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DRUG ANALYSIS

Generic name/ Route of Mechanism Indication Contraindicati Side effects/ adverse Nursing consideration/
Brand name/ Administr of Action on reactions Responsibility
Drug category or ation/
Classification Dosage

Generic name: 500mg/ Aspirin-like This medication Pregnancy and Stomach upset is the Assess patient’s pain
Mefenamic acid cap TID drug that has relieves pain and lactation. most common side before therapy: location,
analgesic, reduces Hypersensitivity. effect. Others include duration, precipitating
Brand name: antipyretic and inflammation. It is Active ulceration nausea, loss of appetite, and alleviating factors.
Ponstan SF anti- used to treat or chronic dizziness, drowsiness,
inflammatory headaches, inflammation of diarrhea, and headache. Monitor for possible drug
Pharmacologic activities. menstrual cramps, either the upper yellowing of the eyes, induced adverse
class: These muscle aches, or lower fever with or without reactions: Gastrointestinal
Opioid agonist- activities dental pain and gastrointestinal chills, vision changes. discomfort, diarrhea,
antagonist, partial appear to be athletic injuries. tract (GIT). If black stools, persistent constipation, gas pain,
agonist due to its diarrhea or skin stomach/ abdominal nausea, vomiting, peptic
ability to rash appears, pain, vomit that looks ulceration, dyspepsia;
Pregnancy risk: inhibit the drug should like coffee grounds. An
Category B cyclooxygenas be stopped at allergic reaction to this CNS: drowsiness,
e and also once. Blood drug is unlikely, but seek dizziness, nervousness,
antagonize disorders, poor immediate medical visual disturbances; SKIN:
certain effects platelet attention if it occurs. rash, urticaria,
of function. Kidney Symptoms of an allergic occasionally allergic
prostaglandins. or liver reaction include: rash, glomerulonephritis;
Mefenamic impairment. itching, swelling, severe
acid displays dizziness, trouble RESPI:
central and breathing. bronchoconstriction,
peripheral asthma may be
activities. precipitated;

HEMATOLOGIC:
autoimmune haemolytic
anemia

Generic name/ Route of Mechanism of Indication Contraindicati Side effects/ adverse Nursing consideration/
Brand name/ Administr Action on reactions Responsibility
Drug category or ation/
Classification Dosage
Generic name: Apply @ Povidone-iodine is Treatment of Hypersensitivity Local irritation and Avoid contact with eyes;
Povidone-iodine epis an iodophore with a contaminated ; prolonged use sensitivity (rare). should not be used under
BID powerful broad- wounds & pre- in patients with Application to large occlusive dressing.
Brand name: spectrum op prep of the thyroid areas of denuded skin Pregnancy, lactation;
Zigmadone germicidal activity skin mucous disorders or on may produce systemic neonates.
ointment against a wide membrane. lithium therapy. effects due to iodine
range of bacteria, absorption. Apply liberally & cover
Classification: viruses, fungi, Used in the affected area w/ a
Skin antiseptics protozoa and treatment of dressing or bandage if
and disinfectant spores. dermatologica necessary
l diseases.
Pregnancy risk:
Category D