Metronidazole (Flagy) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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What is the Generic Name for Flagyl?

metronidazole

What is the Trade Name for metronidazole?

Flagyl

What are the Indications of Metronidazole (Flagy) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

intra-abdominal infections, gynecoligical infections, skin infections, bone and joint infections, CNS
infections, septicemia, endocarditis, amebic liver abscess, peptic ulcer disease

What are the Actions of Metronidazole (Flagy) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

Inhibits DNA and protein synthesis in bacteria, bactericidal

What is the Therapeutic Class of Metronidazole (Flagy) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

anti-infectives, antiprotozoals, antiulcer agents

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Metronidazole (Flagy) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

none

What are the Nursing Considerations of Metronidazole (Flagy) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

  • do not take with alcohol-disulfiram reaction
  • assess for infection before and during treatment
  • obtain cultures before therapy
  • monitor neurologic status: parasthesia, weakness, ataxia, or seizures
  • monitor intake and output, daily weights
  • may alter liver enzyme tests

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