What is the Pharmacologic Class of Gabapentine (Neurontin)?
What are the Nursing Considerations of Gabapentine (Neurontin)?
May cause suicidal thoughts, confusion, depression, drowsiness, ataxia, facial edema, hypertension
Monitor pt closely for changes in behavior and depression
Assess seizure activity
Assess pain level
Patient should take medications exactly as prescribed
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