elimination sheet

elimination sheet - Dose/Frequency Classification Use...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–4. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Dose/Frequen cy Classificatio Use Action Adverse Effects Nursing  Implications Patient/Family Teaching
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Methylcellulo se (Citrucel) 2 g/19 g;  500 mg Bulk Laxative Constipatio n When eaten,  methylcellulose is not  absorbed by the intestines  but passes through the  digestive tract undisturbed.  It attracts large amounts of  water into the colon,  producing a softer and  bulkier stool. It is used to  treat constipation,  diverticulosis, hemorrhoids  and irritable bowel  syndrome.  Because it absorbs water  and potentially toxic  materials and increases  viscosity, it can also be  used to treat diarrhea . Allergic reaction,  chest pain, difficulty  swallowing, rectal  bleeding,  abdominal pain,  nausea and  vomiting.   Also,  Each level scoop of sugar- free methylcellulose powder  contains 52 mg of  phenylalanine. Individuals  with phenylketonuria may  need to monitor their intake of  this additive. It should be taken with  sufficient amounts of  fluid to prevent  dehydration Taking  methylcellulose  without enough liquid  may cause it to swell  in the throat and  cause choking If you miss a dose,  take as soon as you  remember.  If it is  near the time of the  next dose, skip the  missed does and  resume your usual  dosing schedule.  Do  not double the dose  to catch up.  
Background image of page 2
Psyllium (Metamucil) 1.7 g;  3.4 g;  3.4 g/11 g;  3.4 g/3.7 g;  3.4 g/5.2 g;  3.4 g/7 g;  500 mg Bulk Laxative Constipatio n often used to treat  constipation,  hemorrhoids,  diverticular disease,  and irritable bowel  syndrome. It may also  reduce cholesterol  when taken daily Bloating, gas, or  stomach cramps Patient should be asked if  allergic to any of its ingredients  (e.g., psyllium seed/husk, malt  extract, methylcellulose); or if  you have any other allergies. Should not be given if pt has sudden/unexplained abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting, other symptoms of appendicitis (e.g., very tense abdomen, fever, chills), blockage in the intestines, hole in the intestines (perforation). If pt has diabetes or conditions
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 4
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 05/19/2008 for the course NURS 352 taught by Professor Falkenhagen during the Summer '08 term at New Mexico.

Page1 / 10

elimination sheet - Dose/Frequency Classification Use...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 4. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online