A registered nurse is preparing three hypothalamic and pituitary medications for assigned patients. The registered nurse is looking up key information about leuprolide (Lupron), somatropin (Nutropin, Saizen, Humatrope, Zorbtive), and desmopressin. (Chapter 35-Learning Objectives 2, 4, and 5)

Discussion Questions

a. What are the indications for the use of somatropin (Nutropin, Saizen, Humatrope, Zorbtive)?

b. What are the most common adverse reactions for leuprolide (Lupron)?

c. What are the therapeutic actions for desmopressin?

d. What are the key nursing implementation considerations for patients receiving growth hormones?

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