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Medication Name Trade/Generic Classification Indications Dose Routes Therapeutic Range For Age/Weight Nursing Implications Zoloft/ Setraline SSRI Major depressive disorder, OCD, PTSD, PMDD, social phobia PO: 50-200 mg/d 50-200 mg/d Monitor for symptoms of toxicity or overdose such as dilated pupils, tachycardia, ECG changes, anxiousness with decreased level of consciousness and vomiting. Lithium/Eskalith Mood Stabilizers Manic episodes of manic de- pressive illness PO: 300-600 mg 3 times daily initially; usual maintenance
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Unformatted text preview: dose is 300 mg 3-4 times daily 0.6-1.2 mEq/ L Monitor intake and output ratios. Assess for signs and symptoms of lithium toxicity (vomiting, diarrhea, slurred speech, decreased coordination, drowsiness, muscle weakness, or twitching). Valium/ diazepam Antianxiety (benzo-diazepine) Anxiety disorder PO: 2-10 mg 2-4 times daily IV: 2-10 mg, may repeat in 3-4 hrs as needed 100-1000 mcg/ml Monitor blood pressure, pulse, and respiratory rate prior to and periodically throughout therapy....
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This note was uploaded on 09/06/2009 for the course NUR 4355 taught by Professor Rodriguez during the Spring '09 term at FIU.

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