Drug Rewetting Drops, Artificial Tears

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Clinical Medication Worksheet Karen Nielsen Generic Name Rewetting drops Peak Unknown Trade Name N/A Onset unknown Classification Artificial Tears/Ocular Lubricant Dose 1 gtt Route Each eye Time/frequency QID

Duration unknown

For IV meds, compatibility with IV drips and /or solutions: N/A Nursing Implications (what to focus on) Contraindications/warnings/interactions: Hypersensitivity, eye discomfort. Common side effects:

Why Med ordered: Dry eyes associated with Macular Degeneration. Mechanism of action and indications:

Photophobia, lid edema, temporarily blurred vision, eye Keep the eyes moist with isotonic solution and wetting discomfort. agents in the management of dry eyes due to lack of tears. Interactions with other patient drugs, OTC or Lab value alterations caused by medicine: herbal medicines (ask patient specifically): None noted. None noted Be sure to teach the patient the following about this medication: Wash hands before administration. Avoid touching cap or tip of container to eyes, fingers, or any surface. Lie down or tilt head back and look at ceiling. Keep eyes closed 1-2 minutes. Roll eyeballs around in all directions with eyes closed. Nursing Process- Assessment (Pre-administration) Assess for signs of eye infection; (erythema, swelling, pain). Assessment Why would you hold or not give this med? Hypersensitivity, signs of infection. Evaluation Check after giving Relief of dry eyes.


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