What advice would you give her Valproate is a known teratogen but may be taken

What advice would you give her valproate is a known

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Cynthia is taking valproate (Depakote) for seizures and would like to get pregnant. What advice would you give her? Valproate is a known teratogen but may be taken after the first trimester if necessary. Levetiracetam has known drug interactions with: D. Few, if any, drugs A nineteen-year-old male was started on risperidone. Monitoring for risperidone includes observing for common side effects, including: Bradykinesia, akathisia, and agitation Sarah, a forty-two-year-old female, requests a prescription for an anorexiant to treat her obesity. A trial of phentermine is prescribed. Prescribing precautions include understanding that: Anorexiants may cause tolerance and should only be prescribed for six months. Prior to starting antidepressants, patients should have laboratory testing to rule out: Hypothyroidism Jack, eight years old, has attention deficit disorder (ADD) and is prescribed methylphenidate (Ritalin). He and his parents should be educated about the side effects of methylphenidate, which are: Insomnia and decreased appetite An appropriate drug for the treatment of depression with anxiety would be: Escitalopram (Lexapro) The tricyclic antidepressants should be prescribed cautiously in patients with: Heart disease Anticholinergic agents, such as benztropine (Cogentin), may be given with a phenothiazine to: Reduce the chance of tardive dyskinesia. Six-year-old Lucy has recently been started on ethosuximide (Zarontin) for seizures. She should be monitored for: A. Increased seizure activity, as this drug may auto-induce seizures B. Altered renal function, including renal failure C. Blood dyscrasias, which are uncommon but possible D. Central nervous system excitement, leading to insomnia Henry is eighty-two years old and takes two aspirin every morning to treat the arthritis pain in his back. He states that the aspirin helps him to “get going” each day. Lately, he has had some heartburn from the aspirin. After ruling out an acute GI bleed, what would be an appropriate course of treatment for Henry? Add an H2 blocker such as ranitidine to his therapy. Term Patients need to be questioned about all pain sites because _____.
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patients tend to report the most severe, or important, in their perception When prescribing any headache therapy, appropriate use of medications needs to be discussed to prevent medication-overuse headaches. The clinical characteristics of medication-overuse headaches include ________. headaches recurring when medication wears off Different areas of the brain are involved in specific aspects of pain. The reticular and limbic systems in the brain influence ______. the motivational aspects of pain Narcotics are exogenous opiates. They act by ______. attaching to receptors in the afferent neuron to inhibit the release of substance P Juanita presents to clinic with a complaint of headaches off and on for months. She reports she feels like someone is “squeezing” her head. She occasionally takes Tylenol for the pain but usually just “toughs it out.” Initial treatment for tension headache includes asking her to keep a headache diary and a prescription for ________.
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