In this article, you'll learn about six new drugs, including: • clevidipine, an I.V. antihypertensive for use when oral medication isn't feasible • romiplostim and eltrombopag olamine, new agents for chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura • C1 inhibitor (human) for hereditary angioedema. Unless otherwise specified, the information in the following summaries applies to adults, not children. Consult the package insert for information about each drug's safety during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Also consult a pharmacist, the package insert, or a comprehensive drug reference for more details on precautions, drug interactions, and adverse reactions* for all these drugs.
Daniel A. Hussar, PhD, Remington Professor of Pharmacy, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Pa.
The author has disclosed that he has no significant relationship with or financial interest in any commercial companies that pertain to this educational activity.
Reprinted with permission from Nursing 2009. June 2009:33–39.
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