B cough is not an adverse reaction to this medication

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B. Cough is not an adverse reaction to this medication. Diphenhydramine is prescribed to treat nonproductive cough. C. S kin rash is not an adverse reaction to this medication. Diphenhydramine is sometimes prescribed for skin rash caused by allergies. D. CORRECT: Drowsiness is an adverse reaction of this medication. Diphenhydramine is administered to treat insomnia. E. CORRECT: Urinary retention is an anticholinergic manifestation that can occur when a client takes diphenhydramine. A nurse is teaching a client about the use of fluticasone to treat perennial rhinitis. Which of the following statements by the client indicates an understanding of the teaching? A. "I should use the spray every 4 hours while I am awake."
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B. "It can take as long as 3 weeks before the medication takes a maximum effect." C. "This medication can also be used to treat motion sickness." D. "I can use this medication when my nasal passages are blocked." A. T he client should use the medication once a day. B. CORRECT: The client can see some benefits of the medication within a few hours, but the maximum benefits can take up to 3 weeks. C. Diphenhydramine is used to treat motion sickness. D. T he client should blow his nose to clear the nasal passages or use a topical decongestant, prior to use of the medication. A nurse is providing teaching to a client who is starting simvastatin. Which of the following information should the nurse include in the teaching? A. Take this medication in the evening. B. Change position slowly when rising from a chair. C. Maintain a steady intake of green leafy vegetables. D. Consume no more than 1 L/day of fluid. A. CORRECT: The client should take simvastatin in the evening because nighttime is when the most cholesterol is synthesized in the body. Taking statin medications in the evening increases medication effectiveness. B. C hanging position slowly might be necessary when taking an antihypertensive medication, but it is not necessary after taking simvastatin. C. C onsuming a steady intake of green vegetables is important for clients taking warfarin, but does not help lower cholesterol when taking simvastatin. D. T here is no indication for taking less than 1 L/day of fluid when taking simvastatin. A nurse is collecting data from a client who is taking gemfibrozil. Which of the following assessment findings should the nurse identify as an adverse reaction to the medication? A. Mental status changes B. Tremor C. Jaundice D. Pneumonia
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A. M ental status changes do not occur as adverse effects of gemfibrozil. B. T remor does not occur as an adverse effect of gemfibrozil. C. CORRECT: Jaundice, anorexia, and upper abdominal discomfort can be findings in liver impairment, which can occur in clients taking gemfibrozil. D. P neumonia is not an adverse effect of gemfibrozil A nurse is teaching a client who is taking digoxin and has a new prescription for colesevelam. Which of the following instructions should the nurse include in the teaching?
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  • Spring '12
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  • Pharmacology, Morphine, Therapeutic effect, Adverse drug reaction

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