Medications ondansetron

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MEDICATIONS
Student: Erin Nowlin
Drug
Generic:
Ondansetron
hydrochloride
Brand:
Zofran
References:
Client Information:
Dosage, Route,
& Frequency
Ordered for this
Client:
4 mg IV push
every 6 hours for
nausea and
vomiting
Classification
Classification/
Therapeutic
Action:
Anitemetics/May
block 5-HT, in the
CNS in the
chemoreceptor
trigger zone and in
the peripheral
nervous system on
nerve terminals of
the vagus nerve.
RR 5A 33
Allergies: NKDA
Purpose of the Drug
Specific to this Client:
antiemetic
Non-specific to this client
(if applicable – max. 2)
Date:
March 5, 2011
Nursing Implications
Side Effects/Adverse
Reactions/Interactions/Effects
on Labs: (3 most important)
1. CNS: dizziness, fatigue
2. CV: chest pain, arrhythmias
3. Respiratory: hypoxia
Nursing Considerations/
Client Teaching (3 most
important)
1. Instruct patient to report any
problems with breathing.
2. Monitor liver function tests
Don’t exceed 8 mg in patients
with hepatic impairment.
3. Tell patient to report
discomfort at injection site.
st
Kluwer, W. (2011) Nursing 2011 drug handbook (31 ed.). Ambler,Pennsylvania:Lippincott Williams&Wilkins
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