Medication

Lasix

  A diuretic medication given that helps patients pee. Called this because it “lasted six hours.”  

NAC

  N- Acetylcysteine, a drug used as an antidote to tylenol overdose.  

ACE

Full form/ Meaning: Angiotensin-converting enzyme   Definition: Angiotensin-converting enzyme is a membrane-bound and zinc-dependent enzyme involved in the renin-angiotensin system (RAS). It catalyzes the conversion of the hormone angiotensin I to angiotensin II which is an active vasoconstrictor. Thus, ACE has a great influence on blood pressure.   Usage in Sentence: “Something must be done […]

ACEI

Full form/Meaning: Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor   Definition: Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, a class of drugs that help decrease blood pressure. ACE inhibitors block the angiotensin converting enzyme and inhibit the conversion of angiotensin I to angiotensin II. Reduction in the levels of angiotensin II in the blood leads to decreased vasoconstriction thereby resulting to reduced blood […]

amox

Full form/Meaning: Amoxicillin   Definition: Amoxicillin is a penicillin antibiotic that fights bacteria. It is used to treat many different types of bacterial infections such as pneumonia, gonorrhea, bronchitis   and infections of the ear, nose, throat, skin, or urinary tract. Amoxicillin, an antibiotic. A common antibiotic given for infections like bites. “I prescribed him amox […]

Zpack

Azithromycin, an antibiotic. A common antibiotic given for sinus infections. “I prescribed him a Z pack for his URI.”

ASA

Full form/ Meaning: Acetylsalicyclic acid Definition: Acetylsalicyclic acid, commonly known as aspirin, is a common drug used to treat pain, fever and inflammation. It is estimated that 40,000 tonnes (50 to 120 billion pills) of ASA is being consumed each year as it remains one of the most widely used medications globally (Drugs.com, 2017).It is […]

D5

Dextrose

MOM

Milk of Magnesium

BID

Twice Daily. Take your medications BID.