Indomethacin (Indocin) Nursing Considerations

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Generic Name

indomethacin

Trade Name

Indocin

Indication

Inflammatory disorders when patients do not respond to other medications

Action

Decreases pain and inflammation by inhibiting prostaglandin synthesis

Therapeutic Class

antirheumatics, ductus arteriosus patency adjuncts (IV only), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

Pharmacologic Class

none

Nursing Considerations

• monitor for hepatitis and GI bleeding
• monitor for dizziness, drowsiness, and headache
• assess for anaphylactic reaction
• aspirin may decrease effectiveness
• monitor renal labs
• shake suspension before administration
• patient should wear sunscreen and protective clothing to protect against photosensitivity

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Okay guys, let’s take a look at, ethin also known as Esen. This is an injectable medication, as you can see here, but it also comes in other forms like oral form topical form. Remember the therapeutic class of a drug is how the drug works in the body. While the pharmacologic class is the chemical effect of the drug. The therapeutic class of ethin is an anti Matic. It’s also a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agent or NSAID, and also in the IV form. It is a ductus Arteri patency adjunct. The pharmacological class of ethin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agent. 

So ethin works by decreasing pain and inflammation by inhibiting prostaglandin synthesis ethin is actually indicated for inflammatory disorders when the patient hasn’t responded to other medications. So some side effects that we see with ethin are dizziness, drowsiness, and even headache. So the nursing considerations for endo include monitoring the patient for GI bleeding for hepatitis. And you’re also going to want to monitor their renal labs, assess the patient for signs of an anaphylactic reaction and before administering endeth, if it’s in the suspension form sure. To shake before administration teach the patient that endeth can cause photo sensitivity. So they should definitely wear sunscreen and protective clothing to protect against photo sensitivity in the Methin GU has also been shown to be a successful medication medication for the treatment of gout, especially in acute flare ups, that’s it for endeth or Inn now go out and be your best self today and as always happy nursing.

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