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Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Anticholinergics Actions Block the action of acetylcholine in the CNS to help normalize the acetylcholine-dopamine imbalance Indications Treatment of parkinsonism Relief of extrapyramidal symptoms Pharmacokinetics Absorbed from GI tract Peak 1-4 hours Metabolized in the liver, excreted by cellular pathways Crosses the placenta and enters the breast milk
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Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Anticholinergics (cont.) Contraindications Known allergy Narrow angle glaucoma GI obstruction GU obstruction Prostatic hypertrophy Cautions Dysrhythmias Hypertension Hypotension Hepatic dysfunction Pregnancy and lactation
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Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Anticholinergics (cont.) Adverse Reactions Disorientation Confusion Agitation Delirium Nausea, vomiting, paralytic ileus Drug-to-Drug Interactions Tricyclic antidepressants Phenothiazines
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Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins QuestionPlease answer the following statement as true or false.While caring for a patient with Parkinsons disease the nurse would encourage the patient to take care of him/herself as long as possible.
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