Medications

General medication Teaching 2391

Instructed patient on isorsobide which is used to treat and prevent chest pain, side effects of isorsobide are headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, nausea or vomiting. Headache is often a sign that this medication is working; treat it with an aspirin or non-aspirin pain reliever as recommended by your doctor. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

General medication Teaching 2390

Instructed patient on Coenzyme Q10 which is used for heart problems. It has also been used for reducing the number of migraine headaches. Nausea, loss of appetite, upset stomach, or diarrhea may rarely occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, contact your home health nurse or doctor promptly.

Hypertension Teaching 2387

Instructed patient on medication Irbesartan, it is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. It works by relaxing blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily. Dizziness, lightheadedness, or upset stomach may occur. If any of these effects 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.

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.