PPT_Chapter_59_updated - Antiemetic Agents Chapter 59 Copyright 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams Wilkins Nausea and Vomiting Most common

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Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Antiemetic Agents Chapter 59
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Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Nausea and Vomiting Most common and most uncomfortable complaints. Vomiting is a complex reflex reaction to various stimuli. In some cases, it may be desired to induce vomiting. In many clinical conditions, the reflex reaction of vomiting is not beneficial.
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Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Question Please answer the following statement as true or false. Emetic medications are used to induce vomiting and should be kept in the home in case of an accidental poisoning.
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Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Answer False Rationale: Emetics cause vomiting and are no longer recommended for at-home poison control.
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Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Managing Nausea and Vomiting Emetics Cause vomiting No longer recommended for at-home poison control Antiemetics Decrease or prevent nausea and vomiting Centrally acting or locally acting Varying degrees of effectiveness
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Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Sites of Action of Emetics/Antiemetics
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Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Groups of Centrally Acting Antiemetics Phenothiazines Nonphenothiazine Anticholinergics/Antihistamines Serotonin (5-HT 3 ) Receptor Blockers Substance P/Neurokinin 1 Receptor Antagonist Miscellaneous Agents
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Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Phenothiazines Chlorpromazine (Thorazine) Perphenazine (Trilafon) Prochlorperazine (generic) Promethazine (Phenergan)
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Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Phenothiazines (cont.) Actions Depresses various areas of the central nervous system (CNS)
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