Post Edited (CrohnieToo) : 10/27/2007 10:11:59 AM (GMT-6)
I have to jump in here, whoaaaaa Crohnie, the dummy vein would be an anticube and a big 14 jelco would be my choice to use. :)
Darvocet is in a class of drugs called narcotic analgesics. It works by changing the way the body feels pain.
Vicodin is a very potent and addicting narcotic and people build up a tolerance so they use more...........it is a very popular street drug as well.
Toradol (Ketorolac) is usually given first as an injection, and then as an oral medicine. Toradol injection is given through a needle into a muscle or a vein. The Toradol tablet should be taken with a full glass of water. Toradol is normally given for 5 days or less, including both the injection and oral forms combined.
Toradol is indeed a NSAID. Do not use any other over-the-counter cold, allergy, or pain medication without first asking your doctor or pharmacist. Many medicines available over the counter contain aspirin or other medicines similar to Toradol (such as ibuprofen, or naproxen).
This medicine can also increase your risk of serious effects on the stomach or intestines, including bleeding or perforation.
I would be hesitant if you have any bleeding with your disease and certainly would check with you GI or Family Physician if you have any concerns. Reference: PDR Pocket Guide 7th Edition, Brunner-Suddarth's Medical-Surgical Nursing 9th Edition
Post Edited (CrohnieToo) : 10/28/2007 9:59:36 AM (GMT-6)
I was just joking with yeah about the IV site, nurses have warped senses of humors............forgive me? I really did put most of my IV's in the antecubital veins as I had big trauma patients or people having major heart attacks so I had to make sure I had a large vein.
I know a lot of people use the thumb and your right medications come with intructions on how to dilute to give IV. Obviously your nurse was not aware of the procedure re diluting.
I also agree that NSAIDS should not be used for more than 5 days and I think I did post that. :)
My husband has the arthritis with his Crohn's and uses the NSAIDS under close physician supervision. We have been fortunate that he has done as well between surgeries as he has and I am grateful for that
We also are prepared as he has an area in the ileum that is narrowed to the size of a pencil and he has always had active Crohn's so we know that the disease is there.
This forum is outstanding and each of you contribute so much, I read here often as it is a topic I live with.
Hugs to all