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Surgical menopause results When she is there lamisil 250 mg, she complains of a sore throat and having a fever for the last 2 days cheap 250 mg lamisil. A culture for streptococcus is performed cheap lamisil 250 mg fast delivery, from excision of both ovaries and the sudden loss of ovar- she is placed on ampicillin cheap lamisil 250 mg with visa, and her oral contraceptives are re- ian estrogen. The nurse provides the following patient teaching: Take and other sites are still produced, the amount is insufficient ampicillin 500 mg (1 capsule) 4 times a day for 10 days. ERT prevents vasomotor instability (hot flashes) and Drink lots of fluids and get plenty of rest. A commonly prescribed regimen CHAPTER 28 ESTROGENS, PROGESTINS, AND HORMONAL CONTRACEPTIVES 421 is a conjugated estrogen (eg, Premarin) 0. The main function of the progestin is to progestins in postmenopausal women may be indicated for decrease the risk of endometrial cancer; thus, women who have management of menopausal symptoms. Another regimen uses estra- estrogen/progestin combination is no longer recommended for diol as a transdermal patch (Estraderm), which releases the drug most women, because of potentially serious adverse effects. A newer synthetic conjugated es- trogen (Cenestin) is also approved for short-term treatment of hot flashes and sweating; it is not approved for long-term use in Use in Hepatic Impairment preventing osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Estrogens are contraindicated in impaired liver function, liver Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis disease, or liver cancer. Impaired liver function may lead to impaired estrogen metabolism, with resultant accumulation Estrogen or estrogen/progestin therapy is effective and has and adverse effects. In addition, women who have had jaun- been widely used to prevent or treat osteoporosis and pre- dice during pregnancy have an increased risk of recurrence if vent fractures in postmenopausal women (see Chap. Any client in Estrogenic effects in preventing bone loss include de- whom jaundice develops when taking estrogen should stop creased bone resorption (breakdown), increased intestinal the drug. Because jaundice may indicate liver damage, the absorption of calcium, and increased calcitriol concentra- cause should be investigated. Calcitriol is the active form of vitamin D, which is re- Progestins are contraindicated in clients with impaired quired for absorption of calcium. These hormones may be used less often for osteoporosis in future for two main reasons. First, recent evidence (see Box 28–2) indicates that the risks of estrogen/progestin hor- monal therapy outweigh the benefits. Second, there are other effective measures for prevention and treatment of osteoporosis, in- Estrogens, progestins, and hormonal contraceptives are usu- cluding calcium and vitamin D supplements, bisphosphonate ally self-administered at home. The home care nurse may drugs (eg, alendronate and risedronate), and weight-bearing encounter clients or family members taking one of the drugs exercise. Teaching or as- sisting clients to take the drugs as prescribed may be needed. In addition, clients may need encouragement to Use in Children keep appointments for follow-up supervision and blood pressure monitoring. When visiting families that include There is little information about the effects of estrogens in chil- adolescent girls or young women, the nurse may need to dren, and the drugs are not indicated for use. Because the drugs teach about birth control or preventing osteoporosis by im- cause epiphyseal closure, they should be used with caution be- proving diet and exercise patterns. With families that in- fore completion of bone growth and attainment of adult height. NURSING Estrogens, Progestins, and Hormonal Contraceptives ACTIONS NURSING ACTIONS RATIONALE/EXPLANATION 1. Give oral estrogens, progestins, and contraceptive prepara- To decrease nausea, a common adverse reaction tions after meals or at bedtime. With aqueous suspensions to be given intramuscularly, roll To be sure that drug particles are evenly distributed through the the vial between the hands several times. Give oil preparations deeply into a large muscle mass, preferably gluteal muscles.

Enteric-coated discount 250 mg lamisil overnight delivery, delayed-release soprazole capsule can be opened and the granules mixed granules are in oral capsules or separate packets buy generic lamisil 250mg. Chewing or crush- with 60 mL of orange or tomato juice or sprinkled on 1 table- ing destroys the coating; mixing the granules with applesauce or spoon of applesauce cheap lamisil 250mg without prescription, Ensure pudding purchase lamisil 250mg, cottage cheese, or other acidic substances preserves the coating of the granules, yogurt, and swallowed immediately, without chewing. Use the in-line filter provided; if injecting in a Y-site, the filter should be placed below the Y-site closest to the patient. With histamine (H2) blockers: (1) Give single oral doses at bedtime; give multiple oral The drugs are effective and convenient in a single oral dose at doses of cimetidine with meals and at bedtime and other bedtime. For intermittent infusion, dilute in at least 50 mL of 5% dextrose or 0. With antacids: (1) Do not give doses within approximately 1 h of oral H2 Antacids decrease absorption and therapeutic effectiveness of the antagonists or sucralfate. These preparations are suspensions and must be mixed thoroughly to give the correct dose. To allow the drug to form its protective coating over the ulcer be- fore high levels of gastric acidity. After it has adhered to the ulcer, antacids and food do not affect drug action. Follow package instructions for administering combination drug regimens for H. Observe for therapeutic effects Therapeutic effects depend on the reason for use. Decreased epigastric pain with gastric and duodenal ulcers; Antacids should relieve pain within a few minutes. Proton pump decreased heartburn with gastroesophageal reflux disorders inhibitors and H2 antagonists relieve pain in 7–10 days by healing effects on peptic ulcers or esophagitis. Decreased gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding (eg, absence of visible or occult blood in vomitus, gastric secretions, or feces) c. Higher pH of gastric contents The minimum acceptable pH with antacid therapy is 3. Radiologic or endoscopic reports of ulcer healing Healing usually occurs within 4 to 8 weeks. With proton pump inhibitors, observe for headache, diar- These effects occur infrequently and are usually well tolerated. With H2 antagonists, observe for diarrhea or constipation, Adverse effects are uncommon and usually mild with recommended headache, dizziness, muscle aches, fatigue, skin rashes, men- doses. Central nervous system effects have been associated with tal confusion, delirium, coma, depression, fever. With long-term administration of cimetidine, other adverse effects have been observed. These include decreased sperm count and gynecomastia in men and galactorrhea in women. With antacids containing magnesium, observe for diarrhea Diarrhea may be prevented by combining these antacids with other and hypermagnesemia. With antacids containing aluminum or calcium, observe for Constipation may be prevented by combining these antacids with constipation. A high-fiber diet, adequate fluid intake (2000–3000 mL daily), and exercise also help prevent constipation. The drug is not absorbed systemically and constipation is the most commonly reported adverse effect. With misoprostol, observe for diarrhea, abdominal pain, Diarrhea commonly occurs and may be severe enough to indicate nausea, and vomiting, headache, uterine cramping, vaginal dosage reduction or stopping the drug. This is a harmless discoloration of feces; it does not indicate GI bleeding. Observe for drug interactions Most significant drug interactions alter the effect of the other drug rather than that of the antiulcer or anti–gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) drug. Drugs that alter effects of proton pump inhibitors: (1) Clarithromycin increases effects of omeprazole. May increase blood levels (2) Sucralfate decreases effects of lansoprazole. Decreases absorption of lansoprazole, which should be given about 30 min before sucralfate if both are used.

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