OB_Simethicone - also be assessed. PO: Administer after...

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Simethico ne Routine use: Passage of gas through the GI tract by belching or passing flatus. PO (Adults): 40-125 mg qid, after meals and at bedtime (up to 500 mg/day). C- Therapeutic: antiflatulent A- Causes the coalescence of gas bubbles. Does not prevent the formation of gas. Therapeutic Effects: Passage of gas through the GI tract by belching or passing flatus. I- Relief of painful symptoms of excess gas in the GI tract that may occur postoperatively or as a consequence of: Air swallowing, Dyspepsia, Peptic ulcer, Diverticulitis. Major side effects: None significant Nursing Implications: Assess patient for abdominal pain, distention, and bowel sounds prior to and periodically throughout course of therapy. Frequency of belching and passage of flatus should
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Unformatted text preview: also be assessed. PO: Administer after meals and at bedtime for best results. Shake liquid preparations well prior to administration. Chewable tablets should be chewed thoroughly before swallowing, for faster and more complete results. Drops can be mixed with 30 ml of cool water, infant formula, or other liquid as directed. Shake well before using. . . Use Cautiously in: Abdominal pain of unknown cause, especially when accompanied by fever Has been used safely during pregnancy and lactation. Client/Family teaching: Explain to patient the importance of diet and exercise in the prevention of gas. Also explain that this medication does not prevent the formation of gas. Advise patient to notify health care professional if symptoms are persistent....
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2010 for the course NUR 2000 taught by Professor Rn during the Spring '10 term at Florida State College.

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