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Drug Study

Name of
Drug
Generic
Name:
Mefenamic
Acid
Brand Name:
Ponstan
Classification
: Antiinflammatory
Analgesic

Therapeutic
Action
 Aspirin like
drug that
has
analgesic
 Antipyretic
and antiinflammato
ry
activities

Indication
Moderate to
moderately
severe pain.
Relief of pain
including
traumatic,
dental, postoperative and
postpartum
pain,
headache,
migraine,
fever and
dysmenorrhea,
pain from
rheumatoid
arthritis
including Still’s
disease, soft
tissue injuries.
Therapy
should not
exceed 7 days.

Contraindication

Pregnancy
and
Lactation.
Hypersensiti
vity with
drugs, acute
intoxication
with alcohol,
physical
opioid
dependence
Kidney or
liver
impairment.

Adverse
Effects
CNS:
Dizziness
CV:
Vasodilation
EENT: Visual
disturbances
GI: Nausea
and Vomiting
GU: Urinary
retention
SKIN:
Pruritus

Nursing
Consideration
 Tell patient that
drug works best
when taken
before pain
becomes severe
 Recommend
abstinence from
alcohol when
taking
medication
 Caution patient
that drug can
cause
dependence
 Tell patient to
report
occurrence of
drug induced
adverse
reactions
 Advise patient
to immediately
report
persistence or
failure to relieve
pain.

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Nursing Care Plan .

etc.ASSESSMENT Subjective data: “masakit ang pwerta ko pati ang puson ko”. . Objective data:  (+) guarding behaviou r  Facial grimace  Pain scale of 6 out of 10 NURSING DIAGNOSI S Acute pain related to post normal spontaneo us delivery. redistributed pressure on the body parts and help the patient to focus on nonpain-related subjects If the patient is able to identify and verbalize factors that intensifies pain.  Dependent:  To relieve/minimi ze pain. when laughing or coughing. as verbalized by the patient. Independent:  Monitor vital signs.  Encourage to identify and verbalize factors that precipitate pain by providing or suggesting possible factors such as during movement. PLANNING INTERVENTION After 30 minutes of nursing intervention patient’s level of pain will be lowered from a scale of 6 to a scale of 3. patient’s level of pain was lowered from a pain scale of 6 to a pain scale of 3.  Perform or instruct comfort measures to promote relaxation. Dependent:  Administer pain medication (Mefenamic acid 5OOmg/tab) as ordered RATIONALE  To have baseline data for pain assessment  These measures reduce muscle tension or spasm. EVALUATION After 30 minutes of nursing intervention. when eating. such as repositioning and proper ventilation. it will be easy for the nurse to find measures to alleviate or eliminate these factors.