Fibric acid drugs nursing implementations contd teach

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FIBRIC ACID DRUGS NURSING IMPLEMENTATIONS cont’d Teach patient importance of reporting signs and symptoms of adverse effects, unusual bleeding or bruising, right upper quadrant pain, muscle cramping, or stool color changes. Diabetics taking PO medications may need a change to their dosage and need to monitor glucose levels more frequently in early therapy Teach patient to take medication with a meal Patient, family, or caregiver should be able to state reason for the medicine, dosage and schedule for taking it, adverse effects to watch for and when to contact the HCP to report them, and anticipated duration of therapy. Lifespan: Monitor elder adults for dizziness and assist with ambulation Diverse patients: research has shown that Hispanics and Native Americans have a greater risk for gallbladder disease than other ethnic groups (Potter & Perry, pg.505)
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References Adams, M. and Urban, C. (n.d.). Pharmacology Connections to Nursing Practice . 4th ed. Boston: Pearson, pp.502, 503, 505, 506. Vallerand, A. and Sanoski, C. (2017). Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses. 16th ed. Philadelphia: F. A. Davis Company, pp.551, 552, 614, 615.
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