Metoprolol Nursing Considerations & Patient Teachings

Metoprolol is a beta-blocker that improves blood flow and circulation by relaxing blood vessels and slowing the heart rate. It is used to treat chest pain, heart failure, hypertension, myocardial infarction, and atrial fibrillation. Generic names: Metoprolol succinate (extended-release), metoprolol tartrate Brand names: Toprol, Toprol-XL (extended-release), Lopressor Pharmacologic class: Beta-adrenergic blocker Therapeutic class: Antihypertensive, antianginal … Read more

Aspirin Nursing Considerations & Patient Teachings

Acetylsalicylic acid, better known as aspirin, is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is often used to treat mild pain, fever, and swelling. It has additional uses as a blood thinner and can effectively reduce the risk of a heart attack and stroke. Generic names: Aspirin Brand names: Ecotrin, Bayer, Aspergum, Aspirtab Pharmacologic class: Nonsteroidal … Read more

Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Nursing Considerations & Patient Teachings

Acetaminophen is a p-aminophenol derivative commonly known as Tylenol or Paracetamol. It is an OTC medicine used to relieve mild to moderate pain and fever. It does not have any anti-inflammatory properties. Generic names: Acetaminophen Brand names: Tylenol, Abenol (CAN), Acephen, Altenol, Aminofen, Apra, Atasol (CAN), Cetafen, Calpol, Dolono, Febrol, Genapap, Genebs, Mapap, Panadol Pharmacologic … Read more