Nursing 211

N211: Health Differences Across the Lifespan I

Effect = Dilates coronary arteries Promotes peripheral vasodilatation Slows SA/AV conduction increases myocardial 02 supply & reduces myocardial 02 consumption by reducing arteriole pressure USES = Angina Dysrhythmia’s Hypertension Supraventricular arrhythmia Generic Names= Dilitiazem – Cardizem Nifedipine – Procardia & Adalat Verapamil – Calan & Isoptin SE = Dizziness, fatigue, headache, nausea, edema, drowsiness, flushing Contraindications = Contraindicated in 1st & 2nd degree heart block. Teaching = Check your pulse before taking this drug

Effect = Decreases sodium and water retention USES = L ventricular dysfunction Diabetic Neuropathy CHF Hypertension Cardiac failure Generic Names= Captopril – Capoten Enalapril – Vasotec Lisinopril – Prinivil SE = Decreased BP, headache, dizziness, fatigue, increased K+, cough, skin reactions

Effect = Synthesizes cholesterol


USES = increased cholesterol


Generic Names= Lovastatin Pravastatin

Generic Name(s)

SE = Rash, abdominal cramping, nausea, diarrhea, headache, increased liver enzymes

Standard Error(s)



Vasopressors [Catecholamine] INE Increases Constriction/Stimulant

Anticoagulant IN Prevents Thrombolytic ASE Breaks



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