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Few of these measures prevent or slow joint prescription and OTC combination products (eg discount 400mg noroxin, Percocet; destruction. For chronic al- cohol abusers, short-term ingestion of usual therapeutic doses may cause hepatotoxicity and it is recommended that they Osteoarthritis (OA) ingest no more than 2 g daily. If they ingest three or more The main goal of drug therapy is relief of pain. Aceta- alcoholic drinks daily, they should avoid acetaminophen or minophen is probably the initial drug of choice. Another rec- whose pain is inadequately relieved by acetaminophen, an ommendation is to limit duration of use (5 days or less in chil- NSAID is usually given. Ibuprofen and other propionic acid dren, 10 days or less in adults, and 3 days in both adults and derivatives are often used, although available NSAIDs have children when used to reduce fever) unless directed by a comparable effectiveness. If therapeutic benefits occur, the drug Because of multiple reports of liver damage from aceta- may be continued; if no benefits seem evident or toxicity oc- minophen poisoning, the FDA may strengthen the warning curs, another drug may be tried. A COX-2 inhibitor may be on products containing acetaminophen and emphasize that preferred for clients at high risk of GI ulceration and bleeding. Additional treatments for knee OA include topical cap- Early symptoms (12 to 24 hours after ingestion) are non- saicin; oral chondroitin and glucosamine; intra-articular in- specific (eg, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diaphoresis) and jections of corticosteroids (see Chap. At 24 to 48 hours, symptoms may subside but tests of liver function (eg, AST, ALT, bilirubin, prothrom- bin time) begin to show increased levels. Later manifestations may include jaundice, vomiting, and CNS stimulation with ex- Nursing Notes: Apply Your Knowledge citement and delirium, followed by vascular collapse, coma, and death. Peak hepatotoxicity occurs in 3 to 4 days; recovery in nonfatal overdoses occurs in 7 to 8 days. Plasma acetaminophen levels should be obtained when an To control the pain, she takes ibuprofen 400 mg every 4 hours overdose is known or suspected, preferably within 4 hours after while awake and prednisone 5 mg daily.

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Selective inhibition of COX-2 (eg noroxin 400 mg discount, vasodilation) and lungs produces anti-inflammatory effects (eg, bronchodilation) while maintaining protective effects Regulate blood clotting on the stomach. At the same time, low- for pain and fever, but it lacks anti-inflammatory and anti- dose aspirin is increasingly prescribed for clients at risk of platelet effects. This indi- cation stems from its antiplatelet activity and resultant ef- fects on blood coagulation (ie, decreased clot formation). CONTRAINDICATIONS TO USE Some NSAIDs such as ibuprofen (Motrin) and related drugs are widely used as anti-inflammatory agents and analgesics; Contraindications to aspirin and nonselective NSAIDs include ketorolac (Toradol), which can be given orally and parenter- peptic ulcer disease, gastrointestinal (GI) or other bleeding ally, is used only as an analgesic. Most of the other NSAIDs disorders, history of hypersensitivity reactions, and impaired are too toxic to use as analgesics and antipyretics. In people who are allergic to aspirin, nonaspirin used primarily in rheumatoid arthritis and other muscu- NSAIDs also are contraindicated because hypersensitivity re- loskeletal disorders that do not respond to safer drugs. Cele- actions may occur with any drugs that inhibit prostaglandin coxib (Celebrex) is also used to treat familial adenomatous synthesis. In children and adolescents, aspirin is contraindi- polyposis, in which the drug reduces the number of polyps cated in the presence of viral infections such as influenza or and may decrease risks of colon cancer. In addi- and other NSAIDs, is commonly used as an aspirin substitute tion, celecoxib and valdecoxib are contraindicated in clients 104 SECTION 2 DRUGS AFFECTING THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM who are allergic to sulfonamides and ketorolac is contraindi- and osteoarthritis. Compared with aspirin, it has less anti- cated in clients at risk of excessive bleeding. Thus, ketorolac pyretic effect, causes less gastric irritation, and has a longer should not be administered during labor and delivery; before duration of action. NSAIDs Over-the-counter (OTC) products containing these drugs are contraindicated for chronic alcohol abusers because of Propionic acid derivatives include fenoprofen (Nalfon), possible liver damage (with acetaminophen) or stomach bleed- flurbiprofen (Ansaid), ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), ketoprofen ing (with aspirin, ibuprofen, ketoprofen, or naproxen). In Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires an alcohol addition to their use as anti-inflammatory agents, some are warning on the labels of all OTC pain relievers and fever used as analgesics and antipyretics.

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