Clinical Medications Worksheets Generic Name Trade Name Classification Dose Route Time/frequency Clotrimazole Myclex Anti

-fungal 10mg=1 troche Top. 5x/ day x 10 days Peak Onset Duration Normal dosage range unknown Within first week 12 hrs Apply cream, solution, or lotion twice daily for 1-4 wk Why is your patient getting this medication Fungal infection Mechanism of action and indications (Why med ordered) Affects the synthesis of the fungal cell wall, allowing leakage of cellular contents. For IV meds, compatibility with IV drips and/or solutions N/A Nursing Implications (what to focus on) Contraindications/warnings/interactions Hypersensitivity to active ingredients, additives, preservatives, or bases Common side effects No known common side effects Lab value alterations caused by medicine None known for this drug

Interactions with other patient drugs, OTC or herbal medicines (ask patient specifically) None known for this patient

Be sure to teach the patient the following about this medication Instruct patient to apply medication as directed for full course of therapy, even if feeling better. Emphasize the importance of avoiding the eyes. Caution patient that some products may stain fabric, skin, or hair. Check label information. Fabrics stained from cream or lotion can usually be cleaned by handwashing with soap and warm water; stains from ointments can usually be removed with standard cleaning fluids. Advise patient to report increased skin irritation or lack of response to therapy to health care professional. Patients with athlete's foot should be taught to wear well-fitting, ventilated shoes and to change shoes and socks at least once a day. Nursing Process- Assessment Assessment Evaluation (Pre-administration assessment) Why would you hold or not give this Check after giving Inspect involved areas of skin and mucous med? Decrease in skin irritation membranes before and frequently during Report increased skin irritation to and resolution of infection. therapy. Increased skin irritation may physician Early relief of symptoms indicate need to discontinue medication may be seen in 2-3 days.

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