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Glossary of Drug Class- Weight Control

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Weight control agents are used in the management of ____ obesity as part of a regimen including a reduced-calorie diet. They are esp useful in the presence of other risk factors including
_____, ____ or _____.
exogenous

hypertension
diabetes
dyslipidemias
Phentermine and sibutraminen are anorexiants that are designed to decrease appetite via their action in the _____.
CNS
____ is a lipase inhibitor that decreases absorption of dietary fat.
orlistat
Contraindications?
None of these agents should be used during pregnancy or lactation.
okay
Contraindications?
Phentermine and sibutramine should not be used in patients with ____ or _____ disease, uncontrolled _____, known CHF, or cardiovascular disease.
hepatic
renal
hypertension
Contraindications?
Orlistat should not be used in patients with chronic ____.
malabsorption
Precautions?
Phentermine and sibutramine should be used cautiously in patients with a history of ____, narrow-angle ____, and in geriatric patients.
seizures
glaucoma
Interactions?
Phentermine and sibutramine may have additive, adverse effects with? (4)
CNS stimulants
some vascular headache
suppressants
MAO inhibitors
some opioids (concurrent use
should be avoided)
Orlistat reduces absorption of some ____-____ vitamins and _____-____.
fat-soluble
beta-carotene
ASSESSMENT:
Monitor ____ and dietary intake prior to and periodically during therapy. Adjust concurrent medications (name 3) as needed.
weight

antihypertensives
antidiabetics
lipid-lowering agents
Potential Nursing Diagnosis?
Body image, _____
disturbed
Potential Nursing Diagnosis?
Nutrition, imbalanced: (phrase)
more than body requirements
Potential Nursing Diagnosis?
Knowledge, deficient, related to ___ ____.
medication regimen
Advise patient that regular physical activity, approved by hcp, should be used in conjunction with medication and diet.
okay
Evaluation
Clinical response to therapy can be evaluaated by? (phrase)
Slow, consistent weight loss when combined with a reduced-calorie diet.
Name 3 weight control agents?
orlistat
phentermine
sibutramine

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