Digoxin levels need to be monitored closely when the following medication is ….:
When educating patients who are starting on inhale corticosteroids, the provider should tell them that:
They need to get any live vaccines before starting the medication.
Inhaled corticosteroids need to be used daily during asthma exacerbations to be effective.
Patients should rinse their mouths out after using the inhaled corticosteroid to prevent thrush.
They can triple the dose number of inhalations of medication during colds to prevent needing systemic steroids.
Second-generation antihistamines such as loratadine (Claritin) are prescribe for seasonal allergies because they are:
More effective than first generation antihistamines
Less sedating than the first generation antihistamines