What is the suffix for "histamine H2 antagonists"?
What are the suffixes for "corticosteroids" that are for injections?
lone and sone
body function depends on the substance
compulsive need of a substance
ability to take more of a substance without different effects
pattern of repeated use where the person feels better with use of a substance than without it
loss of control over use of a substance with a compulsion or use for the substance
socially unacceptable use of a substance for non-therapeutic use
Describe the pharmacological effect of alcohol
CNS depressant (decreased rate of breathing, decreased heart rate, and loss of consciousness possibly leading to coma or death)
How do H2 antagonists work?
inhibits the secretions of acid in the stomach [alters the pH in the stomach]
How do antacids work?
neutralizes, or slows down, the acid in the stomach [alters the pH in the stomach]
What should a nurse educate a client who is taking Lomotil for diarrhea?
no alcohol, do not operate machinery, do not rely on the drug, do not overuse the drug, and take as directed
What classes of medications would a client with hypothyroidism be more sensitive to?
What is the main action of estrogen in birth control?
What should a nurse teach a patient taking Citrucel?
drink with lots of water
What should a nurse teach a patient who is receiving an enzyme replacement such as Pancrease?
it helps digestion, made from cows and pigs, don't take it if patient has cystic fibrosis, and don't crush it
Discuss the client teaching required for a client taking "ophthalmic solutions"
do not use discolored solutions and do not touch eye with dropper
Discuss the client teaching required for a client taking "iron therapy"
no milk, take vitamin C, the stool will be black and tarry
Discuss the client teaching required for a client taking "oral birth contraceptives"
take at same time everyday, if you miss one day take it as soon as possible, if you miss two or more days use another form of contraceptive, and if patient smokes or has old age they are at risk for strokes
What is parenteral administration?
injections (IV, IM, ID)
What is enteral administration?
any administration that involves any part of the GI tract (oral, rectal)
What is a short acting insulin?
Regular (Humulin R) and (Novolin R)
What are some intermediate acting insulins?
Lente (Humulin N) NPH (Novolin N)
What are some symptoms for "hypothyroid" that the nurse would assess for to determine if treatment is effective?
depression, edema, fatigue, intolerance to cold
What are some symptoms for "hyperthyroid" that the nurse would assess for to determine if treatment is effective?
weight loss, tachycardia
Which symptoms of hyperthyroid require immediate intervention?