Type
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Description

This medication cannot be taken with sildenafil nitroglycerine
Antiplatelet drug which prevents MI and CVA clopidogrel
Calcium channel blocker used commonly for a-fib, SVT diltiazem
Antidysrhythmic used for atrial and ventricular dysrhythmias that can cause lung damage amiodarone
Loop diuretic that is used for heart failure but can cause ototoxicity and hypokalemia furosemide
Used to lower cholesterol and LDL levels; raises HDL. Can cause myalgias, rhabdomyolysis, hepatotoxicity atorvastatin
Beta blocker used to treat arrhythmias, decrease myocardial oxygen demand. Can cause bronchoconstriction and block symptoms of hypoglycemia. Propranolol
ACE inhibitor used for hypertension but can cause persistent cough, angioedema. lisinopril
Monitored by aPTT heparin IV
Monitored by INR warfarin
Normal serum level is 0.5-2ng/ml digoxin
Used to convert and decrease rate of supraventricular tacchycardia adenosine
Anticoagulant used to treat DVT and PE Apixaban

Drug Classifications Crossword

Type
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Description

Haloperidol falls into this class of drugs. antipsychotic
This drug is an antihypertensive drug. sotalol
This class of drug causes a patient to urinate. diuretic
Used as an antidote to morphine. naloxone
Use as a first-line drug in emergency situations to bring back blood pressure. epinephrine
An antidiabetic drug that should be held before giving radiocontrast dye. metformin
This drug is an antiseizure medication. divalproex
One of the newer antihistamine drugs that is less sedating. loratidine
A parenteral drug that is used in patients with diabetes and comes in short-acting and long-acting forms. insulin
One of many drugs used to decrease blood lipids and cholesterol. fluvastatin
This drug contains antiseizure, antianxiety, and muscle relaxant actions. clonazepam
This class of drugs is very toxic and used to treat cancer. chemotherapy
The acronym used for nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. NSAID
This drug falls in the same class as dobutamine. milrinone
The class of drugs used to treat patients for claustrophobia and stimulate gamma-aminobutyric acid receptors in the brain. Antianxiety
The same answer as #12 Across. chemotherapy
Is considered an antihypertiensive drug. diltiazem
Used to treat a weak heart. digoxin
Used to treat cardiac dysrhythmias. lidocaine
This drug is used in cardiology as an antiplatelet. clopidogrel
An antihistamine drug that is commonly used for treating allergic reactions. diphenhydramine
An antiseizure medication that has a strong animal as the beginning of its name. oxcarbazine
This drug is a muscle relaxing agent that begins with bac–. baclofen
Used for seizures and begins with letter F. fosphenytoin
A drug and vitamin used for treating cholesterol problems. niacin

Common Infusions in the ICU Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Works on beta two receptors with moderate doses and alpha receptors with high doses Epinephrine
Results in vasoconstriction and mostly on alpha receptors Norephinephrine
Potential side effects include bradycardia Phenylephrine
Acts on V1 and V2 receptors Vasopressin
May cause tachycardia by primarily working on beta one receptors Dobutamine
Best choice of inotropes if the patient is on beta blockers Milrinone
Beta blockers that works on alpha one, beta one and beta two receptors Labetalol
Most common beta blocker that works mostly on beta one receptors Metoprolol
Causes venous vasodilation and arterial dilation at higher doses Nitroglycerine
Arterial vasodilator that could result in reflective tachycardia Hydralazine
Causes sedation and amnesia Midazolam
Non-amnestic sedation Propofol
Skeletal muscle relaxant Rocuronium
Used for the treatment of atrial fibrillation Amiodarone
Can be used to treat supra-ventricular arrhythmias Procainamide
Used to reverse bradycardias Atropine
Slows conduction in the AV node Adenosine

Medication Crossword; Nurs134

Type
Crossword
Description

non-opioid analgesic given for mild to moderate pain; should be limited to 4 grams daily according to the FDA Acetaminophen
inhibits production of uric acid; used to treat gout Allopurino
benzodiazepine; treats anxiety and panic disorders; Xanax Alprazolam
calcium channel blocker; antihypertensive; works by systemic vasodilation to decrease blood pressure; Norvasc Amlodipine
antibacterial; may be given for pneumonia, sinusitis, acute bronchitis, middle ear infection, urethritis, pertussis, etc; Zithromax Arithromycin
NSAID; low dose taken routinely is often recommended to prevent heart attack Aspirin
given to treat high cholesterol and prevent cardiovascular disease Atorvastatin
most frequently given by suppository; stimulant laxative Bisacodyl
opioid analgesic used for management of moderate to severe acute pain; binds to CNS opioid receptors to block perception of pain; Buprenex Buprenorphine
beta blocker; antihypertensive; lowers heart rate and blood pressure; Coreg Carvedilol
anti-infective; binds to cell wall membrane to cause cell death against susceptible bacteria; Rocephin Ceftriaxone
fat-soluble vitamin that promotes absorption of Ca and Phos Cholecalciferol
anti-infective; fluoroquinolones; broad spectrum; used against gram positive (MRSA) and gram negative (E-coli) pathogens Ciprofloxacin
antihypertensive; adrenergic; for management of mild to moderate HTN; inhibits vasoconstriction to reduce blood pressure; Catapres Clonidine
opioid analgesic; often combined with guaifenesin or promethazine for cough suppressant that affects parts of the brain to reduce urge to cough Codeine
long-acting insulin that stimulates peripheral glucose uptake by binding to insulin receptors; Levemir Detemir
sodium; stool softener Docusate
reduces size of prostate and decreases urinary symptoms of BPH Dutasteride
low molecular weight heparin; prevention of VTE, DVT, PE Enoxaparin
antidiabetic; promotes insulin secretion and glucose-lowering mechanisms; Byetta Exenatide
used to prevent acid reflux/GERD; short-term treatment of duodenal ulcers Famotidine
opioid analgesic; short half-life; often given by IV or patch; CNS depressant Fentanyl

Cardiovascular Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Heart Rate is measure in beats per minute
The top two chambers of the heart are called atria
How many chambers of the heart are there four
What is the name of a heart specialist Cardiologist
What procedure uses external electric shocks to restore a normal heart rhythm? Cardioversion
What does SVT stand for? Supraventricular tachycardia
Who performed the first succesful heart surgery? Daniel Williams
blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart arteries
blood vessels that carry blood from the body to the heart veins
vessels which enable the actual exchange of water and chemicals between the blood and the tissues capillaries
A doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of abnormal heart rhythms electrophysiologist
Medical Abbreviation for Wolf-Parkinson White Syndrome WPW

Cardiovascular Drugs Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

observe for extravasation dopamine
slows progression of heart failuer carvedilol
used as an antiarrhythmic amiodarone
off label use for stage fright propranolol
reduces intraocular pressure timolol
part of the core measures for MI metoprolol
if given with NSAIDS increases risk of GI bleed donepezil
common side effect of memantine ydrochloride dizziness
decreases secretions and used to increase heart rate in bradycardia atropine
decreases vomiting in motion sickness scopolamine
common side effect of ACE inhibitors cough
used for HTN in those who can not tolerate ACE inhibitors lorsartan
interacts with grapefruit juice to create toxic drug levels diltiazem
treats severe hypertension hydralazine
antidote that binds to the drug to correct toxicity digifab
increases cardiac contraction; short term treatment of heart failure milrinone
treats angina nitroglycerin
take 1 hour before or 4-6 hours after thiazide diruetics cholestyramine
adverse effects include rhabdomyolysis atorvastatin
water soluble vitamine niacin

Pharmacology Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Used to treat stable and variant angina Nitroglycerin
Reduce heart’s oxygen demand by decreasing heart rate Beta-Adrenergic Blockers
Used to treat atrial fibrillation and flutter and ventricular tachycardia Quinidine
Dilates vessels Vasodilators
Decrease formation of angiotensin II ACE Inhibitors
Work by increasing cell calcium concentration to enhance contractility of cardiac muscle Cardiac Glycosides
Works by increasing length of coagulation Heparin
Used on inpatient and outpatient basis for long-term anticoagulation Warfarin
Prevent platelets from binding together Antiplatelets
Used to prevent or treat excessive bleeding from surgical sites Thrombolytics
Stimulates water reabsorption from nephrons Vasopressin
Stimulates contraction of smooth muscle in the uterus Oxytocin
Controls the level of blood glucose Insulin
Treatment of mild to moderate type 2 diabetes Sulfonylureas
Often used to treat asthma in children Isoproterenol
Agents that widen the diameter of bronchial tubes Bronchodilators
Used to treat respiratory conditions such as nasal congestion Corticosteroids
Used to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women Calcitonin
Used to prevent and treat osteoporosis and to reduce risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women Raloxifene
Used to treat severe attacks of gout Uricosuric Agents

Cardiac Medications Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Decreases the clotting (coagulating) ability of the blood Anticoagulants
Keeps blood clots from forming by preventing blood platelets from sticking together Antiplatelet Agents
Expands blood vessels and decreases resistance by lowering levels of angiotensin II ACE Inhibitors
Prevents angiotensin II (chemical) from having any effects on the heart and blood vessels A II Receptor Blockers
An enzyme that breaks down natural substances in the body that open narrowed arteries Neprilysin Inhibitors
Decreases the heart rate and cardiac output, which lowers blood pressure and makes the heart beat more slowly and with less force Beta Blockers
Used as an IV drip for those patients experiencing a hypertensive crisis Alpha With Bet Blockers
Interrupts the movement of calcium into the cells of the heart and blood vessels C Channel Blocker
Some affect the liver, some work in the intestines and some interrupt the formation of cholesterol from circulating in the blood Cholesterol Lowering
Increases the force of the heart's contractions, which can be beneficial in heart failure and for irregular heartbeats Digitalis Prep
Causes the body to rid itself of excess fluids and sodium through urination Diuretics
Relaxes blood vessels and increases the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart while reducing its workload Vasodilators

Name that med... Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

This analgesic is used for a client with moderate to severe pain. About 5x stronger than morphine Hydromorphone
This medication is approved for epilepsy, but is often used for treatment of neuralgia and pain Gabapentin
This medication is used for chest pain. It can be given up to 3 times, can cause severe hypotension and headaches. Nitroglycerin
This medication is often used for treatment of GERD. The IV form of this medication needs to be pushed over 2 minutes. Pantoprazole
This medication is a corticosteroid used to treat inflammatory disease. Prolonged used of this drug can cause Cushing’s Syndrome Methylprednisolone
This synthetic hormone should be taken after rising in the morning and before eating. Need to monitor T3 and T4 levels. Levothyroxine
A client with c-diff is likely to receive the oral form of this medication. This medication is nephrotoxic, need to ensure through levels are drawn. Infuse this medication too fast and you’ll develop Red Man’s Syndrome. Vancomycin
This antibiotic is used to fight bacteria in the body and is commonly given for pneumonia. Do not take this medication if you are allergic to penicillin. Zosyn
This medication is used for renal and heart failure and needs to be pushed at a rate of 20mg/min, administer it too fast and develop tinnitus. This medication will cause hypokalemia and ototoxicity. Lasix
This is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic commonly used for pneumonia and other skin infections. Common side effects include tendonitis and photosensitivity Levofloxacin
This medication is a beta-blocker. Common side effects include bradycardia and hypotension. Need to hold medication is heart rate is less than 60 bpm or SBP less than 120 (usually). Metoprolol
This medication is used for hypertension. Common side effects include cough and angioedema. It is an ACE inhibitor. Lisinopril
This is an oral opioid narcotic used to treat moderate to severe pain. It can cause constipation. Oxycodone
This is a common oral anticoagulant used to prevent the formation of clots. Need to monitor PT and INR levels. It is commonly prescribed for individuals with atrial fibrillation. Normal INR levels are between 2-3. Warfarin
This is an anti-emetic medication used to control nausea. It will affect potassium level and has the potential to prolong QT intervals for some individuals, telemetry monitoring should be considered. Zofran
NSAID, low dose taken routinely to prevent heart attacks. Aspirin
Low molecular weight heparin used in the prevention of VTE, DVT and PE. Hint: it comes in a prefilled syringe. Enoxaparin
Need to monitor hepatic function while on this medication. The daily recommended dose is 4g. The antidote is Mucomyst. Acetaminophen
This is a bronchodilator that relaxes the muscles in the airways and increases air flow to the lungs. A common side effect is tachycardia. Albuterol

Fluid and Electrolytes Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Muscle Weakness, cramping, dysrhythmias, Flat/ Inverted T Waves HypoKalemia
Caused by: Renal Failure, Adrenal Insufficiency, Acidosis Hyperkalemia
Caused by: GI Loss, SIADH, Water Intoxication, NPO Status Hyponatremia
Loss of Fluids From the Cells and Tissue Fluid Volume Deficit
Seizures,Coma,Restlessness,Irritability, Muscle twitching to the point of weakness Hypernatremia
Chvostek's Sign, Trousseau's Sign, Tetany, Seizures,Fatigue Hypocalcemia
Lethargy,Decreased reflexes, confusion, Bone Pain, Fractures Hypercalcemia
Lethargy,drowsiness,Decreased Pulse/Bp,Muscle Weakness, Diminished DTR,N/V Hypermagnesium
Confusion,Tremors,Hyperactive DTR, Increased Pulse/BP, Insomnia,Muscle Cramps Hypomagnesium
CNS Depression, Muscle Weakness,Seizure, Osteomalacia Hypophosphatemia
Caused by : Renal Failure, Enemas containing Phosphorus, Chemotherapy Drugs HyperPhosphatemia
Same osmolarity as body fluid(NS 0.9 NaCl & lactated ringers) Isotonic
More Water than electrolytes(0.45% NaCl and D5W) Hypotonic
Initially expands and raises the osmolality in ECF( D5 1/2NS & D10W) Hypertonic
135-145 Sodium
3.5-5 Potassium
9.0-10.5 Calcium
Magnesium 1.3-2.1
Phosphorus 3.0-4.5

What's that drug? Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Antiplatelet, decreases aggregation and clot formation Aspirin
Vitamin K antagonist, INR needs monitoring Warfarin
Dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker, may cause oedema Amlodipine
Blocks conversion of angiotensin I to angiotensin II, commonly causes dry cough Ramipril
Beta-adrenoceptor blocker, relatively cardioselective Bisoprolol
Factor Xa inhibitor, given twice daily Apixaban
HMG-CoA-reductase inhibitor, first line for secondary prevention Atorvastatin
Opens potassium channels causing vasodilation, strips of 10 contain dessicate Nicorandil
Nitrate Vasodilator for angina, relaxes vascular smooth muscle Isosorbide
Loop diuretic acting on ascending loop of Henle Furosemide
Blocks ATP-mediated P2Y12 dependant platelet aggregation, alternative to clopidogrel post PCI Ticagrelor
Blocks binding of angiotensin II and prevents vasoconstriction Losartan
K+ sparing aldosterone antagonist used in heart failure Spironolactone
Thiazide diuretic, inhibits reabsorption of salt and water in distal concolated tubule bendroflumethiazide
Class III antiarrhythmic, inhibits k+ channels and votage gated Na+ channels Amiodarone
Increases intracellular calcium, negative chrontrophic effect slows heart rate Digoxin
Direct thrombin inhibitor, reversed by Praxbind Dabigatran