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NURS 2466 Clinical Form 3: Clinical Medications Worksheets

(You will need to make additional copies of these forms)

Generic Name Trade Name Classification Dose Route Time/frequency


Oxazepam Serax Anti Anxiety; 30 mg PO QID PRN Anxiety
Sedative/Hypnotics
Peak Onset Duration Normal dosage range
Unknown 6-12 hr 10-30 mg 3-4 x a day
45-90 minutes
Why is your patient getting this medication For IV meds, compatibility with IV drips and/or solutions
Anxiety N/A

Mechanism of action and indications Nursing Implications (what to focus on)


(Why med ordered) Contraindications/warnings/interactions
Depresses the CNS, probably by potentiating Hypersensitivity. Cross sensitivity may exist with other
GABA. Indicated in the management of Anxiety NSAIDS, including asparin. Use cautiously in hepatic
dysfunction. Additive CNS depression with other CNS
depressants.
Common side effects
Dizziness and drowsiness

Interactions with other patient drugs, OTC or herbal Lab value alterations caused by medicine
medicines (ask patient specifically) Monitor CBC’s and LFT’s during prolonged therapy
None known
Be sure to teach the patient the following about this
medication
May cause drowsiness or dizziness.
Nursing Process- Assessment Assessment Evaluation
(Pre-administration assessment) Why would you hold or not give this Check after giving
Assess pt for anxiety and level of med? Decreased sense of Anxiety,
sedation. Hold of pt is lethargic or has less than 12 Increased ability to cope.
respirations per minute