1. amitriptyline hydrochloride
    • looks color coded
    • may increase toxicity when used with fluoxetine
    • no pregnancy category established
  2. insulin glargine
    • vials and solostar pens
    • subcutaneous administration at bedtime
    • tobacco smoke may decrease the hypoglycemic effect
    • alcohol may increase the hypoglycemic effect
    • follow prescribed diet
    • stored at certain temperatures
  3. azithromycin dihydrate
    • tablets (3 and 6 pack), packets, powder, suspension, injection
    • look for anything bacterial - itis; also COPD, genital ulcer disease, MAC disease in HIV patients, pneumonia, pelvic inflammatory disease
    • food decreases absorption; antacids slow absorption
    • use caution in patients with impaired hepatic function
    • do not take antacids within 1 hour of administration
  4. fluticasone propionate with salmeterol xinafoate
    • diskus and HFA
    • use caution in patients with cardiovascular disorders, hypertension, hyperthyroidism, diabetes mellitus, in nursing mothers or pregnancy
    • avoid contact with eyes
  5. ipratropium bromide with albuterol sulfate
    • use albuterol with caution in patients with cardiovascular disorders, hypertension, hyperthyroidism, diabetes mellitus, in nursing mothers or pregnancy
    • avoid mist contact with eyes
  6. fluoxetine
    • tablets, capsules, delayed release capsules, mint flavored liquid
    • treats depression, OCD, bulimia, panic disorder
  7. duloxetine
    • can also treat neuropathic pain
    • do not use late in the third trimester, nursing is not recommended
    • therapeutic effects may take up to 4 weeks to appear
  8. sertraline
    • oral concentrate (12% alcohol)
    • may also treat premenstrual dysphoric disorder
    • only the smallest quantity possible should be dispensed
    • use caution in patients with renal or hepatic dysfunction
    • must be diluted prior to use: place proper dose in 4 oz of water, ginger ale, lemon/lime soda, lemonade or orange juice only. do not mix in any other beverage. take immediately after mixing. do not premix doses
  9. venlafaxine
    • tablets, extended release capsules, extended release tablets
    • not indicated for use in pediatric patients
    • yawning is a side effect
    • swallow capsules whole - nothing else
    • continued therapy of up to 2 weeks may be needed to show noticeable improvement
  10. atenolol
    treats hypertension, angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, severe renal impairment
  11. carvedilol
    • can treat left ventricular dysfunction
    • contact lens wearers may experience decreased lacrimation
    • avoid nonprescription cogh, cold, and allergy meds
  12. metoprolol succinate
    • barbituates may decrease effects
    • take whole or halved without crushing
    • take with food to increase absorption
  13. oxycodone
    • 2.5,5,7.5,10/325; 7.5/500;10/650
    • total daily dose of acetaminophen should not exceed 4g
  14. lovastatin
    • looks color coded
    • grapefruit juice should be avoided
    • contraindicated during pregnancy and lactation
    • perform liver function tests every 4-6 weeks
    • pregnancy category X
    • closely follow prescribed diet, take with meals
    • photosensitive
    • do not become pregnant
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