What are the high alert medications?

What are the high alert medications?

The five high-alert medications are insulin, opiates and narcotics, injectable potassium chloride (or phosphate) concentrate, intravenous anticoagulants (heparin), and sodium chloride solutions above 0.9%.

What does streptokinase interact with?

Streptase may interact with blood thinners, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), or aspirin. Drugs that can reverse effects of streptokinase include aminocaproic acid, aprotinin, and tranexamic acid. Tell your doctor all medications you are taking.

What class of drug is streptokinase?

Streptokinase can be useful in the management and treatment of acute ST-segment myocardial infarction, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, arterial thrombosis or embolism, and arteriovenous cannula occlusion. It is in the thrombolytic class of medications.

Is propofol a high alert medication?

Propofol has long been on ISMP’s list of high alert medications and ISMP has published medication safety alerts about propofol. They include multiple examples of patients developing respiratory arrest or hypotension during propofol sedation for procedures.

What is the most important complication of streptokinase therapy?

The most serious ADR was hemorrhagic stroke with a 1.4% incidence. Hypotension was one of the most occurred ADR (n = 75).

What can you do for streptokinase?

Streptokinase is used to dissolve blood clots that have formed in the blood vessels. It is used immediately after symptoms of a heart attack occur to improve patient survival. This medicine may also be used to treat blood clots in the lungs (pulmonary embolism) and in the legs (deep venous thrombosis) .

What is streptokinase used for?

What drug is SK?

Chlordiazepoxide is used to treat anxiety and acute alcohol withdrawal. It is also used to relieve fear and anxiety before surgery. This medication belongs to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines which act on the brain and nerves (central nervous system) to produce a calming effect.

What are LASA drugs?

LASA drugs are medications that look or sound similar to each other, either by their generic name, or brand name. They might have similar packaging, similar-sounding names, or similar spellings. For example, Prozac sounds a lot like Prilosec when said out loud.

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