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Trade Name: Klor –Con M

Generic Name: potassium choloride


Drug Classification: electrolyte
Usual Dosage: extend release capsule 8, 10, 15, or 20
mEq

Patient’s Dosage: ______________

Reason for Taking Medication: treatment of


Hyperkalemia_
Major Side Effects: Nausea, vomiting, flatulence,
abdominal discomfort
Nursing Implications: For restoration of potassium, which
is needed for all major body systems to function properly. Take
as prescribed.

Trade Name: Aricept


Generic Name: donepezil HCL
Drug Classification: Alzheimer’s treatment
Usual Dosage: 5 mg, 10 mg tabs. ….. 1 mg/ml oral

Patient’s Dosage: ________________

Reason for Taking Medication: treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease


Major Side Effects: A, D, , N & V, fatigue, insomnia, muscle cramps,
dizziness, headache, ecchymosis.
Nursing Implications: Not a cure. Slows or alleviates symptoms.
Take at bedtime with or without food. Place tab under tongue. Drink
H2O when fully dissolved. Report Adv SE dizzy/fainting, irreg. pulse,
lack of response, breathing problems. Risk for Seizures.
Trade Name: Synthyroid
Generic Name: levothyroxine sodium
Drug Classification: thyroid replacement therapy

Usual Dosage: maintenance dosage is 75-125 mcg


daily

Patient’s Dosage: ________________________________

Reason for Taking Medication: thyroid


replacement threapy
Major Side Effects: headache, insomnia, tremors,
weight gain, abdominal cramps, edema, dyspnea.

Nursing ImplicationsHyperthyroidism possible. Take


prescribed dosage. Keep out of reach of children..

Trade Name: Logen, Lomante, Lomtil,


Lonox
Generic Name: Diphenoxylate-atropine
Drug Classification: anti- diarrheal
Usual Dosage: 2.5 mg PRN

Patient’s Dosage: ________________________________

Reason for Taking Medication: tx of chronic &


functional diarrheal
Major Side Effects: Dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth,
bloating, anorexia
Nursing Implications: Do not exceed prescribed dosage,
avoid ETOH & CNS depressants, avoid use in down
syndrome pt, keep out of reach of children.
Trade Name: Flomax
Generic Name: tamsulin HCL
Drug Classification: alpha- adrenergic blocking
drug
Usual Dosage: 0.4 mg once daily

Patient’s Dosage: ____________________________

Reason for Taking Medication: s/s of BPH,


therapy for ureteral stones
Major Side Effects: Dizziness, headache, sexual
SE, diarrhea, chest pain, drowsiness.

Nursing Implications: Take 30 min after the


same meal daily. Do not crush, chew, or open
capsule. Caution with heavy machinery until full
effects are known, Stop fluid intake 4 hrs before
bedtime.