Retrieved from http://www. fda. gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm085729. htm These medications are from drug classes you have covered in Weeks 1 to 4. Each question is worth 2 points, for a total of 30 points. Nexium 1. Nexium is supplied in capsules that are delayed-release. What does this term refer to? DR (Delayed Release)- You can open the capsule to spread on top of food- applesauce for consumption. (drugs. com) SR (Suspended Release)- you can take a 2. 5 mg packet and mix with water to dissolve and thicken up after 2-3 minutes and then drink for consumption. (drugs. com)
2. What strengths of Nexium are available DR oral caps> 20 mg and 40 mg DR oral suspension> 10 mg and 20 mg and 40 mg (drugs. com) 3. What is the generic name? Emsomeprazole (drugs. com) 4. What are the clinical indications for Nexium? Infants> 1 Month old or less than 1 year old, 6 weeks short term to heal symptoms of GERD Adults> For short term treatment only, 4-8 weeks in the healing and symptomatic resolution of diagnostically confirmed erosive esophagitis for GERD. (drugs. com) 1 Prevacid 5. Prevacid comes in different dosage forms, one of which is a Solutab.
What does this term refer to? Who might benefit from using a Solutab? SoluTab= Dissolves in water or on the tongue in less than 1 minute. When on the tongue, swallow the remenints of the pill and then drink water.
Both drugs slows and treats acid reflux disease and ulcers. (Medicine. net) Levaquin 8. What is the generic name of this medication? Levofloxacin (FDA. gov) 9. Levaquin has a black box warning. What does this term refer to?
Levaquin treats sinus infections and pneumonia or shingles and anthrax which occurs less often. (Drugs. com) Valtrex 12. What is the generic name of this medication? Valacyclovir Hydrocholride (Drugs. com) 2 13. What is Valtrex used for? Valtrex is use to suppress and/or treat cold sores (herpes). (Drugs. com) 14. In which drug class is Valtrex? Valtrex belongs to a drug class called nucleoside (antiviral) to stop the spread of herpes by preventing DNA replication. (Drugs. com) 15.
•If a category does not apply (such as a medication is not available OTC) please respond “Not applicable” •For dosage forms simply indicate tablets, capsules, IM etc. The specific strengths are not needed. •Utilize a drug reference source you have discussed in class. •Cite your reference source in APA format.
Dosage Forms Children>10-15mg/kg every 6-8 hrs. and not to exceed 5 doses Adults>325mg-650mg every 4 hrs. OR 500mg every 8 hrs. Drug Indication For reducing swelling, fever, and pain from one ache or for other aches 3 associated with other conditions such as a pulled muscle Drug Action Reduces pain production of prostaglandins in the brain Contraindications Liver failure Main side effects 1. Yellow skin or eyes, hives, sore throat and stomach bleeding 2. Bloody urine, black stool bruising and fever Patient Education 1.