A patient is prescribed a medication in capsule form, but the patient 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 and get a new order. Most medications come in multiple forms.

Incorrect options:

•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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