A Study On Pharmacology Teaching Project

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Pharmacology Teaching Project A seventy-five-year-old patient is ordered to take digoxin an anti-arrhythmic drug, coumadin an anticoagulant, lasix which is a loop diuretic, and a K-Dur which is a postassium chloride supplement. For each of these medications, I will explain the drug name and therapeutic category, the dosage size and schedule, the route and technique of administration, the expected therapeutic response and when it should develop, the non-drug measures to enhance the therapeutic responses if applicable, the probable duration of treatment, the method of drug storage, the signs and symptoms of major adverse effects, the major drug to drug and drug to food interactions, who to contact if there were any adverse reactions, and the required lab tests to monitor. The dosage prescribed for digoxin is 0.125 milligrams to be taken by mouth and swallowed every day except on Sunday. This tablet should be taken at the same time each day, one hour before or two hours after a meal. It can be crushed and taken with food or liquid if the patient is unable to swallow. It is important for the patient to check his pulse before taking the medication. He can check his radial pulse by placing two fingers on the inside of the wrist below the thumb, while counting the beats for one minute. If the pulse is below sixty beats or above one hundred, the doctor needs to be called prior to taking the medication. Digoxin’s therapeutic effect should be slowing down the heart rate, while…

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