A patient with a history of congestive heart failure is prescribed naproxen for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. The nurse should instruct the patient to report which of the following symptoms?


•Fluid retention and edema is a major concern with NSAIDs, especially in patients with cardiovascular compromise, such as heart failure. They can have a significant deterioration of hemodynamic function. Patients should report any signs of weight gain, edema, and fluid retention.

•Constipation and diarrhea are common side effects of NSAID use and it isn't necessary to report them to the health care provider.

•Weight loss is not generally associated with NSAID use.

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