Copyright 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health Lippincott Williams Wilkins

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Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Pharmacokinetics Absorbed at varying rates Excreted in urine and feces Cross the placenta and cross into breast milk Barrier contraceptives
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Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Contraindications and Cautions Gold salts can be quite toxic Contraindicated in the presence of any known allergy to gold Adverse Effects Variety of adverse effects are common with the use of gold salts
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Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Clinically Important Drug Drug Interactions Do not combine with: Penicillamine Antimalarials Cytotoxic drugs Immunosuppressive agents
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Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Prototype Gold Compound
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Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Disease Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drugs Available for treating arthritis that aggressively affect the process of inflammation Can be severe to life-threatening They alter the course of the inflammatory process, many rheumatologists are selecting to Antineoplastic drug methotrexate Therapeutic Actions and Indications Anakinra Leflunomide is slowly absorbed from the GI tract, reaching peak levels in 6-12 hours
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Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Disease Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drugs (cont.) Anakinra Etanercept I Leflunomide is slowly absorbed from the GI tract, reaching peak levels in 6-12 hours.
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Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Therapeutic Actions and Indications Relief of the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis Relief of mild to moderate pain Treatment of primary dysmenorrhea Fever reduction
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Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Nursing Considerations for Patients Receiving Antiarthritis Agents Similar to those for patients receiving NSAIDS and related agents
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Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Drug Therapy Across the Lifespan
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