12.A nurse who provides care for older adults is aware of the high incidence of drug interactions in this population. When educating a group of seniors about the prevention of drug interactions, the nurse should encourage them toA)take their medications with food unless otherwise instructed.B)consult their care provider before taking new over-the-counter medications.C)maintain a healthy, high-fluid diet, and high levels of physical activity.D)ensure that there is at least 90 minutes between doses of different drugs.Ans: BFeedback:The introduction of new drugs into an individual's drug regimen without the advice of a health professional can increase the risk of drug interactions. This measure is more important that taking all drugs with food or taking drugs individually since these actionsdo not remove the risk of adverse drug interactions. A healthy lifestyle is of benefit to older adults, but does not mitigate the potential for drug interactions.
13.A patient with a variety of chronic health problems is being seen by her nurse practitioner, who is currently reviewing the patient's medication regimen. Which of the patient's medications should prompt the nurse to teach her to avoid drinking grapefruit juice?