Assessing the blood concentration of the drug and the drugs potential adverse

Assessing the blood concentration of the drug and the

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determine when breast-feeding can begin again. Assessing the blood concentration of the drug and the drug's potential adverse effects helps to determine the safest drug possible. Question 38 1 out of 1 points A male patient is taking finasteride for BPH. Which of the following will the nurse evaluate at each clinic visit? Response Feedback: It is important to assess the patient's urinary patterns in order to gauge a therapeutic effect. Changes in serum cholesterol levels, bone growth, and hemoglobin levels are not associated with finasteride therapy. Question 39 1 out of 1 points A 73-year-old woman has osteoporosis and is prescribed alendronate. She takes calcium and vitamin D supplements, drinks lots of water, and has just quit smoking. The nurse should advise the patient to also Response Feedback: The patient should be encouraged to exercise and lift light weights as often as she can to increase bone density. It is also important to have adequate amounts of vitamin C in her diet, but it would not be directly related to this therapy. Drinking at
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least 6 to 8 oz of milk daily is a good idea, but she is already taking a calcium and vitamin D supplement. There is no identified adverse relationship between artificial sweeteners and alendronate therapy. Question 40 1 out of 1 points A 56-year-old woman will soon begin treatment of her overactive bladder with tolterodine (Detrol). What patient teaching should the nurse provide to this woman? Response Feedback: The anticholinergic effects of tolterodine can cause dry mouth; headaches are another common adverse effects. Tolterodine is not associated with alterations in cardiac function and it is not contraindicated with hormone therapy. Hematuria is a pathological finding that would warrant follow up.
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