Medications

Prednisone Teaching 2386

Instructed patient on Prednisone which is used for allergy reactions, rheumatoid arthritis among other diseases. Side effects include: swelling in hands, face and feet, increased hunger, muscle weakness and abdominal distention. One interaction of Prednisone is it may cause hypernatremia, hypokalemia, fluid retention, and elevation in blood pressure.

HTN-stroke Teaching 2385

Instructed patient that the most commonly reported side effects of Amlodipine (which is used to treat HTN) include: headache, edema, rash, fatigue, and dizziness. Check with MD or HH nurse if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome: acid or sour stomach, belching, heartburn, indigestion, lack or loss of strength, muscle cramps, sleepiness or unusual drowsiness, and stomach discomfort, upset, or pain.

Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Teaching 2383

SN educated patient on finasteride, sold under the brand names Proscar and Propecia among others, is a medication used mainly to treat an enlarged prostate as it may improve the symptoms associated with BPH such as difficulty urinating, getting up during the night to urinate, hesitation at the start and end of urination, and decreased urinary flow. Understanding was verbalized.

Infection Teaching 2378

Sn educated patient/caregiver that Micafungin is an antifungal medication that fights infections caused by fungus. Micafungin is used to treat infections caused by the Candida fungus. Micafungin is also used to prevent Candida fungal infections in stem cell transplant patients. Understanding was verbalized.

Constipation Teaching 2357

SN instructed patient/ CG about Miralax to relieve constipation. SN instructed that MiraLax is used as a laxative to treat occasional constipation or irregular bowel movements. Common MiraLax side effects may include: bloating, gas, upset stomach; dizziness; or increased sweating.Get emergency medical help if you have any signs of an allergic reaction to MiraLax such as: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop taking this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have: severe or bloody diarrhea; rectal bleeding; blood in your stools; or severe and worsening stomach pain.

Entresto Teaching 2355

Entresto is used to treat certain types of heart failure. It will help you live longer and stay out of the hospital for heart failure. Entresto contains 2 medications: sacubitril and valsartan. They work by relaxing blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily, which makes it easier for your heart to pump blood to your body. Common SE: Coughing, dizziness, or lightheadedness, if this persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. To reduce the risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position. Take medication as prescribed to get the better manage the disease process of Heart Failure.

Vitamin B12 Teaching 2353

Patient instructed cyanocobalamin is a form of vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 is used to treat vitamin B12 deficiency in people with pernicious anemia and other conditions. Other drugs may interact with cyanocobalamin, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.

Depression Teaching 2352

SN instructed about medication Trazodone that is used to treat depression. It may help to improve your mood, appetite, and energy level as well as decrease anxiety and insomnia related to depression. Trazodone works by helping to restore the balance of a certain natural chemical (serotonin) in the brain. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, drowsiness, dizziness, tiredness, blurred vision, changes in weight, headache, muscle ache/pain, dry mouth, bad taste in the mouth and stuffy nose.

Baclofen Teaching 2349

SN instructed patient/ caregiver about Baclofen.That it is a muscle relaxer and an antispastic agent. SN instructed to Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to baclofen such as: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Call your doctor at once if you have: weak or shallow breathing; confusion, hallucinations; or a seizure (convulsions). Common baclofen side effects may include: drowsiness, dizziness, weakness, tired feeling; headache; sleep problems (insomnia); nausea, constipation; or urinating more often than usual.

Gentamycin Teaching 2348

SN instructed patient/ caregiver about Gentamicin. SN explained that Gentamicin is an antibiotic that fights bacteria. Gentamicin is used to treat severe or serious bacterial infections. You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to gentamicin or similar antibiotics such as amikacin, kanamycin, neomycin, paromomycin, streptomycin, or tobramycin. Common side effects may include: vision problems; nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, weight loss; a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out; itching or rash; pain where the medicine was injected; a headache, mood changes; or joint pain. Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.