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Nursing2015

November 2009, Volume 39 Number 11 , p 68 - 68 [FREE]

Author

  • Jennifer Belavic PharmD

Abstract

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Belavic, Jennifer PharmD

Issue: Volume 39(11), November 2009, p ...

 

Do you know what they contain? Match the names in Section I with the ingredients in Section II.

 

_____ 1. PrandiMet (Novo Nordisk)

 

_____ 2. Combunox (Forest Laboratories)

 

_____ 3. Treximet (GlaxoSmithKline)

 

_____ 4. Advil Cold & Sinus (Wyeth)

 

_____ 5. Exforge (Novartis)

 

a. oxycodone 5 mg; ibuprofen 400 mg

 

This Schedule II controlled substance is approved for short-term treatment of moderate-to-severe acute pain. It's composed of a semisynthetic opioid and a nonselective nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).

 

b.amlodipine 5 mg, 10 mg; valsartan 160 mg, 320 mg

 

Combining a calcium channel blocker and an angiotensin receptor blocker, this drug treats hypertension. Teach patients to report swelling of hands or feet and warn them about the possibility of dizziness and headache.

 

c.repaglinide 1 mg, 2 mg; metformin 500 mg

 

This combination lowers blood glucose level more effectively than either drug alone. Repaglinide increases insulin secretion by pancreatic beta cells; metformin inhibits glucose production by the liver. Teach patients to report respiratory distress, malaise, myalgia, increasing somnolence, and nonspecific gastrointestinal (GI) distress.

 

d.ibuprofen 200 mg; pseudoephedrine 30 mg

 

Avoid giving this combination of an NSAID and a decongestant, which temporarily relieves symptoms of the common cold or flu, to patients with a history of peptic ulcers, hypertension, or liver or kidney disease.

 

e.sumatriptan 85 mg; naproxen sodium 500 mg

 

This combination of a selective serotonin receptor agonist and an NSAID is approved for the acute treatment of migraines in adults. Teach patients to get emergency help right away if they develop shortness of breath or trouble breathing, chest discomfort, swelling of the face, weakness in one part or on one side of their body or slurred speech.

Do you know what they contain? Match the names in Section I with the ingredients in Section II.

SECTION I

_____ 1. PrandiMet (Novo Nordisk)

_____ 2. Combunox (Forest Laboratories)

_____ 3. Treximet (GlaxoSmithKline)

_____ 4. Advil Cold & Sinus (Wyeth)

_____ 5. Exforge (Novartis)

SECTION II

a. oxycodone 5 mg; ibuprofen 400 mg

This Schedule II controlled substance is approved for short-term treatment of moderate-to-severe acute pain. It's composed of a semisynthetic opioid and a nonselective nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).

b.amlodipine 5 mg, 10 mg; valsartan 160 mg, 320 mg

Combining a calcium channel blocker and an angiotensin receptor blocker, this drug treats hypertension. Teach patients to report swelling of hands or feet and warn them about the possibility of dizziness and headache.

c.repaglinide 1 mg, 2 mg; metformin 500 mg

This combination lowers blood glucose level more effectively than either drug alone. Repaglinide increases insulin secretion by pancreatic beta cells; metformin inhibits glucose production by the liver. Teach patients to report respiratory distress, malaise, myalgia, increasing somnolence, and nonspecific gastrointestinal (GI) distress.

d.ibuprofen 200 mg; pseudoephedrine 30 mg

Avoid giving this combination of an NSAID and a decongestant, which temporarily relieves symptoms of the common cold or flu, to patients with a history of peptic ulcers, hypertension, or liver or kidney disease.

e.sumatriptan 85 mg; naproxen sodium 500 mg

This combination of a selective serotonin receptor agonist and an NSAID is approved for the acute treatment of migraines in adults. Teach patients to get emergency help right away if they develop shortness of breath or trouble breathing, chest discomfort, swelling of the face, weakness in one part or on one side of their body or slurred speech.

 
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