This week we’re going to review some Maternity and Newborn Meds – I know we’ve skipped around a bit with EKG’s last week but now we’re back on track. We’ll finish up Maternity this week and then start on Peds.
Review the plan here (also links to everything we’ve covered so far) – http://www.nclexreviewonline.com/posting-plan-for-nclex-topics/
This topic is covered nicely in Saunders.
Sixth edition – page 403
Seventh edition – page 393
Medications that are used to relax the uterus (stop contractions) and prevent preterm labor.
A list of medications – http://www.spensershope.org/Tocolytic%20Medications.htm
Side effects – https://www.openanesthesia.org/side_effects_of_tocolytics/
Magnesium Sulfate –
These are used to cause smooth muscle relaxation. It is used to stop preterm labor – also it can be used to prevent and control seizures in preeclamptic and eclamptic patients.
Drug label (good info) – http://davisplus.fadavis.com/3976/meddeck/pdf/magnesiumsulfateivparenteral.pdf