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Cardiovascular Drugs

ACE Inhibitors

  • Hypotension (most common)
  • Cough ♣(common NCLEX Question)
  • Check electrolytes for (Hyperkalemia)

Calcium Channel Blocker

  • Fatigue, Headache
  • Drowsiness
  • Dysrhytmias
  • Do not give to pt’s with 2nd or 3rd degree heartblock

Vasodilators

  • Palpitations, cramps
  • nausea & vomiting
  • bone marrow suppression
  • Contraindicated in pt’s w/ CAD
  • Take w/ food to decrease GI upset.

Diuretics

  • Thiazide
  • Loop
  • Osmotic

Watch for electrolyte imbalance and dehydration.

Pottasium Sparing Diuretics

  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Watch for electrolyte imbalance such as
  • Hyperkalemia and Hyponatremia.



Endocrine System Pharmacology

  • Propylthiouracil (PTU) : Hyperthyroid Medication
  • fatigue, drowsiness
  • bradycardia, headache

Cortisone, Prednisone (Cortisole Replacement)

  • Weight Gain ♣
  • Decreased Immunity ♥
  • Nausea & Vomiting

Iodine Product (Loguls Solution)

  • Used for thyroid storm
  • nausea & vomiting
  • bradycardia, headache

Levothyroixine (Synthroid) : Hypothyroid Medication

  • Tachycardia ♦
  • Nausea & Vomiting

Glimepride (Amaryl), Glipizide (Glucotrol)

  • Used to treat Hyperglycemia
  • Be careful to watch for HYPOGLYCEMIA ♣

Endocrine System Drugs

Corticosteroids (decreases inflammation)

  • Increased BP
  • Hyperglycemia ♥
  • Watch out for Cushing’s Syndrome

Bronchodilators (relaxed bronchial muscle)

  • Headache, tachycardia
  • Palpitations
  • Nausea and vomiting

 

Tuberculosis Drugs

Isoniazid (INH)

  • B6 Deficiency
  • Observe pt. for Jaundice





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