Amphotericin B is only used for life-threatening fungal infections, because the side effects will "terrorize" your body.
These side effects include: hepatotoxicity, nephrotoxicity, and bone marrow suppression.
Acyclovir and Ganciclovir are antiviral medications. Both medications have a key side effect of nephrotoxicity. Ganciclovir can also cause bone marrow suppression (anemia, neutropenia, thrombocytopenia).
Mastectomy Care and Patient Teaching:
Nursing Care: Do not administer injections, obtain blood, or take BP in the affected arm.
Patient Teaching: Wear sling when ambulating, wear loose clothing, perform arm/hand exercises to prevent edema and increase ROM.
HINT: Dr. Lou lied to me about the side effects of this medication, which include: hot flashes, gynecomastia, decreased libido.
HINT: Vin = wine in French. If you drink too much wine, you won't feel your arms/legs (like having neuropathy!).
Tamoxifen is a medication used to treat breast cancer. It works by competing with estrogen for binding sites in breasts.
HINT: Tammy is a foxy lady with breast cancer.
- Do not use alcohol based mouthwash!
- Use a soft toothbrush.
- Avoid acidic, spicy, dry, or crunchy foods.
- Cut food is smaller bites.
- Use a straw.
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