Unformatted text preview: hormone production
Adverse effects---hot flashes, vaginal dryness, nasal
irritation, decreased libido, bone loss, mood changes,
– Therapeutic uses
Endometriosis- over stimulation of estrogen which
Endometriosisleads to abnormal bleeding (pain)
Advanced prostate cancer Drugs for Endometriosis
– Used to improve symptoms of endometriosis,
but does not increase fertility
– Induces regression of endometrial implants
– Adverse effects
Deepening of the voice
Growth of facial hair
Intensifies effects of warfarin Progesterone and estrogen drug will prevent the egg from dropping, which
Will prevent pregnancy.
Hormonal contraceptives and other drugs (interactions):
3.Dosing Causes of Male Infertility
Idiopathic male infertility Lifespan Considerations
Treatment for infertility is life altering
Treatment experience that requires counseling and
Goal of therapy---determine the cause of
infertility and to correct the problem.
Monitor FSH and LH levels for pregnancy. Critical Thinking Exercise
Kate is a 20-year-old mother of two and
wishes to use oral contraception. The
physician prescribes an estrogenphysician
progestin combination drug. The patient
asks how this drug prevents pregnancy.
What do you tell her? What patient
education will Kate need?
education Critical Thinking Exercise
Discuss three important interactions
between hormonal contraceptives and
other Critical Thinking Exercise
A 28 year old female has a 3 year history of
pelvic pain, dyspareunia, and infertility.
She has been diagnosed with
endometriosis and is prescribed (Lupron).
Discuss the mechanism of action in
managing the patient’s endometriosis.
managing Drugs That
Function Drugs That Affect Uterine
Three main categories:
– Uterine relaxants (tocolytics) Delay/Suppression of preterm labor – Uterine stimulants (oxytocics) Induction/augmentation of labor- pitossin
Control of postpartum bleeding – Drugs used to...
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- Spring '14