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1.     A patient is diagnosed with bipolar disorder and is currently taking carbamazepine (Tegretol),

aripiprazole (Abilify), and melatonin. The PMHNP has just written an order to discontinue the carbamazepine (Tegretol) for drug-induced thrombocytopenia. The PMHNP is aware that his next best action is to:


Alert staff to possible seizures


Order for a different mood stabilizer


Decrease the amount prescribed for aripiprazole (Abilify)


Explain to the patient that it will be more difficult to control his temper

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