2011 Nurse's Drug Handbook by Jones and Bartlett Publishers

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Monitor follow-up laboratory tests to check renal and hepatic function and urine pH, as ordered. PATIENT TEACHING • Instruct patient to take drug at same time each day, as prescribed. • Tell patient to take a missed dose up to 2 hours after scheduled time. If more than 2 hours have passed, he should wait for next scheduled dose and shouldn’t double that dose. • Warn patient not to take drug with alcohol or iron and to consult prescriber before taking it with any other drug. 92381_Axxx_p0017-0122 6/1/10 10:05 PM Page 29 acetylcysteine • Instruct patient to avoid hazardous activities during therapy.

R. TABLETS Contraindications Adults. d. Hypersensitivity to acamprosate or its com- Mechanism of Action Chronic alcoholism may alter the balance between excitation and inhibition in neurons in the brain; acamprosate restores it. When the neurotransmitter gammaaminobutyric acid (GABA) binds to its receptors in the CNS, it opens the chlo- ride ion channel and releases chloride (Cl-) into the cell (below left), thereby reducing neuronal excitability by inhibiting depolarization. By interacting with GABA receptor sites, acamprosate prevents GABA from binding (below right).

Explain that temporary insulin therapy may be needed if fever, trauma, infection, illness, surgery, or other stress alters blood glucose control. • Warn patient not to take other drugs within 2 hours of acarbose unless specifically instructed by prescriber. • Tell him to consult prescriber before tak- ing OTC drugs during acarbose therapy. • Advise patient who also takes another antidiabetic to carry glucose with him at all times in case hypoglycemia occurs. acebutolol hydrochloride Monitan (CAN), Sectral Class and Category Chemical class: Beta1-selective (cardioselective) adrenergic receptor blocker Therapeutic class: Antihypertensive, class II antiarrhythmic Pregnancy category: B Indications and Dosages  To treat hypertension TABLETS Adults.

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