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"Dig"oxin

a-fib, bradycardia

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Nitroglycerin

Angina

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Anti-coagulants

blood thinners for AFIB, Stroke propensity, P.E.
Coumadin
Warfarin (rat poison)
Pradaxa
Heparin
Effient
Lovenox
Orgaran

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INR

International normalized ratio

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Meds that decrease formation of platelet plug

Aspirin
Plavix
Persantine
Aggrenox
Lovenox

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Insulin (type 1)

Lantus- long-acting
Humulin/Novalin- short acting
Metformin(increase insulin sensitivity)
Glipizide(increase insulin production)

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Insulin (type 2)

Metformin
Glipizide
Orinase, diabinase, tolinase

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Sedatives (benzodiazepines)

Valium (diazepam)
Versed (midazolam)
Ativan (lorazepam)
Halcon

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Seizure meds

Phenobarbital
Dilantin
Keppra
Tegretol
Depakote
Cerebyx

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Diuretics (water pill)

Amiloride
Adlactone
Bumetadine
Torsemide

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Anti-Hypertensives
*Beta Blockers

Metroprolol
Propranolol
Acebutolol
Atenolol

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Anti-Hypertensives
*Alpha-blockers

Minipress
Catapress

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Anti-Hypertensives
*Calcium Channel Blockers

Verapamil
Cardiazem
Nifedipine (blocks calcium channels in arterioles inhibiting contraction)
Amlodopine
Nifedipine

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Anti-Hypertensives
*ACE Inhibitors
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme

Catopril
Enalapril
Quinapril

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Antibiotics used for?

Wounds
UTI
TB

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Antibiotics

Erythromycin
Keflex
Penicillin
Septra

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Antidepressants
*Tricyclics

Sinequan
Elavil
Amitryptiline
Tofranil
Triavil

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Tricyclics side effects

High doses produce life-threatening arrhythmias (Sodium Bicarb)
Anticholinergic properties (dry mouth, blurred vision, etc)
Block reuptake of serotonin and norepinephrine

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Phenothiazines
*Anti-psychotic

Haldol
Thorazine
Stelazine
Mellaril
Compazine (also works for nausea)

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Side effect of Anti-psychotic

May produce extrapyramidal reaction which presents as unusual posture, change in muscle tone, drooling, uncontrolled movement.
Patient may have had reaction before.
Treated with 50 mg Benadryl.

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Analgelsic

ASA
Tylenol (acetaminophen)

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Pain Management

Methadone
Oxycodone
Vicodin
Percocet

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Respiratory Meds
*Beta 2-agonists

Albuterol
Xopenex
Alupent

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Long acting respiratory medications

Spriva
Atrovent
Brovana
Serevent

Corticosteroids
Prednisone