Medications

Diabetes Teaching 2429

SN instructed patient about type 2 diabetes and to use oral hypoglycemics long term. Oral hypoglycemics are anti-diabetic drugs designed to help people with type 2 diabetes manage their condition. You should not stop eating a healthy diet and doing regular exercise, and your healthcare professional should be able to teach you how to get the balance right. Testing blood sugar regularly, eating well and exercising daily are all important aspects of diabetes management.

Heart attack Teaching 2428

Amlodipine is used with or without other medications to treat high blood pressure. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Amlodipine belongs to a class of drugs known as calcium channel blockers. It works by relaxing blood vessels so blood can flow more easily. Amlodipine is also used to prevent certain types of chest pain (angina). It may help to increase your ability to exercise and decrease the frequency of angina attacks. It should not be used to treat attacks of chest pain when they occur. Use other medications (such as sublingual nitroglycerin) to relieve attacks of chest pain as directed by your doctor.

Diabetes Teaching 2427

SN instructed patient Atorvastatin is used to treat high cholesterol, and to lower the risk of stroke, heart attack, or other heart complications in people with type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, or other risk factors. Take once daily with or with out food in the evening at the same time. Avoid eating foods that are high in fat or cholesterol. Atorvastatin will not be as effective in lowering your cholesterol if you do not follow a cholesterol-lowering diet plan. Minimize drinking alcohol. It can raise triglyceride levels and may increase your risk of liver damage. Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with atorvastatin and lead to potentially dangerous effects. Avoid drinking more than 1 liter per day of grapefruit juice while taking this medicine.

Antibiotic Teaching 2426

Cefdinir is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. This medication is known as a cephalosporin antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. Side Effects Diarrhea, headache, or nausea may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly. This medication may cause your stools to turn a reddish color, especially if you also take iron products, this is harmless side effect.

Constipation Teaching 2425

Educated patient on new medication; Amitiza which is used to treat chronic constipation, or constipation caused by opioid (narcotic) pain medicine. It may also be used to treat irritable bowel syndrome in women with constipation as the main symptom.

Constipation Teaching 2424

SN instructed patient and caregiver on common side effects of Amitiza include: diarrhea, headache, and nausea. Other side effects include: urinary tract infection, abdominal distention, abdominal pain, dizziness, peripheral edema, sinusitis, vomiting, and flatulence.

Insulin Teaching 2422

SN instructed pt on high risk med Basaglar KwikPen Subcutaneous Do not take Basaglar during episodes of low blood sugar or if you are allergic to insulin glargine or any of the ingredients in Basaglar. Do NOT reuse needles or share insulin pens, even if the needle has been changed.The most common side effect of insulin, including Basaglar, is low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), which may be serious and life threatening. Signs and symptoms may include dizziness or light-headedness, sweating, confusion, headache, blurred vision, slurred speech, shakiness, fast heartbeat, anxiety, irritability, mood change, or hunger.

Constipation Teaching 2421

Trulance (plecanatide) is used to treat chronic idiopathic constipation or irritable bowel syndrome with constipation. Trulance works by activating certain substances within your intestines that help increase fluid secretion and muscle movement. Trulance also causes changes in the consistency of your stools.

Cholesterol Teaching 2420

SN instructed patient on new medication Cholestyramine: This medication is known as a bile acid-binding resin. It works by removing bile acid from the body. In people with high cholesterol, this causes the liver to make more bile acid by using cholesterol in the blood. This helps to lower the cholesterol levels, patient verbalized understanding.

Urinary Tract Infection Teaching 2413

SN educated caregiver on the new medication. Phenazopyridine relieves urinary tract pain, burning, irritation, and discomfort, as well as urgent and frequent urination caused by urinary tract infections, surgery, injury, or examination procedures. However, phenazopyridine is not an antibiotic. Phenazopyridine stains clothing, because it will turn your urine color into bright orange color.