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Chapter 16, Anti-Inflammatory, Antiarthritis, and RelatedAgentsOlusola AkiwowoWritten Assignments 1. What are the therapeutic actions of salicylates and NSAIDs? 2. Some patients do not respond to traditional anti-inflammatory medications and try chrysotherapy (gold therapy). Summarize the use of gold therapy in the patient with rheumatic inflammatory conditions. Include common drugs used in gold therapy, therapeutic actions, indications, pharmacokinetics, contraindications, common adverse reactions, and important drug–drug interactions. 3. Why is aspirin contraindicated in children with viral illnesses? If the child has a fever and cannot use aspirin, what antipyretic would be recommended?
Chapter 16, Anti-Inflammatory, Antiarthritis, and RelatedAgentsOlusola Akiwowo4. Identify significant risk factors when a 75-year-old male is using Naprosyn for chronic back pain. Discuss nursing considerations that can be used to decrease risk factors. Group Assignments