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.
SN instructed about more frequents side effects of Tylenol ( Nausea, vomiting , stomach upset, red, peeling skin, Rash, Hives, Itching, swelling of the face , among others ). This drug may be used safely if therapy is short - term and does not exceed recommended doses. SN instructed patient / caregiver to notify the doctor if any of these side effects are severe. Patient / caregiver was instructed to place a rubber mat or adhesive texture strips on the bottom of the bathtub or shower to prevent falls.
Instructed in new medication Tylenol to manage mild pain or fever. In addition, warned of possible S/E such as hemolytuc anemia, neutropenia, leukopenia, pancytopenia, liver damage, jaundice, hypoglycemia, rash and urticaria. Consult prescriber before giving drug to children younger than age 2. Tylenol is only for short-term use. Consult prescriber if it is given to children for longer than 5 days or adults for longer than 10 days. Instructed not to use for marked fever (higher than 103.1 F), fever persisting longer than 3 days, or recurrent fever unless it is directed by prescriber. Warned that high doses or unsupervised long-term use can cause hepatic damage. Excessive ingestion of alcohol may increase the risk of hepatotoxicity. Breast-feeding women: acetaminophen appears in breast milk in low levels (less than 1% of dose). Drug may be used safely if therapy is short-term and does not exceed recommended doses.