After initiating a nitroglycerin infusion, the nurse anticipates administering which of the following drugs to treat a common side effect of nitroglycerin?
• Headaches are a common side effect of nitroglycerin. The nurse should ensure there is an order to administer acetaminophen as needed. Other common side effects include lightheadedness, flushing, dizziness, orthostatic hypotension, and edema.
• Labetalol is a beta blocker, which treats hypertension and it would not be used to treat any side effects of nitroglycerin.
• Haloperidol is an antipsychotic and would not treat any side effects of nitroglycerin.
• Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine and is used to treat allergies and allergic reactions. It would not prevent headaches or other side effects associated with nitroglycerin.