2. Describe common types of medication including their effects and potential side effects? Codeine: Codeine is used for pain relief, such as head-aches, the side effects can be light-headedness, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath, and sedation. Codeine can also cause allergic reactions, symptoms of which include constipation, abdominal pain, rash and itching. Addiction to these, irritation of the stomach, liver damage and sleep disturbances as some analgesics contain caffeine, if taken over a long period of time.
Potential side-effects - Addiction to these can happen if taken over a long period of time. Also, irritation of the stomach, liver damage and sleep disturbances as some analgesics contain caffeine. Strong painkillers can cause nausea and vomiting, drownsiness, confusion, constipation and dependence. Antibiotics e.g. amoxicillin - Antibiotics are used to treat infections caused by bacteria.
Patients who are very ill usually require intravenous (IV) antibiotics and admission to a hospital; they usually have a kidney infection (pyelonephritis) that may be spreading to the bloodstream. Other people may have a milder infection (cystitis) and may get well quickly with oral antibiotics. E. coli Enteritis E. coli enteritis is an inflammation of the small intestine, caused by infection with certain strains of E. coli bacteria. The diarrheal diseases caused by E. coli range from mild to life-threatening, depending on the specific type of E. coli bacteria involved. It is the most common cause of
Administer Medication to Individuals and Monitor the Effects In this unit I will be discussing the effects that medication administration can have on some individuals. I will be looking at the legislation around administration, the common types of medication and their uses aswell as the procedures and techniques for administering medication. The control of medicines in the United Kingdom is primarily through the Medicines Act (1968). Some other pieces of legislation or policies and procedures relating to the administration of medication include Care Standards Act 2000, CSCI medication guidance, Care Commission Medication Guidance (Scotland), the Misuse of Drugs Act and many more. The Medicines Act 1968 governs the control of medicines in the UK for human use and for veterinary use, which includes the manufacture and supply of medicines.
Some side effects can be worsening of asthma, shortness of breath, swelling of lips/tongue/throat, rapid heartbeat, low blood pressure, skin reaction, indigestion/heart burn and stomach or abdominal pains. Antihistamine is used to relieve symptoms of hay fever and skin allergies. The side effects could be sudden sign of an allergy, confusion, and rapid heartbeat. Ventolin inhaler is used to help relieve chest tightness, wheezing and coughing. The side effects can be sudden swelling of the mouth/throat/face/lips, itchy rash, feel faint or light headed.
Periodic chest infections can cause fever, dyspnea, coughing, production of purulent (cloudy and discolored) sputum and wheezing. (Wheezing is a high pitched noise produced in the lungs during exhalation when mucous, bronchospasm, or loss of lung elasticity obstructs airways.) Infections occur more frequently as bronchitis and bronchiectasis progress. Advanced COPD symptoms * In advanced COPD, patients may develop cyanosis (bluish discoloration of the lips and nail beds) due to a lack of oxygen in blood. * They also may develop morning headaches due to an inability to remove carbon dioxide from the
Physical effects of using bath salts include tachycardia, hypertension, euphoria, hallucinations, psychosis, paranoid delusions, agitation and diminished requirement for food and sleep. The psychosis can cause extreme violent, combative and self-injurious behavior. The most profound side effects from large overdoses include seizure, rhabdomyolysis and renal failure. The subjective effects of bath salts last approximately three to four hours, but the
These symptoms may come and go; different symptoms may appear at different times during the course of this disease. No two cases of Lupus are alike so people may experience different signs and symptoms. Here is a list of the most common symptoms of lupus for men and women; extreme fatigue, headaches, painful or swollen joints, fever, anemia, swelling, pain in the chest, sensitivity to sunlight, hair loss, and abnormal blood clotting. This disease affects the kidneys, lungs, central nervous system, blood vessels, blood, and the heart. By affecting the kidney, it may impair their ability to rid waste from their body.
You whole body may also have an affect while dealing with this disease you may feel nauseas or feeling full quicker. Discomfort in the upper abdomen Difficulty falling asleep, chest discomfort, sore throat, Choking sensation and bad breath are also very common symptoms of having
When MRSA infects skin, a swollen, red area develops, and it is usually painful. MRSA skin infections may develop pus or weep other fluids. If left untreated, a MRSA skin infection can go progressively deeper into the body, infecting blood and organs. Symptoms of MRSA infection can include chills, cough, chest pain, fever, fatigue, muscle aches, rashes, shortness of breath and a general feeling of malaise. The worst and final symptom of progressed MRSA infection is death Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/05/08/mrsa-antibiotic-resistant-bug-that-has-health-officials-worried/#ixzz2UnSQcGzS When MRSA infects skin, a swollen, red area develops, and it is usually painful.