medications for fibromyalgia: Pregabalin, Minacipipran, Duloxetine, Amitriptyline, Sertraline
Action: decrease pain
SE: dizziness, drowsiness, weight gain, altered vision
Considerations/teaching: w/out food, do not stop taking suddenly, do not crush or chew. Avoid alcohol
Know how medication effects pt. Seizure history?
Action: antidepressant effect
SE: dizziness, dry mouth, drowsiness, orthostatic hypotension, headache, increased appetite, weight gain, nausea, fatigue
Considerations/teaching: Rise slowly from lying to standing. Therapeutic effect make take 2-4 weeks. Photosensitivity may occur. Do not stop abruptly, avoid activities requiring alertness.
Action: produces antidepressant effect
SE: dry mouth, constipation, insomnia, dizziness, fatigue, diarrhea
Considerations/teaching: Therapeutic effect may take 1-4 weeks. Do not abruptly stop. Avoid task requiring alertness. Inform HCP of intended pregnancy. Monitor BP before administering.
Action: relives depression
SE: H/A, nausea, dry mouth, diarrhea, insomnia, fatigue, rash
Considerations/teaching: Take w/food if nausea occurs. Avoid activities requiring alertness. Inform HCP if pregnancy occurs