Drug cards, Trade name, Generic name, Nursing considerations

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Generic name: Aspirin Trade name: acerysaliciylic
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Nursing considerations: monitor for GI problems, may cause tinnitis, not given to children
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Generic name: Advil Trade name: ibuprofen
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Nursing considerations: monitor for, GI problems/bleeding, can cause Myocardial infarction or stroke
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Generic name: Tylenol Trade name: acetaminiophen
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Nursing considerations: risk of liver toxicity with increase in doses, maximum dose 4 gm/24hrs
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Generic name: Benadryl Trade name: diphenhydramine
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Nursing considerations: causes dizziness and drowsiness, monitor for falls
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Generic name: Calcium Trade name: calcium carbonate
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Nursing considerations: increased constipation monitor calcium levels for hypercalemia
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Generic name: Colace Trade name: docusate sodium
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Nursing considerations: monitor for loose stool
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Generic name: Senokot Trade name: senna
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Nursing considerations: monitor for loose stools, abdominal cramping, increase fluid intake
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Generic name: Vitamin D Trade name: ergocalciferol D2 & D3
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Nursing considerations: main sources are fortified food (milk) and sunlight, monitor for increased blood levels/toxicity
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Generic name: Tums Trade name: calcium carbonate
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Nursing considerations: monitor for constipation and hypercalemioa
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Generic name: Feosol Trade name: iron supplement, ferrous sulfate
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Nursing considerations: causes constipation monitor for stools that may be dark green or black
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Generic name: Procardia Trade name: nifedipine
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Nursing considerations:do not eat grapefruit while on it, (increased level in blood) monitor for falls, dizziness
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Generic name: Pepcid Trade name: famotidine
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Nursing considerations:may cause dizziness, monitor for blood in stool, take at bedtime
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Generic name: Prilosec Trade name: omperazole
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Nursing considerations: take before meals, do not crush meds
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Generic name: Proventil Trade name: albuterol
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Nursing considerations: can cause high B/P, increased pulse, tremors
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Generic name: Tussionex Trade name: chlorpheniramine and hydrocodone
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Nursing considerations: may cause drowsiness, monitor for falls
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Generic name: Zantac Trade name: ranitidine
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Nursing considerations: may cause headache, may increase risk of developing pneumonia
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Generic name: Humalog Insulin Trade name: insulin zispro
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Nursing considerations: administer 15 minutes before meals, monitor for hypoglycemia

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