-Ranitidine (Zantac) 50 mg IV q8h or 150 mg PO bid -Omeprazole (Prilosec) 20 mg PO bid or qhs. -Docusate sodium (Colace) 100 mg PO qhs -Bisacodyl (Dulcolax) 10-15 mg PO qhs or 10 mg PR prn. -Acetaminophen (Tylenol) 650 mg PO/PR q4-6h prn temp >38°C or headache.
11. Extras: CXR, ECG, CT without contrast or MRI with gadolinium contrast; carotid duplex scan; echocardiogram, 24-hour Holter monitor; swallowing studies. Physical therapy consult for range of motion exercises; neurology, rehabilitation medicine consults.
12. Labs: CBC, glucose, SMA 7&12, fasting lipid profile, VDRL, ESR; drug levels, INR/PTT, UA. Lupus anticoagulant, anticardiolipin antibody.
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