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Pediatric Drug Ref 2002 Edition (Current Clinical Strategies) Paperback – March 12, 2001

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Individual Drug Preparations Name Category Dosage Forms Dosage and Comments Abacavir (ABC, Ziagen) Antiretroviral, Nucleoside Analog Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor Soln per mL: 20 mg [240 mL] Tab: 300 mg ³3 months: 8 mg/kg/day PO bid (max 600 mg/day) Always use in combination with other antiretroviral agents. Fatal hypersensitivity reactions may occur; discontinue therapy immediately if reaction occurs. Symptoms may include skin rash, edema, lethargy, malaise, GI distress.

Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Analgesic, Antipyretic Cap: 325, 500 mg Cap sprinkle: 80, 160 mg Cplt: 160, 325, 500 mg Cplt ER: 650 mg Drops per mL: 100 mg Elixir per 5 mL: 80, 120, 160 mg Soln per 15 mL: 500 mg Supp: 80, 120, 300, 325, 650 mg Susp per mL: 100 mg Tab: 160, 325, 500, 650 mg Tab chew: 80, 120, 160 mg Tab ER: 650 mg 10-20 mg/kg/dose PO/PR q4-6h prn Max 80 mg/kg/day or 4 gm/day (whichever is smaller). Max adult dose 1000 mg. Overdose may result in hepatotoxicity unless treated with N-Acetylcysteine. Acetylcysteine (Mucomyst) Antidote to Acetaminophen Soln, 10%: 4, 10, 30 mL Soln, 20%: 4, 10, 30, 100 mL Acetaminophen Overdose: 140 mg/kg PO/NG x 1 dose, followed by 70 mg/kg PO/NG q4h x 17 doses; repeat dose if emesis occurs within 1 hr of administration. Dilute solution to 5% with orange juice or carbonated beverage for oral administration. 10% soln = 100 mg/mL; 20% soln = 200 mg/mL. 7 Acyclovir (Zovirax) Antiviral Cap: 200 mg Inj: 500 mg, 1 gm

Oint: 5% [3, 15 gm] Susp: 200 mg/5 mL Tab: 400, 800 mg Herpes zoster (immunocompromised): 500 mg/m2/dose PO 4-5 times daily or 1500 mg/m2/day IV q8h Herpes zoster (immunocompetent): 80 mg/kg/day PO 5 times daily (max 4000 mg/day) or 30 mg/kg/day IV q8h Varicella zoster (chicken pox): 80 mg/kg/day PO qid x 5 days (max 3200 mg/day) Mucocutaneous HSV infection: 750 mg/m2/day IV q8h or 15 mg/kg/day IV q8h x 7 days. Genital herpes or HSV (immunocompromised): 80 mg/kg/day PO 3-5 times daily (max 1000 mg/day) Infuse each IV dose over 1 hour. Adjust in renal impairment. Patients should be well hydrated to avoid urolithiasis. Topical: Apply to affected area q3h while awake for 7 days. Adenosine (Adenocard) Antiarrhythmic Inj: 3 mg/mL [2, 5 mL] Supraventricular tachycardia: 0.1 mg/kg (max 6 mg) rapid IV push over 1-2 seconds; if not effective within 1-2 minutes, may repeat twice with 0.2 mg/kg (max 12 mg) rapid IV push. Follow each dose with normal saline flush.

Administration of doses <0.6 mg requires dilution. Albumin, human (Albuminar, Albumisol) Plasma Volume Expander Inj: 5% [50, 250, 500, 1000 mL], 25% [20, 50, 100 mL] Hypoproteinemia: 0.5-1 gm/kg/dose IV infused over 2-4h; may repeat q1-2 days; (25% concentration preferred, consider giving furosemide afterwards) Hypovolemia: 0.5-1 gm/kg/dose IV infused over 10-60 minutes (5% concentration preferred, dose equals 10-20 mL/kg) Contains sodium 130-160 mEq per liter.


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Product Details

  • Series: Current Clinical Strategies
  • Paperback: 88 pages
  • Publisher: Current Clinical Strategies Publishing (March 12, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1929622082
  • ISBN-13: 978-1929622085
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 3.2 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,960,266 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 30, 2002
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Just started a Pediatric rotation. FNP program at MCV. Have used this book lots would recommend it to anyone dealing with pediatrics
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