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When on digoxin
maintain steady diet of salt/potassium to prevent digitoxicity caused by hypokalemia.
Anticoagulants (like warfarin/Coumadin)
do not dissolve clots, they slow/prevent their formation. The only drugs that dissove clots are the thrombolytic agents (alteplase/Activase)
Decrease in blood pressure related to positional or postural changes from lying to sitting or standing positions
How can hypotension be avoided?
1. have patient change positions slowly
a. roll over
b.. sit up for 30 seconds c.stand for 30 seconds then d. walk
How long will it take for benefits of antidepressants to start?
make take several weeks to be achieved, increase in patient risk due to incremental increase in energy
Name 2 consideration with MAOIs
monamine oxidase inhibitors
should not be taen concurrentlly with any other medications, also require sverely restricted diet without tyramine & tryptophan
Rgarding anti-gout drugs
they are not given to treat increase in uric acid without the presence of gout (uric acid crystallization)
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