Drug Study: (PLASIL)

Brand Name: PLASIL

CLASSIFICATIONS

Therapeutic:
Antiemetics

ACTIONS
Physiologic Mechanism

• Decreased nausea and vomiting.

• Decreased symptoms of gastric stasis.

Pharmacologic Mechanism

• Blocks dopamine receptors in chemoreceptor trigger zone of the CNS.

• Stimulates motility of the upper GI tract and accelerates gastric emptying.

INDICATION
• Management of esophageal reflux

• Treatment and prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting

NURSING CONSIDERATIONS
• Assess patient for nausea, vomiting, abdominal distention, and bowel sounds before and after administration.

• May cause drowsiness.

• Advise patient to avoid concurrent use of alcohol and other CNS depressant while taking this medication.

• Advise patient to notify health care professional immediately if involuntary movement of eyes, face or limbs occurs.


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