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Gastrointestinal Pharmacology

In this session, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists are updated on the latest gastrointestinal drugs as well as their therapeutic uses and side effects.

Included in this talk is information on:

  • Drugs for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and Peptic Ulcer Disease (PUD): Nonpharmacologics, Antacids, Antacid+Alginic Acid, Histamine2-Receptor Antagonists, Proton-Pump Inhibitors, Mucosal Protectants, Prostglandins, Prokinetic Agents
  • Drugs for H. Pylori Eradication
  • Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis
  • Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding Considerations
  • Drugs for Constipation: Bulk Forming Laxatives, Osmotic Laxatives, Stimulant Laxatives, Stool Surfactant Agents, Opioid Receptor Antagonists
  • Drugs for Diarrhea: Opioid Agonists, Bile Salt-Binding Resins, Bismuth Compounds, Ocreotide
  • Drugs for Irritable Bowel Disease: Nonpharmacologics, Aminosalicylates, Corticoids, Immunomodulators, Anti-tumor Necrosis Factor Agents, Antibiotics, Nicotine, Adjunct Therapy
  • Drugs for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Lubiprostone, Linaclotide, Alosetron, Antidepressants, Antispasmodics
  • Drugs for Nausea/Vomiting: Antihistamine-Anticholinergic Agents, Phenothiazines, Butyrophenones, Corticosteroids, Metoclopramide, Selective Serotonin Antagonists, Cannabinoids, Benzodiazepines, Neurokinin-1 Receptor Antagonist, Trimethobenzamide