Student: Maria Chavarria Client Information: MG, #5B03-03 Allergies: Aspirin, ACE inhibitors
Drug Classification Purpose of the Drug Nursing Implications
Generic: Ordered for this Classification/ Specific to this Side Effects/Adverse
Verapamil Client: Therapeutic Client: Reactions/Interactions/Effects on
hydrochloride 240 mg PO @ bedtime Action: Hypertension Labs: (3 most important)
Antianginals/Not Non-specific to this Heart failure
clearly defined. A client dyspnea
Brand: calcium channel (if applicable – max. peripheral edema
Calan blocker that 2) Nursing Considerations/
inhibits calcium Prevent paroxysmal Client Teaching (3 most important)
ion influx across supraventricular Instruct patient to take oral form of
cardiac and smooth tachycardia drug exactly as prescribed.
muscle cells, thus Supraventricular Tell patient that long-acting forms
decreasing arrhythmiasr shouldn’t be crushed or chewed.
myocardial Caution patient against abruptly
contractility and stopping drug.
oxygen demand; it
References: Kluwer, W. (2010). Nursing 2011 drug handbook (31st Ed.). Philadelphia, PA: LWW.