A . Increased serum drug levels of etoposide B . Decreased heart rate C . Elevated prothrombin time D . Lower liver enzymes Question 33 A nurse is caring for a 46-year-old female patient who is taking paclitaxel for ovarian cancer. Two or three days after the infusion of the drug, the nurse must closely monitor for which of the following? A Constipation
. B . Neurotoxicity C . Cardiotoxicity D . Asthma Question 34 A patient is pregnant and is at 7 weeks' gestation. She has type 1 diabetes and has been taking insulin since she was 13 years old. She asks the nurse if the insulin will be harmful to her baby. The best response to the patient by the nurse would be A . “You will need to continue taking your insulin because hyperglycemia is thought to contribute to low birth weight.” B . “Insulin is usually the drug of choice for controlling blood glucose levels during pregnancy because it does not cross into the placenta.” C . “You will have to discontinue the insulin therapy during your pregnancy, but you will resume the medication after delivery.” D . “I will tell your physician that you are concerned about taking insulin during your pregnancy.” Question 35 A woman is receiving prolonged drug therapy during her complicated pregnancy, and it may pose a risk to both the mother and the fetus. The primary care physician has made dosage adjustments to minimize adverse effects and prevent toxicity. The nurse should make sure A . that serum levels of the drug are being monitored. B . that the FDA is informed that the woman is receiving drug therapy. C . to check the drug's FDA pregnancy category to determine safety. D . that only nonpharmacologic alternatives are being used. Question 36 A patient is being discharged from the hospital and will be taking oxybutynin (Ditropan) for overactive bladder. The nurse will instruct the patient that she will be taking a medication A . that will be administered as a weekly IM injection in an outpatient setting. B that will be provided in pill form and which may cause lightheadedness.
. C . that can be inhaled and that may cause occasional heart palpitations. D . that may be prescribed as a patch and which may cause dry mouth. Question 37 A patient is taking flavoxate hydrochloride (Urispas) to help control an overactive bladder. On a follow-up visit to the clinic, the nurse will question the patient about which of the following? A . Chronic diarrhea B . Headaches C . Diet D . Dental hygiene practices Question 38 A nurse is explaining to a pregnant 21-year-old college student why she cannot continue to take ibuprofen (Advil) for her headaches. The nurse draws a picture depicting drug molecules crossing the placental membrane and entering into the fetal circulation. The nurse tells the patient that the main reason this happens is because A .
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