Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Standard view
Full view
of .
Save to My Library
Look up keyword
Like this
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1


Ratings: (0)|Views: 1,230 |Likes:
Published by Adrianne Bazo

More info:

Published by: Adrianne Bazo on Dec 05, 2008
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial


Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as DOCX, PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less





NURS 2516 Clinical Medications Worksheets
(You will need to make additional copies of these forms)Generic NameclonazepamTrade NameKlonopinClassificationanticonvulsantsDose1mgRouteIVTime/frequency0900, 2100; twice dailyPeak 1-2 hr Onset20-60 minDuration6-12 hr For IV meds, compatibility with IV drips and /or solutions N/AMechanism of action and indications(Why med ordered)Anticonvulsant effects may be due to presynapticinhibitionProduces sedative effects in the CNS, probably bystimulating inhibitory GABA receptors. Muscle spasms,associated anxiety.
Nursing Implications (what to focus on)
Contraindications/warnings/interactionsHypersensitivity to clonazepam or other benzodiazepines• Severe liver disease
Use Cautiously in:
 • Narrow-angle glaucoma• Chronic respiratory disease• History of  porphyria• Do not discontinue abruptlyCommon side effectsBehavioral side effects, drowsiness, ataxiaInteractions with other patient drugs, OTC or herbalmedicines (ask patient specifically)Alcohol, antidepressants , antihistamines ,otherbenzodiazepines, and opioid analgesics --concurrentuse results in ↑ CNS depressionLab value alterations caused by medicinePatients on prolonged therapy should have CBC and liver function test results evaluated periodically. May cause an ↑in serum bilirubin, AST, and ALT○ May cause ↓ thyroidal uptake of sodium iodide,
IBe sure to teach the patient the following about thismedicationInstruct patient to take medication exactly as directed. Takemissed doses within 1 hr or omit; do not double doses.Abrupt withdrawal of clonazepam may cause statusepilepticus, tremors, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal andmuscle cramps• Medication may cause drowsiness or dizziness. Advise patient to avoid driving or other activities requiringalertness until response to drug is known• Caution patient to avoid taking alcohol or other CNSdepressants concurrently with this medication• Advise patient to notify health care professional of medication regimen prior to treatment or surgery• Instruct patient and family to notify health care professional of unusual tiredness, bleeding, sore throat,fever, clay-colored stools, yellowing of skin, or 

Activity (8)

You've already reviewed this. Edit your review.
1 hundred reads
1 thousand reads
Sabin Xrestha liked this
Kristen Baker liked this
Alison Gao liked this
Andrea Denise liked this

You're Reading a Free Preview

/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->