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ACTIVE LEARNING TEMPLATES THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURE A7 Medication STUDENT NAME _____________________________________ MEDICATION __________________________________________________________________________ REVIEW MODULE CHAPTER ___________ CATEGORY CLASS ______________________________________________________________________ ACTIVE LEARNING TEMPLATE: PURPOSE OF MEDICATION Expected Pharmacological Action Complications Contraindications/Precautions Interactions Medication Administration Evaluation of Medication Effectiveness Therapeutic Use Nursing Interventions Client Education budesonide (symbicort) Therapeutic:anti-inflammatories (steroidal)Pharmacologic:corticosteroids Potent, locally acting anti-inflammatory and immune modifier. After the desired clinical effect has been obtained, attempts should be made to decrease dose to lowest amount required to control symptoms. Gradually decrease dose every 2 4 wk as long as desired effect is maintained. If symptoms return, dose may briefly return to starting dose. Inhaln: Allow at least 1 min between inhalations of Flexhaler. Do not shake inhaler or use with spacer. Intranasal: Clear nasal passage by blowing nose prior to use, shake canister gently before use. PO: May administer without regard to meals, do not chew, crush or break open capsule, swallow whole. Do not administer with grapefruit juice.

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