A patient taking bisacodyl asks the nurse how the medication works. The nurse knows that bisacodyl:
•Bisacodyl is a stimulant laxative that acts on the myenteric plexus to stimulate colonic mass movements.
•Bisacodyl is also a contact laxative, increasing fluid and electrolyte secretion.
•Bisacodyl is not osmotic. It does not reduce stool surface tension, nor is it bulk-forming.
The nurse is caring for an adult client with a remote history of a GI bleed and a recent MI. The health care provider prescribed daily enteric-coated aspirin. Which of the following statements would require correction by the nurse?
A patient has been prescribed diltiazem and asks the nurse why this drug is needed. The nurse explains that diltiazem is used in the treatment of:
A patient is prescribed allopurinol for the long-term treatment of gout. The nurse should include which of the following in the teaching plan?
A patient with emphysema is prescribed beclomethasone, an inhaled corticosteroid. Which of the following side effects should the nurse instruct the patient about in the discharge instructions?
The nurse is assessing a patient on niacin for hyperlipidemia. Which assessment finding should the nurse expect as a possible side effect?
A patient is prescribed enoxaparin after a prostatectomy for the prevention of deep venous thrombosis. The nurse monitors the patient for which common adverse reaction?
A patient has been prescribed a new drug, exenatide ER, for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. The nurse instructs the patient to take this medication as follows:
The nurse is caring for a patient prescribed ticlopidine, an antiplatelet drug. Which of the following laboratory values would alert the nurse that the patient may be experiencing an adverse reaction to ticlopidine?
A patient with congestive heart failure is prescribed lisinopril 10 mg P.O. daily. The nurse should inform the patient about which common side effect?
A nurse is gathering health history on a patient without any known diseases. The patient informs the nurse he takes glimepiride. The nurse should question the patient about the presence of what disease?
A nurse is gathering health history information on a patient admitted to the hospital. The patient takes tamoxifen, but she does not know the purpose of this medication. The nurse should question the patient about the presence of which disease?
A nurse is caring for a patient receiving ethosuximide for the treatment of epilepsy. Which of the following would the nurse recognize as a side effect(s) of this medication?
After initiating a nitroglycerin infusion, the nurse plans on administering which of the following drugs to prevent a common side effect of nitroglycerin?