Pharm Fridays: When not to eat dirt!

This drug is more and more common for IV certified PCP’s. It has the ability to increase the thickness of bronchial secretions which makes this contraindicated for COPD patients. It may as well increase pressure in the eyes contraindicating this for glaucoma patients.

Tricyclic Antidepressants were initially synthesized with synthetic antihistimine’s which makes it apparent why an overdose of this brand of antidepressent would be contraindicated.

While this drug has antihistimine attributes, this isnt the drug of choice for a PCP to relieve a moderate allergic reaction.

Last weeks drug was: Sublinox (zolpidem tartrate)

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