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digoxin class
cardiac glycosides
digoxin actions
inhibits Na-K ATPase making CA more available for contractile proteins resulting in increased cardiac output, increased force of contraction, decreased ht rate, decreased AV conduction speed
digoxin indications
CHF, atrial fib, atrial flutter, atrial tachycardia
digoxin dose
IV 0.6 - 1.0 mg/PO 0.125 to 0.5 mg/day
digoxin contraindications
vent fib, vent tachycardia, 2nd or 3rd degree heart block
digoxin side effects
headache, drowsiness, dysrhythmias, hypotension, abd pain, N&V
digoxin nsg rx
withhold if pulse <60
monitor I&O, electrolytes
clonidine class
antihypertensive, central acting analgesic
clonidine actions
inhibits sympathetic vasocenter in CNS reducing impulses in sympathetic ner sys and decreases BP in hypertension
clonidine indications
hypertension, severe pain in cancer pts
clonidine dose
0.2-0.6 mg/day PO
clonidine side effects
drowsiness, sedation, headache, ortho hypertension,N&V, impotence