Unit 3 - Analgesics Anti-inflammatory Neurologic...

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Analgesics Anti-inflammatory Neurologic Respiratory 4 A’s for Aspirin Anticoagulant/antiplatelet Anti-inflammatory Anti-pyretic Analgesic Side effects: bleeding (bruising, ecchymosis, black tarry stools/bright red (depending on the source) Adverse reactions: GI bleeding (dark brown/tarry black stools) Taken for: headache, fever, inflammation Cannot take: children (rye syndrome) Solyciate – chemical Aspirin is made from Tinnitus, N/V, seizure, NSAID – non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug Ibuprofen (Advil, Aleve) Takes away inflammation Side effect: GI bleeding Affects the kidney and liver Aleve and Ibuprofen has the same active ingredient but less pills Celecoxib (Celebrex) Side effects: bleeding Used for longer term, Used to treat arthritis Number 1 action is anti-inflammatory Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
Anti-pyretic Adverse reaction: liver failure Max dose: 3-4g/day High risk pts: liver disease, alcoholics – high risk for hepatotoxicity Tobacco users have higher risk for GI bleed Morphine Heavily controlled, properly waste Used for moderate to severe pain, antitussive (cough)

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