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DRUG STUDY

DRUG ORDER MECHANISM OF INDICATIONS CONTRAINDICATIO ADVERSE EFFECT NURSING


ACTION NS RESPONSIBILITIES

Generic Name: Decreased heart rate Treatment of • Uncompensated • Fatigue • Monitor BP and pulse
Carvedilol and pulse pressure. hypertension alone with CHF • Dizziness prior and throughout
other agents. • Pulmonary edema • Bradycardia therapy.
• Heart block • CHF • Take apical pulse, if less
Trade Name: • Bradycardia than 50 bpm, withhold
• Pulmonary edema
Dilatrend medication and notify
• Cardiogenic shock • Hypotension
physician.
Classification: • Constipation
• Advise patient for proper
Antihypertensive • Impotence
diet, regular exercise,
and lifestyle modification.
Dose, Route, Freq: • Diabetics should closely
25 mg, P.O., o.d. monitor blood sugar.