OB Newborn Medications.docx - Running head OB\/NEWBORN MEDICATIONS OB\/Newborn Medications Oluwabusayo Shodiya West Coast University March 8 2020 1

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Running head: OB/NEWBORN MEDICATIONS 1 OB/Newborn Medications Oluwabusayo Shodiya West Coast University March 8, 2020
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OB/NEWBORN MEDICATIONS 2 Commonly – Used Medications in OB/Newborn Medication Indication Intended Effect Dose/Push Rate Side Effects Adverse Effects Terbutaline (Brethaire, Brethine, Bricanyl) Management of reversible airway disease due to asthma or COPD; inhalation and subcut used for short-term control and oral agent as long- term control. Bronchodilation Adults PO: 2.5 to 5 mg 3 times daily, given q 6 hr (not to exceed 15 mg/24hr) SC: 250 mcg; may repeat in 15- 20 min. (not to exceed 500 mcg/24hr) Nervousness, tremor, restlessness, headache, nausea, vomiting, tachycardia, angina, hypertension. Pulmonary edema, myocardial ischemia. Magnesium Sulfate Treatment/ prevention of hypomagnesemi a. Treatment of hypertension. Prevention of seizures associated with severe eclampsia, pre- eclampsia, or acute nephritis. Replacement in deficiency states. Resolution of eclampsia. IM: IV: Adults: 8 to 12 g/day in divided doses (severe deficiency) Mild deficiency - 1 g q 6 hr for 4 doses or 250 mg/kg over 4 hr. IV: Infants: 25 to 50 mg/kg/dose, maximum does: 2g. Administer at a rate not to exceed 150 mg/ min. Diarrhea, drowsiness, low respiratory rate, muscle weakness, flushing, sweating, hypothermia. Newborn hypotension, hyporeflexia , and respiratory depression. Oxytocin (Pitocin) IV: Induction of labor term. Facilitation of threatened abortion. IV: IM: Postpartum control of bleeding after Induction of labor.
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