Flashcards in Pharmacology Deck (22)
Drugs that manage pain; treat autoimmune and allergic disorders; reduce tissue and organ transplant rejection.
Drugs to treat heart rhythm disorders, called arrhythmias, and to lessen the symptoms associated with them.
Drugs to treat inflammation and manage mild to moderate pain.
Drugs that block the alpha receptors on blood vessel walls, causing relaxation and dilation and vascular walls, and eventually to decrease blood pressure.
Alpha receptor drugs
Drugs but prevent or reduce the ability of the blood to form clots; used to treat a variety of thromboembolic disease is an atrial fibrillation.
Drugs to treat hypertension and congestive heart failure or by increasing urine formation and excretion, ultimately producing total blood volume and then decreasing blood pressure.
Drugs that relax the smooth muscle in blood vessel walls, causing them to dilate; used to treat angina pectoris, hypertension, and congestive heart failure her.
Drugs that are used in the treatment of depression and other conditions such as anxiety disorder, bipolar disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating disorders, and migraine headaches.
Drugs that are also called calcium intake a nest, used to relieve angina pectoris, treat hypertension, control arrhythmias, and prevent migraines.
Calcium channel blockers
Main side effect for vasodilators:
Main side effect of antiarrhythmic drugs:
Main side effect for alpha receptors drugs:
Main side effect for diuretics:
Main side effect for calcium channel blocker's:
Main side effect for antidepressant drugs:
Main side effect for corticosteroids:
Thinning skin, Osteoporosis, loss of muscle mass
Main side effect for thrombolytic drugs:
Bleeding and bruising
Deep pressure techniques should be used with caution for clients who are taking NSAIDs. Why?
Sensation is impaired and clients tend to bruise easily.
Deep pressure techniques should be used with caution for clients who are taking corticosteroids for longer than 30 days. Why?
Induced weakness, myopathy, osteoporosis exacerbated, diabetes, increase in blood pressure.
When a client is taking diuretics, the massage therapist can suggest a client use the toilet before the massage session and be prepared for a toilet break during the session. Why?
Diuretics cause urination.
When a client is taking drugs such as alpha receptors drugs, basal dilator's, antiarrhythmic drugs, calcium channel blocker's, the client needs to be given specific instructions to move slowly and carefully sitting up and getting off of the table. Why?
These drugs may cause dizziness.