Tetracyclines should be taken around the clock (B) but exhibit decreased absorption when taken with antacids
The nurse is evaluating a client's understanding of the prescribed antilipemic drug lovastatin. Which client statement indicates that further teaching is needed? "I will take the medication every day before breakfast" Rationale: The enzyme that helps metabolize cholesterol is activated at night, so this medication should be taken with the evening meal During the initial nursing assessment history, a client tells the nurse that he is taking tetracycline hydrochloride for urethritis. The nurse is most concerned if the client reports taking which medication concurrently? Sucralfate Sucralfate is used to treat duodenal ulcers and will bind with tetracycline hydrochloride, inhibiting this antibiotic's absorption. A client who has trouble swallowing pills intermittently has been prescribed venlafaxine (XR) for depression. The medication comes in capsule form. What should the nurse include in the discharge teaching plan for this client? Contact the health care provider for another form of medication. Venlafaxine is administered PO in capsule form. Capsules that are extended-release (XR) or continuous-release (CR) contain delayed-release, enteric-coated granules to prevent decomposition of the drug in the acidic pH of the stomach. The client should notify the health care provider about the inability to swallow the capsule. This medication should not be chewed or opened so that the delayed-release, enteric- coated granules can remain intact. Water or juice will not affect the medication. The health care provider prescribes ipratropium for a client. An allergic reaction to which other medication would cause the nurse to question the prescription for? Atropine sulfate Clients who have experienced allergic reactions to atropine sulfate and belladonna alkaloids may also be allergic to ipratropium, so the prescription for Atrovent should be questioned. A 19-year-old male client who has sustained a severe head injury is intubated and placed on assisted mechanical ventilation. To facilitate optimal ventilation and prevent the client from "fighting" the ventilator, the health care provider administers pancuronium bromide IV, with adjunctive opioid analgesia. What Neostigmine bromide Neostigmine bromide and atropine sulfate, both anticholinergic drugs, reverse the respiratory muscle paralysis caused by pancuronium bromide.
medication should be immediately accessible for a potential complication with this drug? An older client who had a colon resection yesterday is receiving a constant dose of hydromorphone via a patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) pump. Which assessment finding is most significant and requires that the nurse intervene?
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