Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses (14th Edition) by Judith Hopfer Deglin, April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A.

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By Judith Hopfer Deglin, April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski

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Safety First!Davis’s Drug consultant for Nurses®, Fourteenth Edition promises all the details you want to administer medicinal drugs correctly around the lifespan—well-organized monographs for countless numbers of customary and hundreds of thousands of trade-name drugs.Life-saving information...at a glance!

It’s the drug consultant that usually places safeguard first with extra high-alert assurance and sufferer safeguard info than the other drug advisor. pink tabs spotlight excessive alert medicines and pink capitalized letters name cognizance to life-threatening uncomfortable side effects.

You’ll even have easy access to drug-drug, drug-food, and drug-natural product interactions, Pedi, Geri, OB, and Lactation cautions, IV management subheads, Canadian-specific content material and a lot more.

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Precautions Use cautiously in patients with severe hepatic or renal disease; dose adjustment may be required. Choose agents carefully in pregnant and lactating women. Fetal hydantoin syndrome may occur in offspring of patients who receive phenytoin during pregnancy. Interactions Barbiturates stimulate the metabolism of other drugs that are metabolized by the liver, p their effectiveness. Hydantoins are highly protein-bound and may displace or be displaced by other highly protein-bound drugs. Lamotrigine, tiagabine, and topiramate are capable of interacting with several other anticonvulsants.

9. Foods to avoid and other precautions. Food-drug interactions are not uncommon and can have effects similar to drug-drug interactions. Excessive sun exposure resulting in severe dermal reactions is not uncommon and represents an environmental-drug interaction. Likewise, the patient should be informed of what activities to avoid, in case the medication affects alertness or coordination, for example. 10. How to store the medication: Medications must be stored properly to maintain potency. Most medications should not be stored in the bathroom medicine cabinet because of excess heat and humidity.

If possible, help the patient fit the medication schedule into his or her own schedule, so that taking the medication is not difficult or forgotten. 4. What to do if a dose is missed. Always explain to patients what to do if a dose is missed. Patients have been reported to take a double dose of medications when a missed dose occurs, putting themselves at risk for side effects and adverse reactions. 5. Duration of therapy. It is not uncommon for patients to stop taking a medication when they feel better or to discontinue a medication when they cannot perceive a benefit.

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