List of main drugs used in LTC centers

  1. Hello all,

    I am a new LPN and I will be working in a LTC center. I have never been good at memorizing all the drugs and s/e. I feel so overwhelmed by all of the drugs we have to know. I wanted to focus on the ones that I would most likely have in a LTC and then move on from there.

    I would greatly appreciate it if the nurses with experience in long term care would list the drugs that are used a lot in LTC. I want to be prepared. Thank you in advance for any help you can give. :spin:
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   TheCommuter
    Beta-blockers, insulin, Colace, Lasix, potassium, ferrous sulfate, multivitamins, Norvasc, lisinopril, clonidine, Glucophage, Zocor, Lipitor, Natural Tears eyedrops, Fleets enemas, Bisacodyl suppositories, Restoril, Ativan, Xanax, hydrocodone, Darvocet, tramadol, Albuterol, Atrovent, Xopenex, Duoneb, Vitamin C, Stress tabs, meclizine, Flexeril, Cardizem, Digoxin, urecholine, Lactaid, melatonin, namenda, exelon, Tylenol, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Altace, oxygen, Ambien, risperdal, Mucinex, Dilantin, tegretol, allopurinol, Ben Gay, prednisone, MS Contin, spironolactone, zaroxalyn, seroquel, zyprexa, Benadryl, Claritin, Senakot, Oscal, Actonel, Vitamin B12, coumadin, lovenox, heparin, arixtra, Atarax, levothyroxine, Armour Thyroid, Reglan, phenergan, Tigan, hydrochlorothiazide, Aricept, Comtan, carbidopa/levodopa, nitroglycerin, theophylline, protein powder, Starlix, occuvite, isosorbide mononitrate, isosorbide dinitrate, betaxolol, Celebrex, meloxicam, Plavix, Coreg, Tricor, Renagel, Phoslo, Lactulose, Avelox, Zanaflex...and more!
  4. by   NC Girl BSN
    Quote from TheCommuter
    Beta-blockers, insulin, Colace, Lasix, potassium, ferrous sulfate, multivitamins, Norvasc, lisinopril, clonidine, Glucophage, Zocor, Lipitor, Natural Tears eyedrops, Fleets enemas, Bisacodyl suppositories, Restoril, Ativan, Xanax, hydrocodone, Darvocet, tramadol, Albuterol, Atrovent, Xopenex, Duoneb, Vitamin C, Stress tabs, meclizine, Flexeril, Cardizem, Digoxin, urecholine, Lactaid, melatonin, namenda, exelon, Tylenol, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Altace, oxygen, Ambien, risperdal, Mucinex, Dilantin, tegretol, allopurinol, Ben Gay, prednisone, MS Contin, spironolactone, zaroxalyn, seroquel, zyprexa, Benadryl, Claritin, Senakot, Oscal, Actonel, Vitamin B12, coumadin, lovenox, heparin, arixtra, Atarax, levothyroxine, Armour Thyroid, Reglan, phenergan, Tigan, hydrochlorothiazide, Aricept, Comtan, carbidopa/levodopa, nitroglycerin, theophylline, protein powder, Starlix, occuvite, isosorbide mononitrate, isosorbide dinitrate, betaxolol, Celebrex, meloxicam, Plavix, Coreg, Tricor, Renagel, Phoslo, Lactulose, Avelox, Zanaflex...and more!
    Good List! Most of those are my med pass!
    I also give out alot of L-Tonic(appetite stimulant) and Glycolax Powder and SENNA tabs.And just about everyone in the building is on Prevacid. Wonder why? LOL.
  5. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from NC girl 35
    And just about everyone in the building is on Prevacid. Wonder why? LOL.
    Prevacid is cheaper than Nexium and Protonix. In addition, old folks are known for having increased incidence of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease).

    Other physiologic factors play a role in GERD in older adults. Hiatal hernia and altered esophageal motility occur more commonly in the elderly. Decreased peristaltic amplitude in both the upper and lower thirds of the esophagus and an increased number of disordered (nonproductive) contractions have been described and are thought to contribute to increased esophageal acid exposure.
    http://www.thecesolution.com/ce/less...ERD_Layout.pdf

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