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Drugs Affecting the Lower  GI Tract Susan Hampson
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Antiflatulents:  Simethicone (Mylicon) Pharmacotherapeutics Relieve discomfort of gas Promote belching Pharmacokinetics Acts right in GI tract; is not absorbed systemically Pharmacodynamics Alters surface tension of gas bubbles Gas bubbles get larger, are expelled as a belch or flatus
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Nursing Implications: Simethicone Take after meals and at HS Chew tablets thoroughly Shake liquid well Expect belching and passing of gas!! Avoid gas producing foods High fiber, low fat diet
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Antidiarrheals: Lomotil (Diphenoxylate HCl/Atropine Sulfate) Pharmacotherapeutics Adjunct in treatment of diarrhea Pharmacokinetics Oral route; liquid and tablet forms Pharmacodynamics Acts on smooth muscle of intestine to slow motility, prolong transport time Atropine in drug discourages abuse
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Adverse Effects: Lomotil COMMON- drowsiness, dizziness Anticholinergic- dry mouth, flushing, tachycardia, urinary retention
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This note was uploaded on 05/30/2011 for the course NUR 212 taught by Professor Susanhampson during the Spring '11 term at St. Xavier.

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