Most common LTC meds - help with a list please:)

  1. Hi all I'm a nursing IV student starting a rotation in LTC this week. I want to make up some cards for the most common meds given so I won't have to make so many when I get my patient assignments. I know there will be lots of cardiac, diuretics, etc..

    Just looking for the top 10-12 that you most commonly see in a LTC facility. Thanks!!
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  3. by   fluffwad
    Digoxin, Lasix, Lexapro, Colace, Imdur, Verapamil, Atenolol, Synthroid, Norvasc, Zyprexa, Ambien, Buspar, Vicodin, Ultram, Tylenol, all the insulins, Glyburide, Glypizide
  4. by   lpn1313
    Lisinopril, lopressor, glucophage, cardizem, avandia, risperdal, zoloft, trazadone, and of course- everyone's favorite drug ATIVAN
  5. by   Jon's sis
    prevacid, albuterol(respiratory), alphagan(eye gtts)
  6. by   night owl
    Esidrex, Metformin, Nitro patches, Nitro SL tabs, Percocet, Restoril.
  7. by   SouthernLPN2RN
    Don't forget phenobarbitol!
  8. by   Bird2
    We give them all unless it is a specialty drug specific to CCU, ICU etc. You will certainly leave the LTC rotation knowing your drugs. Good luck.
  9. by   geriRN1993
    Quote from MamaCheese
    Hi all I'm a nursing IV student starting a rotation in LTC this week. I want to make up some cards for the most common meds given so I won't have to make so many when I get my patient assignments. I know there will be lots of cardiac, diuretics, etc..

    Just looking for the top 10-12 that you most commonly see in a LTC facility. Thanks!!
    There's what we like to refer to as the "green med pass" it consists mainly of Oyster Shell Calcium with Vit D!!!!
    But anything for constipation will work too. LOL
  10. by   CoffeeRTC
    prilosec, omeprezol, Stress tab with zinc, vit C, Fentynl patches, Duoneb nebulizer treatments, sorbitol and lactulose, MOM, Dulcolax, Roxinal, levaquin, macrodantin

    meds for wound care: Silvadene, Bactroban, polysporin and santyl, any hydrogel
  11. by   allele
    I haven't done LTC in a LONG time, but I do remember Flomax being a big one, also Fosamax. You'll probably also see betapace, haldol, detrol. Sorry, not much of a list, but I happen to readily remember these.
  12. by   Antikigirl
    Cool job guys! I agree and would add Miacalcin, Potassium, Detrol, Synthroid, Quinine Sulfate, Neurotin, and lately Namenda has scored high with my residients.

    I am seeing a newer trend with the pain meds lately. More use of Oxycodone, Oxycontin, and now Methadone is being used more and more for chronic back/leg pain.
  13. by   dekatn
    Plavix, coumadin, trental, zyprexa, tegretol, iron, lexapro, altace, claritan, bentyl, immodium, lovonox, megace, B 12 inj., lasix, kayexalate, myralax, pronestyl, phenergan, paxil, zoloft, effexor.
  14. by   crjnursewarrior
    You forgot Aricept!!

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