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Drug Artificial Tears

Drug Artificial Tears

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NURS 1556 Clinical Medications Worksheets (You will need to make additional copies of these forms) Generic Name

Artificial Tears

Trade Name
Artificial tears plus

Classification
Ocular lubricants

Dose
2 drops each eye

Route
Eye

Time/frequency
Twice a day

Peak

Onset

Duration

For IV meds, compatibility with IV drips and /or solutions

Mechanism of action and indications (Why med ordered)
Relieve dry eyes

Nursing Implications (what to focus on) Contraindications/warnings/interactions
May alter effects of other ocular medications

Common side effects
Lid edema stinging, temporarily blurred vision, eye discomfort

Interactions with other patient drugs, OTC or herbal medicines (ask patient specifically)
N/A Other ocular medications

Lab value alterations caused by medicine
N/A

Be sure to teach the patient the following about this medication

Nursing Process- Assessment (Pre-administration assessment)

Assessment Why would you hold or not give this med?

Evaluation Check after giving

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