DRUG CHALLENGE: You routinely administer combination drugs…

October 2004 
Volume 34  Number 10
Pages 74 - 74
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    But do you know what's in them? To find out, match each combination of ingredients in Section II with its correct name in Section I.


    ____1. Nucofed (Monarch Pharmaceuticals)

    ____2. Combivir (GlaxoSmithKline)

    ____3. Aggrenox (Boehringer Ingelheim)

    ____4. Metaglip (Bristol-Myers Squibb)

    ____5. Lessina (Barr)


    a. lamivudine, 150 mg; zidovudine, 300 mg Prescribed to treat HIV infection, this combination contains the synthetic nucleoside analogues lamivudine and zidovudine. Taking it can cause the patient to develop neutropenia and severe anemia, so stress the importance of regular blood counts.

    b. glipizide, 2.5 mg, 5 mg; metformin, 250 mg, 500 mg Someone with type 2 diabetes may take this combination to improve glycemic control. Glipizide stimulates ...

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