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INDEX NURS 2236 Clinical Form 3: Clinical Medications Worksheet

(You will need to made additional copies of these forms)

Generic Trade Classification Dose Route Time/Frequency
Name Name
linezolid Zyvox anti-infectives 600mg IV every 12hr for 14-28 days

Peak Onset Duration For IV meds, compatability with IV drips and/or solutions
end of infusion rapid 12hr
Why is your patient taking this medication?

Mechanism of action and indications Nursing Implications (what to focus on)

infection caused by vancomycin-resistant enterococcus Contraindications/warnings/interactions hypersensitivy; phenylketonuria;
faecium; nosocomial pneumonia; complicated skin/skin thrombocytopenia; concurrent use of antiplatelet agents or bleeding
structure infections caused by staph; strep including diabetic diathesis; pregnancy or lactation
foot infections; community-acquired pneumonia caused by
Common side effects headache; insomnia; pseudomembranous colitis;
bactericidal action against streptococci; bacteriostatic action diarrhea; increased liver function tests; nausea; taste alteration; vomiting;
against enterococci and staphlococci. lactic acidosis; thrombocytopenia; optic neuropathy; peripheral

Interactions with other patient drugs, OTC, or herbal Lab value alterations caused by medicine
medicines (ask patient specifically)
indirect acting sympathomimetics; vasopressors; SSRIs;
dopaminergic agents; adrenergics such as dopamine or
epinephrine Be sure to teach the patient the following about this medication
take for full course of therapy; avoid large quantities of foods and beverages
containing tyramine; may cause hypertensive response; if patient has a history
of hypertension notify healthcare professional if takes over Rx, OTC or herbal
products, especially cold remedies; decongestants; or antidepressants

Nursing Process - Assessment Assessment Evaluation

(Pre-administration assessment Why would you hold or not give Check after giving
Assess for infection (vital signs; appearance of this med? resolution of signs and symptoms of infection
wound, sputum, urine, and stool; WBC) recurrent allergy length of time for complete resolution
nausea and vomiting, unexplained acidosis; bowel status depends on organism and site of infection
visual function; bowel status (bowel sounds,
frequency and consistency of stool, presence of
blood in stools)