Analgesics and Anti-inflammatories in Physical Therapy
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Analgesics and Anti-inflammatories in Physical Therapy

Learn about the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and analgesics in managing pain associated with musculoskeletal conditions in physical therapy. Understand the potential adverse effects and considerations for exercise prescription. Explore the use of muscle relaxants in therapy.

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What potential side effects should physical therapists consider when designing exercise programs for patients taking antidepressants?

Orthostatic hypotension and fatigue

For patients taking antidiabetic medications, what should physical therapists monitor during therapy sessions?

Blood glucose levels

What is a common side effect of opioid analgesics that physical therapists should monitor in patients during exercise sessions?

Constipation

Which medication type is commonly prescribed to manage insomnia and sleep disturbances in older adults?

<p>Sedatives and hypnotics</p> Signup and view all the answers

What should physical therapists consider when scheduling therapy sessions for patients taking diuretics?

<p>Fluid balance and electrolyte levels</p> Signup and view all the answers

What potential adverse effects should physical therapists be aware of when patients are prescribed NSAIDs and analgesics for musculoskeletal pain?

<p>Gastrointestinal irritation, renal impairment, and increased bleeding risk</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which type of medications are prescribed to alleviate muscle spasms and stiffness?

<p>Muscle relaxants</p> Signup and view all the answers

What side effects should physical therapists monitor in patients taking muscle relaxants?

<p>Sedation, dizziness, and impaired balance</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which medications are commonly prescribed to prevent thromboembolic events in older adults with cardiovascular diseases?

<p>Anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary purpose of prescribing beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, and ACE inhibitors to older adults?

<p>Manage hypertension and heart failure</p> Signup and view all the answers

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