The nurse concludes that the client has adequate knowledge of the side effects of phenobarbital sodium (Luminal) when the client states, "I should call the doctor if I develop:"
1) "Loss of appetite or persistent fatigue."
2) "Anal itching or dizziness when I stand up."
3) "Diarrhea or a rash on the upper part of my body."
4) "Decreased tolerance to common foods or constipation."
Loss of appetite or persistent fatigue. Phenobarbital depresses the CNS, particularly the motor cortex, producing side effects such as lethargy, loss of appetite, depression, and vertigo (option 1). Side effects associated w/ phenobarbital do not include anal itching or dizziness upon standing, diarrhea or upper body rash, or decreased tolerance to common foods and constipation (options 2,3, &4)