OB_Hydrocodone (Lortab)

OB_Hydrocodone (Lortab) - H yd roc odone(Lortab Routine use...

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Hydroc odone (Lortab) Routine use: management of moderate to severe pain PO (Adults): Analgesic --2.5-10 mg q 3-6 hr as needed; if using combination products, acetaminophen or aspirin dosage should not exceed 4 g/day and should not exceed 5 tablets/ day of ibuprofen-containing products; Antitussive --5 mg q 4-6 hr as needed C- Therapeutic: allergy, cold, and cough remedies (antitussive), opioid analgesics Pharmacologic: opioid agonists/nonopioid analgesic combinations A - Decrease in severity of moderate pain. Suppression of the cough reflex. Major side effects: Noted for hydrocodone only; see acetaminophen/aspirin/ibuprofen monographs for specific information on individual components CNS: confusion , dizziness , sedation , euphoria, hallucinations, headache, unusual dreams. EENT: blurred vision, diplopia, miosis. Resp: respiratory depression. CV: hypotension , bradycardia. GI: constipation , dyspepsia , nausea , vomiting. GU: urinary retention. Derm: sweating. Misc: physical dependence, psychological dependence, tolerance. Nursing Implications: Assess blood pressure, pulse, and respirations before and periodically during administration. If respiratory rate is <10/min, assess level of sedation. Physical stimulation may be sufficient to prevent significant hypoventilation. Dose may need to be decreased by 25-50%. Initial drowsiness will diminish with continued use.
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