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Tetracycline (Doxycycline) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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What is the Generic Name for Doxycycline?

tetracycline

What is the Trade Name for tetracycline?

Doxycycline

What are the Indications of Tetracycline (Doxycycline) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

treatment of infection, gonorrhea and syphilis with penicillin allergy, chronic bronchitis

What are the Actions of Tetracycline (Doxycycline) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

bacteriostatic by inhibiting protein synthesis

What is the Therapeutic Class of Tetracycline (Doxycycline) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

anti-infectives

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Tetracycline (Doxycycline) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

Tetracyclines

What are the Nursing Considerations of Tetracycline (Doxycycline) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

  • use caution with liver impairment
  • may cause pseudomembranous colitis, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, photosensitivity, rash
  • may increase effects of warfarin
  • assess for infection
  • obtain culture prior to initiating therapy
  • monitor renal and liver labs
  • instruct patient to complete entire dose

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