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Pharmacological Basis (NUR 3192) Ch. 18 Chart Adrenergic Drugs

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Ch. 18 Chart Adrenergic Drugs

Nova Southeastern University

Pharmacological Basis For Nursing Interventions II (NUR 3192)

Adrenergic Receptors (aka. Sympathomimetics)
Receptor MOA/Response Indications Adverse Effects Nursing Considerations Patient Teaching
Alpha I
-Located in
postsynaptic
effector cells
-Vasoconstriction
+ CNS
Stimulation
-Uterine contraction
-Pupil Dilation
(mydriasis)
-Bladder Constriction
-Decrease GI motility
-GI sphincter
constriction
-Ejaculation
-Glycogenolysis
-TX of nasal congestion
(topical use)
-Relieve conjunctival
congestion
-Dx eye examination
-Open angle glaucoma
(reduce intraocular
pressure
-Headache, restlessness,
excitement, insomnia,
euphoria
-Palpitation, tachy,
HTN, chest pain,
dysrhythmias
-Loss of appetite, Dry
mouth, N/V, Taste
changes
-Contraindicated in pts w/
HTN
-Lab test interactions:
-Inc corticotropin levels
-Inc corticosteroids levels
-Increase glucose levels
-If overdose occurs,
manage respiratory +
cardiac symps
-Drug interactions:
-Other Adrenergic drugs
(reduces efficacy)
-Anesthetics (Inc risk for
cardiac dysrhythmias)
-MAOI’S (HTN crisis)
-Antihistamines (Increase
effects)
-Thyroid preparation
(Increase effects)

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