10.06 Famotidine (Pepcid)
Short term treatment of active ulcer, GERD, treatment of heartburn, indigestion,
management of Zollinger Ellison syndrome, prevention of GI bleeding in critically
ill patients, management of symptoms associated with overuse of NSAIDs
Blocks action of histamine located in gastric parietal cells, inhibits gastric acid
Histamine H2 antagonist
• May cause arrhythmias, agranulocytosis, aplastic anemias
• Assess for abdominal pain and occult blood
• Monitor CBC
• Instruct pt to increase fluid and fiber intake to prevent constipation
Cornell Note-Taking System Instructions:
- Record: During the lecture, use the note-taking column to record the lecture using telegraphic sentences.
- Questions: As soon after class as possible, formulate questions based onthe notes in the right-hand column. Writing questions helps to clarifymeanings, reveal relationships, establish continuity, and strengthenmemory. Also, the writing of questions sets up a perfect stage for exam-studying later.
- Recite: Cover the note-taking column with a sheet of paper. Then, looking at the questions or cue-words in the question and cue column only, say aloud, in your own words, the answers to the questions, facts, or ideas indicated by the cue-words.
- Reflect: Reflect on the material by asking yourself questions, for example: “What’s the significance of these facts? What principle are they based on? How can I apply them? How do they fit in with what I already know? What’s beyond them?
- Review: Spend at least ten minutes every week reviewing all your previous notes. If you do, you’ll retain a great deal for current use, as well as, for the exam.
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