A patient is prescribed a medication in capsule form, but he is having difficulty swallowing. How should the nurse solve this problem?

Check for availability of a different route


•The nurse should check for other forms or routes available, most medications come in multiple forms.

•Dissolving the medication may alter its onset of action, absorption, and duration.

•The nurse should never withhold a medication without the approval of the physician.

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