Question 32 1 out of 1 points Alendronate Fosamax is prescribed for a 67 year

Question 32 1 out of 1 points alendronate fosamax is

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Question 32
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1 out of 1 points Alendronate (Fosamax) is prescribed for a 67-year-old postmenopausal woman. In order to help prevent gastrointestinal distress, the nurse will advise the patient to Response Feedback: To decrease gastrointestinal distress, the patient should stand or sit upright for at least 30 minutes after taking the drug. Drinking at least 6 to 8 oz of water with the drug helps maximize the therapeutic effect of the drug. The patient should also take calcium and vitamin D supplements along with lifting weights to improve the success of therapy, but these interventions would not directly serve to decrease gastrointestinal distress. Question 33 1 out of 1 points A 66-year-old man has made an appointment with his primary care provider to discuss his recent erectile dysfunction (ED) and has requested a prescription for tadalafil (Cialis) based on television commercials he has seen. What characteristic of this patient would most likely contraindicate the use of tadalafil for his ED? Response Feedback: Like the other drugs in this class, tadalafil should not be taken within 48 hours of taking nitrates, such as nitroglycerin, because substantially lower blood pressure and possibly death may result. Nitroglycerin use is a contraindication for taking tadalafil, as it is for all drugs in this class. Allopurinol, ginseng, and low bone density do not contraindicate the use of tadalafil. Question 34 1 out of 1 points A 20-year-old woman has been prescribed estrogen. As with all women taking estrogen, the nurse will carefully monitor the patient for which of the following? Response Feedback: Women taking estrogen are at an increased risk of cardiovascular complications, along with ovarian and breast cancer. Early epiphyseal closure is a condition the nurse would watch for in a prepubescent girl who takes estrogen. Diminished libido and lack of secondary sexual characteristics are not identified adverse effects of estrogen. Question 35 1 out of 1 points Alprostadil (Caverject), a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction, has been prescribed to a 42-
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year-old patient. When providing education to the patient and his wife, the nurse should inform the wife about which of the following adverse effects? Response Feedback: Vaginal burning, itching, or both can occur in the female partner of a man using intraurethral alprostadil. The nurse will advise the wife to be aware that this is a possibility. The pharmacodynamics of alprostadil may lead to hemodynamic changes such as low blood pressure and increased heart rate in the man. However, these changes are not clinically important and would not affect the female partner. The drug is not known to decrease sexual desire in either men or women. Question 36 1 out of 1 points A 71-year-old man has just been prescribed finasteride (Proscar). Which of the following complaints by this patient most likely indicated a need for this drug?
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