Sharon Cole Pharm Worksheet.docx - PATIENT EDUCATION WO RKSHEET NAME OF MEDICATION CLASSIFICATION AND INCLUDE PROTOTYPE MEDICATION Lorazepam

Sharon Cole Pharm Worksheet.docx - PATIENT EDUCATION WO...

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PATIENT EDUCATION WO RKSHEET NAME OF MEDICATION, CLASSIFICATION, AND INCLUDE PROTOTYPE MEDICATION: Lorazepam CLASSIFICATION: Benzodiazepine PROTOTYPE: Ativan SAFE DOSE OR DOSE RANGE, SAFE ROUTE PURPOSE FOR TAKING THIS MEDICATION PATIENT EDUCATION WHILE TAKING THIS MEDICATIO IM: 2 mg/mL; 4mg/mL Tablets: 0.5 mg; 1 mg; 2 mg Oral solution: 2 mg/mL Maximum for adults: 10 mg daily for anxiety, 4 mg for pre-op sedation Patient is taking medication for agitation and anxiety due to current manic state. Education pt about Black Box Warning: Caution patient or caregiver of patient taking an opioid with a benzodiazepine, CNS depressant, or alcohol to seek immediate medical attention for dizziness, light- headedness, extreme sleepiness, slowed or difficult breathing, or unresponsiveness. Discuss with pregnant women benefits, risks, and appropriate timing of surgery or procedures requiring anesthetic and sedation drugs.

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