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Medication Teaching Essay

769 words - 4 pages

January 30, 2012
Personalized For: Ms. Mary Swift.
Medication: Lisinopril
Pharmacologic Category: Angiotensin- Converting Enzymes (Ace Inhibitor) you need to know the class of this drug in case you ever have surgery. Some doctors like to give are hold it. This drug may cause Hypotension with mayor surgery.
Reason for medication: Treatment for Hypertension (Elevated Blood Pressure).
Dosage Range: 10-40mg daily
You have been prescribed 40mg daily. Take the first dose at bedtime. Then daily in am at the same time.
This drug has other usages but in your case Hypertension. Managing your Blood Pressure.
Things to watch for while taking this medication:
Hypotension: Medication takes ...view middle of the document...

(During are after surgery this medication can cause hypotension.)
Drug Interactions:
Antacids: My decrease the serum concentration of the medication when mixed together.
Ferric Gluconate: Ace Inhibitors may enhance the adverse/toxic effect of ferric gluconate. (Monitor therapy)
Herbs: May diminish the antihypertensive effect of the drug. (Causing low blood pressure).
Nonsteroidal- Anti-Inflammatory Agents: May enhance the adverse/toxic effect on the drug; the combination may result in decrease renal function.
Monitor Foods:
Food: Potassium- containing salt substitutes may increase risk of hyperkalemia.
Herbs: Avoid bayberry, blue cohosh, cayenne, ephedra, ginger, ginseng, kola; licorice (may worsen hypertension)
Over The Counter: Anti-histamines and Cold Decongestants, this includes nose sprays and drops. (These OTC meds my increase your blood pressure. Consult with your doctor before taking any over the counter meds while on Blood Pressure Medications).
Patients Education Continue: Take first dose at bedtime. Do not use potassium supplement or salt substitutes without consulting your prescriber. This drug does not eliminate need for diet or exercise regimen as recommended by prescriber.
Other side effects may not have mentioned above to be caution of: May cause dizziness, fainting, lightheadedness, postural hypotension, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dry mouth or transient loss of appetite; report if these persist. Report chest pain or palpitations; mouth sores; fever or chills;...

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