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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