Posted: November 14th, 2016
is discontinued it is necessary for the dose to be tapered because abrupt withdrawal can result in severe adrenal cortical insufficiency. A patient may be taking prednisone for ulcerative colitis to control flare ups, which during severe flare ups may be the only medication that works, and experiences another flare up as soon as the treatment is finished. The patient could request to be put on the prednisone again to control their symptoms. However, because of the life-threatening adverse reactions that are possible from long-term use, it is extremely important the patient understands the risks. The nurse may give this medication in hopes to relieve the patient’s condition, however does not stress the seriousness of long-term use. Vallerand, A. H., & Sanoski, C. A. (2011). Davis’s drug guide for nurses(14th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis Company. Kee, Joyce, Hayes, E., McCuistion, L. (2015). Pharmacology: A patient-Centered Nursing Process Approach (8th ed.). St Louis, MO: Elsevier Saunders. STUDENT#2 .727272033691406px;=”” background-color:=”” rgb(247,=”” 247,=”” 247);”=””>Amitriptylline /tricyclics: Consider vulnerability issues with risk of suicidal overdose given anticholinergic effects Amitriptyline is an antidepressant. It potentiates the effect of serotonin and norepinephrine in the central nervous system. Has significant anticholinergic properties. Some adverse effects include the increased risk of suicide attempt/ideation especially during early
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