Medications

Anemia Teaching 2655

The medication Procrit is used to treat anemia(low red blood cell count) in people with long-term serious kidney disease ,people receiving chemotherapy for some types of cancer. It may also used in anemic patient to reduce the need for blood transfusions. Procrit works by signaling the bone marrow to make more red blood cells.

Antibiotic Teaching 2654

Educated on side effects of new medication Cefadroxil. The most common side effects of cefadroxil are diarrhea (which, less commonly, may be bloody), nausea, upset stomach, and vomiting. Other side effects include rashes, hives, and itching. Understanding was verbalized

General information Teaching 2645

Educated patient on new medication Cyproheptadine hydrochloride (CH) is a first-generation antihistamine which is used as an appetite stimulant.Side effects of Cyproheptadine may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:dry mouth, nose, and throat, drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, chest congestion, headache, excitement (especially in children), muscle weakness. Understanding was verbalized.

Xarelto Teaching 2631

SN educated patient and caregiver on Xarelto. Increased risk of bleeding. Xarelto can cause bleeding which can be serious, and may lead to death. This is because Xarelto is a blood thinner medicine (anticoagulant) that lowers blood clotting. During treatment with Xarelto you are likely to bruise more easily, and it may take longer for bleeding to stop. You may be at higher risk of bleeding if you take Xarelto and have certain other medical problems.

High blood pressure Teaching 2627

SN instructed patient on Nifedipine. You can take nifedipine before or after meals. Do not bite, chew or break the tablets/capsules. When you first start taking nifedipine you may get a headache or feel flushed. These symptoms usually go after a few days.

Urinary Tract Infection Teaching 2624

Educated patient on side effects of macrobid. Some of the side effects include: changes in facial skin color, general feeling of discomfort or illness, hives, itching, skin rash, sudden trouble in swallowing or breathing., swelling of the face, mouth, hands, or feet and troubled breathing. Understanding was verbalized.

General medication Teaching 2621

SN explained to patient that Diflucan is used to treat serious fungal or yeast infections, such as urinary tract infections. It works by stopping the growth of Candida. It usually starts to work within one day, but it may take 3 days for your symptoms to improve and up to 7 days for your symptoms to disappear. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach upset/pain, headache, dizziness, or hair loss may occur while using Diflucan.

Tylenol Teaching 2619

SN to educate patient concerning the use of gabapentin is to increased pain relief affects by using the CNS to decrease symptoms of pain and assist Tramadol or other prescribed pain medications, even Tylenol ER in ultimate pain relief. SN to advise patient to not allow pain level to linger for long periods of time; try taking either drug 30mins or so apart, only when due at prescribed times.

Seizures Teaching 2617

Patient and caregiver educated on precautions to be exercised while taking Topiramat (Topamax). Topamax can induce extreme dry mouth and diarrhea. Sucking on a sugar free hard candy can help with symptomatic relief of dry mouth. Proper hydration measures and compliance with daily fluid intake recommendations can help with fluid supplementation. Topamax intake can induce some dizziness. Also, Topamax use can result in a side-effect of increased ammonia in the blood, which also contributes to increased nausea, confusion, and dizziness. Patient instructed to avoid activities where loss of consciousness (passing out) could result in serious danger to self or those around you (including swimming, driving a car, climbing in high places, etc.). Patient instructed to talk to his doctor before engaging in such activities.

Infection Teaching 2614

SN instructed patient and caregiver on medication levofloxacin used to treat a variety of bacterial infections . Reviewed side effects with both and advised to drink plenty of fluids while taking this medication , continue to take this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may result in a return of the infection.