big push to avoid using Demerol (meperidine)
You'll see a big push to avoid using Demerol (meperidine).
Hospitals are now restricting its use.
Meperidine is NOT the drug of choice for pain...even for acute pancreatitis or gallbladder pain.
Table of Contents
- prevent mix-ups due to drug names that sound or look alike
- Augmentin ES-600 for treating recurrent or persistent otitis media in children
- Intron A is effective for treating ACUTE hepatitis C
- appropriate use of inhaled steroids for treating persistent asthma
- NuvaRing, the first contraceptive vaginal ring
- Entocort EC, a new ORAL form of budesonide for Crohn's disease
- H. pylori infection increases the risk of gastric cancer
- Consumer Reports has just released their evaluation of blood glucose meters and lancets
- The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) now has new security measures regarding syringe needles and lancets
- SSRIs can prevent heart attacks
- diphenhydramine decreases cognitive function in elderly patients
- Aranesp (darbepoetin alfa), the new longer-acting erythropoietin analog for anemia
- certain antioxidants and zinc can slow the progression of age-related macular degeneration
- Topamax might cause vision problems
- glucosamine might be causing elevated cholesterol and blood pressure
- Vitamin B12 deficiency can often be treated with ORAL supplements
- big push to avoid using Demerol (meperidine)
- drugs for bioterrorism (anthrax, etc)...a patient-handout version