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Question 11 out of 1 pointsA nurse will monitor which of the following when assigned to a patient takingallopurinol for chronic gout who visits the clinic every 2 months?Response Feedback:The most common adverse effects of allopurinol include pruritus, maculopapular rash, nausea and vomiting, elevated liver function tests, and acute gout symptoms. Blood sugar levels, blood pressure, and body temperature are not associated with adverse effects of allopurinol.Question 21 out of 1 pointsA nurse is caring for a 61-year-old man who has had a severe attack of gout while in the hospital for food poisoning. The nurse administers colchicine intravenously in order toResponseFeedback:The patient is given colchicine intravenously to avoid aggravating hisgastrointestinal tract. Giving the drug intravenously may ensure quick distribution of the drug, but considering the patient's food poisoning, the main objective would be to avoid aggravating the gastrointestinal tract and symptoms that the patient already has. Giving the drug intravenously does not prevent infection, bleeding, or depressed bone marrow function.Question 31 out of 1 pointsA 34-year-old male patient is prescribed methimazole (MMI). The nurse will advise him to report which of the following immediately?ResponseFeedback:The nurse should ask the patient to report immediately if he notices decreased cardiac rate, intolerance to cold, or weight gain. These areindications of hypothyroidism resulting from antithyroid therapy, andif the medication is continued unchanged, insidious goitrogenic hypothyroidism may occur. Vertigo, drowsiness, loss of appetite, and epigastric distress are possible adverse effects of the therapy but would not present an immediate risk to the patient's health.Question 41 out of 1 pointsA nurse is instructing a patient who was recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis about dantrolene (Dantrium). The patient is a 38-year-old-male and the foreman for a construction company. In order to minimize one important adverse effect of the drug, the nurse will give the patient which of the following instructions?
ResponseFeedback:The nurse will need to caution the patient about the adverse effect ofphotosensitivity, especially considering his work.He should be advised to wear protective clothing and sunglasses and to use sunscreen whenever he is outside on the job site. A complete blood cell count should be done before therapy begins but would not be needed again unless indicated. A nurse must check with the prescriber before advising a patient to decrease a drug dosage. A diet high in protein is not necessary with this drug.Question 51 out of 1 pointsA 65-year-old woman has an advanced form of rheumatoid arthritis. Her treatment includes a regular dosage of methotrexate. The nurse will advise her to take which of the following vitamin supplements while taking the drug?