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A health care professional obtaining a patient's health history discovers that the patient is taking loratadine (Claritin), an over the counter drug. Which of the following information about over the counter drugs is correct? (select all that apply) They do no require supervision of a health care professional. They can interact with other drugs. They should be included in a drug assessment. A health care professional is talking about drugs that have a small margin of safety to a patient who is taking phenytoin (Dilantin). The health care professional should include which of the following information? (select all that apply) Periodic laboratory tests are essential to measure serum drug levels. Monitoring for indications of toxicity is important. Taking the smallest effective dose is crucial. A health care professional is obtaining a patients health history. The patient states that he has no allergies but developed mild itching while taking amoxicillin (Amoxil). Which of the following information should the health care professional explain to the patient? Itching can indicate a hypersensitivity to amoxicillin A health care professional administers 2 units of Regular insulin (Humulin R) to a patient subcutaneous injection at 0700. The package insert included with the Regular insulin bottle states that the onset of action is 30 to 60 minutes, the peak effect is is 1 to 5 hours, and the duration of action is 6 to 10 hours. A health care professional should advise the patient to expect the lowest blood glucose level at which of the following times? 0900 A health care professional is caring for a patient who is hospitalized with chest pain. Patient instruction about drugs and discharge planing should begin As soon as possible A health care professional is preparing to explain how to take care of a new colostomy to a patient. The
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