Famotidine Pepcid Pepcid AC Maximum Strength Pepcid AC 20 mg IV

Q 12 h. 20 to 40 mg PO qhs, or 20 mg PO bid. Generic Trade Tabs 10 mg (OTC, Pepcid AC Acid Controller), 20 mg (Rx and OTC, Maximum Strength Pepcid AC) 40 mg. Rx Trade only Susp 40 mg 5 mL. > LK 2B NIZATIDINE (Axid, Ax id AR) 150 to 300 mg PO qhs, or 150 mg PO bid. OTC Trade only (Axid AR) Tabs 75 mg. Rx Trade only Oral soln 15 mg mL (120, 480 mL). Rx Generic Trade Caps 150, 300 mg. > K 2B PEPCID COMPLETE (famotidine + calcium carbonate + magnesium hydroxide) Treatment of heartburn 1 tab PO...

Colony Stimulating Factors

DARBEPOETIN (Aranesp, NESP) Anemia of chronic renal failure 0.45 mcg kg IV SC once a week, or 0.75 mcg kg q 2 weeks in some nondialysis patients. Cancer chemo anemia 2.25 mcg kg SC weekly, or 500 mcg SC every 3 weeks. Adjust dose based on Hb. Trade only All forms are available with or without albumin. Single-dose vials 25, 40, 60, 100, 200, 300, 500 mcg 1 mL, and 150 mcg 0.75 mL. Single-dose prefilled syringes or autoinjectors 25 mcg 0.42 mL, 40 mcg 0.4 mL, 60 mcg 0.3 mL, 100 mcg 0.5 mL, 150...

Info

LEVOCARNITINE (Camitoi) 10 to 20 mg kg IV at each dialysis session. Generic Trade Tabs 330 mg, Oral soln 1 g 10 mL. > KL 2B OMEGA-3FATTY ACID Marine Lipid Concentrate, MAX EPA, SuperEPA 1200) Hypertriglyceridemia Lovaza 4 caps PO daily or divided bid 2 to 4 g ePa + DHA content daily. Lovaza is only FDA approved fish oil, previously known as Omacor. Marine Lipid Concentrate, Super EPA 1200 mg cap contains EPA 360 mg + DHA 240 mg, daily dose is equivalent to 4 to 8 caps. Trade only (Lovaza) 1 g...

Donnatal phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine scopolamine 1 to

2 tabs caps or 5 to 10 mL PO tid to qid. 1 extended-release tab PO q 8 to 12 h. Trade only Phenobarbital 16.2 mg + hyoscyamine 0.1 mg + atropine 0.02 mg + scopolamine 6.5 mcg in each tab or 5 mL. Extended-release tab 48.6 + 0.3111 + 0.0582 + 0.0195 mg. > LK 2C - GI COCKTAIL (green goddess) Acute GI upset Mixture of Maalox Mylanta 30 mL + viscous lidocaine (2 ) 10 mL + Donnatal 10 mL administered PO in a single dose. > LK 2See individual > See individual HYOSCINE (tBuscopan) Canada GI or...

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SOLAG (mequinol + tretinoin) (*Solage) Apply to solar lentigines bid. Trade only Soln 30 mL (mequinol 2 + tretinoin 0.01 ). Not absorbed 2X SYNERA (tetracaine + lidocaine topical ) Apply 20 to 30 min prior to superficial dermatological procedure. Trade only Topical patch (lidocaine 70 mg + tetracaine 70 mg. Minimal absorption 2B TRI-LUMA (fluocinolone + hydroquinone + tretinoin) Melasma of the face apply qhs for 4 to 8 weeks. Trade only Cream 30 g (fluocinolone 0.01 + hydroquinone 4 + tretinoin...

Toxicology

TARASCON POCKET PHARMACOPOEIA EDITORIAL STAFF* EDITOR IN CHIEF Richard J Hamilton, MD, FAAEM,FACMT, Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA ASSOCIATE EDITORS Adrienne Z. Ables, PharmD, Associate Professor, Spartanburg Family Medicine Residency Program, Spartanburg, SC Jill E. Allen, PharmD, BCPS, Drug Information Consultant, Salt Lake City, UT Kimberly K. Birtcher, MS, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, Clinical Associate Professor,...

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Chloral hydrate 144b chlorambucil 128b chloramphenicol 33b chlordiazepoxide Gastroenterology Chlordrine SR 85m chlorhexidine gluco- Chloromycetin 33b chlorophyllin copper chlorpheniramine 84t chlorpromazine t top of page m middle of page b bottom of page D,PDA see page 157 cholesterol absorption i n hibitor 43b cholestyramine 42m choline magnesium t top of page m middle of page b bottom of page D,PDA see page 157 Clarinex-D12hour D C 3flflfi--D24-h 85m Claritin-D 12 h 85t Claritin-D 24 h 85t...

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HDL high density lipoprotein. TG triglycerides. Adapted from NCEP JAMA 2001 285 2486 and prescribing information. 2. Cholestyramine (4-16 g), colestipol (5-20 g), colesevelam (2.6-3.8 g). 3. Ezetimibe (10 mg). When added to statin therapy, will I LDL 25 , HDL 3 , I TG 14 in addition to statin effects. 4. Fenofibrate (145-200 mg), gemfibrozil (600 mg BID). 5. Advicor (20 1000-40 2000 mg). 6. Extended release nicotinic acid (Niaspan 1-2 g), immediate release...

Pulmonary

ALBUTEROL (AccuNeb, Ventolin HFA, Proventil HFA, ProAir HFA, VoSpire ER, Airomir, Asmavent, salbutamol) MDI 2 puffs q 4 to 6 h prn. 0.5 mL of 0.5 soln (2.5 mg) nebulized tid to qid. One 3 mL unit dose (0.083 ) nebulized tid to qid. Caps for inhalation 200 to 400 mcg q 4 to 6 h. 2 to 4 mg PO tid to qid or extended-release 4 to 8 mg PO q 12 h up to 16 mg PO q 12 h. Peds 0.1 to 0.2 mg kg dose PO tid up to 4 mg tid for age 2 to 5 yo, 2 to 4 mg or extended-release 4 mg PO q 12 h for age 6 to 12 yo....

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T top of page m middle of page b bottom of page D,PDA see page 157 Erythrocin IV. Erythromid erythromycin. erythromycin base estradiol acetate vaginal ring 122t t top of page m middle of page b bottom of page D,PDA see page 157 estradiol transdermal patch 122b estradiol transdermal spray 122b estrogens conjugated , 125t estrogens synthetic conjugated A 123m estrogens synthetic conjugated B 123m estrogen vaginal ethinyl estradiol Dermatology 58b ethinyl estradiol transdermal 122t ethinyl...

Po

Approximate equiaiialgesic doses as adapted from the 2003 American Pain Society (www.ampainsoc.org) guidelines and the 1992 AHCPR guidelines. Not available n a. See drug entries themselves for starting doses. Many recommend initially using lower than equivalent doses when switching between different opioids. IV doses should be titrated slowly with appropriate monitoring. All PO dosing is with immediate-release preparations. Individualize all dosing, especially in the elderly, children, and in...

Ginsengasian Panax ginseng Ginsana G115 Korean red ginseng

Promoted to improve vitality and well-being 200 mg PO daily. Ginsana 2 caps PO daily or 1 cap PO bid. Ginsana Sport 1 cap PO daily. Preliminary evidence of efficacy for erectile dysfunction. Efficacy unclear for improving physical or psychomotor performance, diabetes, herpes simplex infections, cognitive or immune function. American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists and North American Menopause Society recommend against use for postmenopausal hot flashes. Not by prescription. 2- - GINSENG...

Urology

ALFUZOSIN UroXatral, Xatral 10 mg PO daily after a meal. Trade only Extended-release tab 10 mg. gt KL 2B - DUTASTERIDE Avodart 0.5 mg PO daily. Trade only Caps 0.5 mg. L 2X - FINASTERIDE Proscar, Propecia Proscar 5 mg PO daily alone or in combination with doxazosin to reduce the risk of symptomatic progression of BPH. Androgenetic alopecia in men Propecia 1 mg PO daily. Generic Trade Tabs 1 mg Propecia , 5 mg Proscar . gt L 2X - TAMSULOSIN Flomax 0.4 mg PO daily, 30 min after a meal. Maximum...

Ophthalmology

NOTE Most eye medications can be administered 1 gtt at a time despite common manufacturer recommendations of 1 to 2 gtts concurrently. Even a single drop is typically more than the eye can hold, and thus a 2nd drop is wasteful and increases the possibility of systemic toxicity. If more medication is desired separate single drops by at least 5 min. Antiallergy Decongestants amp Combinations NAPHAZOLINE Albalon, AllClear. AK-Con, Naphcon, Clear Eyes 1 to 2 gtts qid for up to 3 days. OTC Generic...

Neurology

Alzheimer's Disease Cholinesterase Inhibitors DONEPEZIL Aricept Start 5 mg PO qhs. May increase to 10 mg PO qhs in 4 to 6 weeks. For severe disease MMSE 10 or less , the recommended dose is 10 mg day. Generic Trade Tabs 5, 10 mg. Trade only Orally disintegrating tabs 5, 10 mg. gt LK 2C GALANTAMINE Razadyne, Razadyne ER, Reminyl Extended-release Start 8 mg PO qam with food increase to 16 mg qam after 4 weeks. May increase to 24 mg qam after another 4 weeks. Immediate-release Start 4 mg PO bid...