart attack.
adult Norvasc dosage
The usual initial antihypertensive oral dose of NORVASC is 5 mg once daily, and the maximum dose is 10 mg once daily.
Common side effects of Norvasc include: edema. Other side effects include: fatigue, palpitations, and flushing.
what is novolog used for
NovoLog (insulin aspart)is a fast-acting insulin that starts to work about 15 minutes after injection, peaks in about 1 hour, and keeps working for 2 to 4 hours. Insulin is a hormone that works by lowering levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood.
NovoLog is used to improve blood sugar control in adults and children with diabetes mellitus.
Common side effects of Novolog include: hypoglycemia (low blood glucose)
what is dilaudid used for
Dilaudid (hydromorphone) is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic.
Dilaudid is used to treat moderate to severe pain.
dosage of dilaudid
Dilaudid Oral Solution
Initiate treatment with DILAUDID Oral Solution in a dosing range of one-half (2.5 mL) to two teaspoonful (10 mL) 2.5 mg to 10 mg every 3 to 6 hours as needed for pain.
Initiate treatment with DILAUDID Tablets in a dosing range of 2 mg to 4 mg, orally, every 4 to 6 hours.
Difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
difficulty with moving
muscle pain or stiffness
what is morphine used for
Morphine is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic.
Morphine is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Short-acting formulations are taken as needed for pain.
The extended-release form of this medicine is for around-the-clock treatment of pain. This form of morphine is not for use on an as-needed basis for pain.
Morphine is not for treating short-term pain just after surgery unless you were already taking morphine before the surgery.
difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
false or unusual sense of well-being
relaxed and calm feeling
sleepiness or unusual drowsiness