Response Feedback: The nurse will explain that one possible adverse effect of mesalamine (Asacol) therapy is hair loss. The nurse will emphasize that the hair loss is generally mild and transient. Metallic taste, fatigue, and increased appetite are not adverse effects of mesalamine. Question 33 0 out of 1 points A 60-year-old man has scheduled a follow-up appointment with his primary care provider stating that the omeprazole (Prilosec) which he was recently prescribed is ineffective. The patient states, “I take it as soon as I feel heartburn coming on, but it doesn't seem to help at all.” How should the nurse best respond to this patient's statement? Response Feedback: Optimal efficacy requires that omeprazole is taken daily, not just when the patient is symptomatic. A lack of immediate symptomatic relief does not necessarily indicate that the drug is ineffective. Question 34 0 out of 1 points A nurse is planning care for a 59-year-old woman who is on ranitidine therapy. The nurse is concerned for the patient's safety. Which of the following would be an appropriate nursing diagnosis? Response Feedback : The appropriate nursing diagnosis related to safety would be Risk for Injury related to drug-induced somnolence, dizziness, confusion, or hallucinations. Diarrhea related to adverse effects of drug therapy and Acute Pain related to adverse drug effects, headache are appropriate nursing diagnosis for a patient taking ranitidine, but are not related to safety. Potential Complication: Electrolyte Imbalance related to hypophosphatemia, secondary to drug therapy would be appropriate for a patient taking an aluminum hydroxide with magnesium hydroxide antacid (Maalox, Mylanta). Question 35 1 out of 1 points A 52-year-old man is suffering from a deficiency of exocrine pancreatic secretions and is prescribed pancrelipase (Pancrease MT). Before the medication therapy begins, the nurse will assess for allergies related to Response Feedback: Pancrelipase is contraindicated in patients who are hypersensitive to pork protein or enzymes because the drug
is derived from pork. Allergies to ragweed, pollen, and shellfish are not associated with the use of the drug.
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