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NCLEX DRUGS??? Most-Prescribed MEDS in the US!

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by joycee8 joycee8 (Member)

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Hi guys! i made this for myself to study and thought it could be nice to share this here, taken from the book of 2007Ed, arranged in alphabetical order so i typed it according to Category. :typing

Pls don't hesitate to make corrections, suggestions and additional information that you may think valuable for our studies! If you noticed, some drugs has a blank in major concerns, hope somebody can help me with this.....

If you think this is helpful and like to have copy&paste it, just hope you can leave a message here.....

GOD LUCK and GOD BLESS US TEST TAKERS!!! :nurse:

Generic Name (Trade Name) Major Concerns

Analgesic

Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Watch for LIVER and KIDNEY problems

Hydrocodone with Acetaminophen ADDICTIVE

(Lortab)

Ibuprofen (Motrin) can lead to HPN and KIDNEY disease

Naproxen (Aleve) can lead to HPN and KIDNEY disease

Antianxiety

Alprazolam (Xanax) This drug can be ADDICTIVE

Diazepam (Valium) Watch for Allergies, *also anticonvulsant*

Lorazepam (Antivan) SEDATION

Promethazine HCI (Phenergan) *also antiemetic*

Antibiotic

Amoxicilline (Augmentin) Watch for allergic reactions

Azithromycin (Zithromax Z-Pak) Watch for allergies

Cephalexin (Keflex) If you are allergic to Cephalosporins, you might also be allergic to Penicillin

Doxycycline hyclate (Vibramycin) Avoid for pregnant clients

Penicillin V Potassium (Penicillin) Watch for allergies

Sulfamethoxazole (Septra, Bactrim) Can cause GI diturbance

Anticoagulant

Warfarin Sodium (Coumadin) Teach the client to limit the intake of GREEN LEAFY VEGETABLES

Watch for signs of BLEEDING

Anticonvulsant

Clonazepam (Klonopin) Should not be stopped abruptly

Diazepam (Valium) Watch for Allergies, also antianxiety

Lorazepam (Antivan) SEDATION

Antidepressant

Sertraline (Zoloft) SEDATION

Amitriptyline HCI (Elavil)

Trazodone HCI (Desyrel)

Antidiabetic

Glipizide (Glucotrol) Watch for HYPOGLYCEMIA

Metformin (Glucophage) This drug should be stopped prior to a dye study such as cardiac catheterization

Antihistamine

Cetirizine (Zyrtec)

Fexofenadine (Allegra) DRY MOUTH

Antihypertensive

Amiodipine (Norvasc) HYPERTENSION

Atenolol (Tenormin) cause DROP in PULSE Rate, check PR daily

Doxazosin Mesylate (Cardura)

Lisinopril (Zestril) cause Postural HPN, remain supine for at least 30mins

Metoprolol Succinate (Toprol XL) Teach the client to check his PULSE RATE

Metoprolol Tartrate (Lopressor,Toprol) Teach the client to check his PULSE RATE

Antihypertensive/Antianginal

Verapamil HCI (Calan)

Anti-inflammatory

Ibuprofen (Motrin) can lead to HYPERTENSION and KIDNEY disease

Prednisone (Deltasone) can cause Cushing's Syndrome and GI problems

Antigout

Allopurinol (Zyloprim) Drink at least 8 glasses of WATER per day

Antilipidemic - usually ends in statin

Simbastatin (Zocor) Can cause LIVER problems & muscle soreness

Do not take this drug with GRAPE-FRUIT JUICE

Antiulcer/Histamine Blocker

Ranitidine HCI Best to take this drug with meals

Antiulcer/Proton Pump Inhibitor

Lansoprazole (Prevacid) Take this drug prior to meals

Omeprazole (Prilosec)

Bronchodilator

Albuterol (Proventil) Tachycardia, MD check blood levels for toxicity

Diuretic

Furosemide (Lasix) HYPOKALEMIA

Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) HYPOKALEMIA

Hormone Replacement

Estrogen (Premarin) can ↑ blood clots

Levothyroxine (Levoxyl) can ↑ blood clots

Levothyroxin (Synthyroid) Teach the clients to check his PULSE RATE

Muscle Relaxant

Cyclobenzaprine HCI (Flexeril) SEDATION

Oral Contraceptive

Necon (Ortho-Novum 7/7/7) can ↑ blood clots

Trinessa (Ortho TriClen) can ↑ blood clots

Osteoporosis

Alendronate (Fosamax) Remain UPRIGHT for at least 30mins after taking to prevent GERD.

Take with WATER

Potassium Supplement

Potassium Chloride (K-lyte) Check for renal function before giving this drug

Sleep Aid

Zolpidem (Ambien) Allow at least 8hrs of sleep time to prevent daytime drowsiness

:nurse: :nurse: :nurse:

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UjonesRN specializes in Med/Surg n ICU.

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some of these meds were on my exam :yeah:

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Ranitidine HCI (Zantac)

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Ranitidine HCI (Zantac)

I'm sorry i arranged this on left and right side column but i don't know why when it is posted here, it's kind a messy!!!

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some of these meds were on my exam :yeah:

ohh! wow! thanks ujones and Congratulations!!!

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jolena_75 has 5 years experience and specializes in Pediatric/Cardiac/Oncology.

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Wow!! This is amazing!! Thank You!!!

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Thank you very much joycee8, this is great!!!!

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Your welcome guys! Tigermom and Inmorr!!!!:wink2:

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UjonesRN specializes in Med/Surg n ICU.

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Your welcome guys! Tigermom and Inmorr!!!!:wink2:

Thank you maybe i can pass this time!!!:up:

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KAYBDT6 specializes in L & D, Med-Surge, Dialysis.

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Hi guys! i made this for myself to study and thought it could be nice to share this here, taken from the book of 2007Ed, arranged in alphabetical order so i typed it according to Category. :typing

Pls don't hesitate to make corrections, suggestions and additional information that you may think valuable for our studies! If you noticed, some drugs has a blank in major concerns, hope somebody can help me with this.....

If you think this is helpful and like to have copy&paste it, just hope you can leave a message here.....

GOD LUCK and GOD BLESS US TEST TAKERS!!! :nurse:

:tku::tku::stdnrsrck:

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What a great post! thanks for sharing, this will come in very handy!

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kgh31386 has 4 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN.

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lol only correction is a spelling one. SimVastatin instead of simbastatin. But great list nonetheless. A lot of the pts I see are on one or more of these.

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