Medications

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.

General medication Teaching 2398

SN instructed patient/CG on Acetaminophen pain medication usually used to treat minor to moderate pain. SN instructed patient/CG to never exceed 3000 mg in a 24 hour period. As with any medication Acetaminophen may have side effects, and if you experience SOB or a life threatening side effect please call 911 and seek emergency treatment.

Constipation Teaching 2395

Instructed patient on Dulcolax ( Bisacodyl ) which is used to treat constipation. Most common side effects include: Stomach/abdominal pain or cramping, nausea, diarrhea, or weakness. If any of these side effects persist or become severe contact MD or HH nurse.

Constipation Teaching 2394

Instructed patient on Docusate, this medication is used to treat occasional constipation. Stomach pain, diarrhea, or cramping may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your home health nurse, doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Lipitor Teaching 2392

Instructed patient on Atorvastatin which is used to lower cholesterol, some side effects include confusion, memory problems; fever, unusual tiredness, and dark colored urine; swelling, weight gain, urinating less than usual or not at all, increased thirst, increased urination, hunger, dry mouth, and fruity breath odor.