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NURS 1566 Clinical Form 3: Clinical Medications Worksheets

(You will need to make additional copies of these forms)

Generic Name Trade Name Classification Dose Route Time/frequency


Clopidogrel Plavix Antiplatelet agents 75 mg PO Q day
Peak Onset Duration Normal dosage range
3-7 days Within 24 hrs 5 days 75 mg once daily
following
discontinuation
Why is your patient getting this medication For IV meds, compatibility with IV drips and/or solutions
She has history of a stroke n/a

Mechanism of action and indications Nursing Implications (what to focus on)


(Why med ordered) Contraindications/warnings/interactions
Inhibits platelet aggregation indicated for reduction of .increased risk for bleeding
atherosclerotic events such as a stroke.
Common side effects
Purpura, bleeding

Interactions with other patient drugs, OTC or herbal Lab value alterations caused by medicine
medicines (ask patient specifically) May cause increased serum bilirubin
none
Be sure to teach the patient the following about this
medication
Notify health care provider if fever chills, sore throat, or if
unusual bruising or bleeding occur. There is increased
bleeding risk if used with anise, arnica, chamomile, clove,
fenugreek, feverfew, garlic, ginger, ginko, panax ginseng
Nursing Process- Assessment Assessment Evaluation
(Pre-administration assessment) Why would you hold or not give this Check after giving
monitor for bleeding or excessive med? Monitor bleeding time, and
bruising Signs of bleeding cbc for neutropenia and
thrombocytopenia. Watch for
bleeding.