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Adalat Nursing Responsibilities

Generic Name: Nifedipine Brand Name: Adalat, Adalat CC, Nifedical XL, Procardia, Procardia XL Classification: Antianginal, Antihypertensive, Calcium Channel Blocker Indications: Hypertension Angina pectoris Vasospastic angina Raynaud’s phenomenon Mechanism of Action The action of Nifedipine is based on the fact that this medication works by slowing the movement of calcium in the muscle cells that are found […]

Succimer Nursing Responsibilities

Brand Name: Chemet Classification: Chelating Agent Indications: Treatment of lead poisoning in children with serum lead levels >45 mcg/dL Treatment of lead poisoning in symptomatic adults Antidote of lead poisoning Mechanism of Action Succimer is a lead chelator. It forms water soluble chelates with heavy metals and, consequently, increases the urinary excretion of lead. Succimer binds […]

Hydralazine Nursing Responsibilities

Generic Name: Hydralazine Brand Name: Apresoline Classification: Antihypertensive, Vasodilator Indications: Moderate to severe hypertension (with a diuretic). Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. CHF unresponsive to conventional therapy with Digoxin and diuretics Mechanism of Action Hydralazine is a vasodilator that works by relaxing the muscles in the blood vessels to help […]

Morphine Nursing Implications

Morphine Brand Name: Astramorph PF, Avinza, Duramorph, Kadian, Roxanol, MST Continus Classification: Opioid Analgesic Indications Severe pain (pain in sickle cell crisis, pain associated with surgery preoperatively and postoperatively, pain associated with trauma, cancer, renal colic, ureterolithiasis) Pulmonary edema Pain associated with myocardial infarction (MI) Adjunct to general anesthesia Mechanism of Action Morphine binds to […]