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Unformatted text preview: that she has always taken ibuprofen for headaches, but
that ever since she had the transplant and started cyclosporine therapy,
the nurses will not let her take ibuprofen. She wants you to tell her why
she cannot have ibuprofen or her favorite drink, pink grapefruit juice.
How should you respond?
iibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory and so is cyclosporine. Your response
would be to try some tylenol. She cant have grape fruit juice because
you cant drink that with cyclosporine Critical Thinking
1. A patient has had a renal transplant 6 months
patient ago and is taking cyclosporine daily. Name
three precautions that the nurse should know
when caring for this patient.
when 1. Infection, grape fruit juice, NSEDS (?), daily levels 2. Mrs. S. is taking cyclosporine to prevent organ
Mrs. rejection after her transplant. Why is
cyclosporine useful in preventing solid organ
transplant rejection? What are the patient
instructions for this medication?
instructions 1. It suppresses the immune system Antihistamines
Histamine Found in specialized cells Important role in: – Allergic reaction
– Regulation of gastric acid secretion Distribution
– Present in practically all tissues
– Especially high in skin, lungs, and GI tract
– Low content in plasma Synthesis/storage
– Mast cells and basophils
– Produced by neurons Release
– Nonallergic H1 Receptors
– Skin of the face and upper body
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