6: F

F

Drug Class:

Antiviral

Drug Class:

Histamine H2-receptor antagonist

Indications and Dosages

Drug Class:

Xanthine oxidase inhibitor

Drug Class:

Anticonvulsant (carbamate derivative)

Indications and Dosages

Dental Considerations

Drug Class:

Calcium channel blocker

Dental Considerations

General:

• Monitor cardiac status; take vital signs at each appointment because of cardiovascular side effects. Consider a stress reduction protocol to prevent stress-induced angina during the dental appointment.

• After supine positioning, have patient sit upright for at least 2 min before standing to avoid orthostatic hypotension at dismissal.

• Place on frequent recall to monitor gingival condition.

• Limit use of sodium-containing products, such as saline IV fluids, for patients with a dietary salt restriction.

• Assess salivary flow as a factor in caries, periodontal disease, and candidiasis.

• Use vasoconstrictors with caution, in low doses and with careful aspiration. Avoid use of gingival retraction cord with epinephrine.

• Use precaution if sedation or general anesthesia is required; risk of hypotensive episode.

Drug Class:

Antihyperlipidemic

Drug Class:

Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory, propionic acid derivative

Dental Considerations

Jan 5, 2015 | Posted by in General Dentistry | Comments Off on 6: F
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