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Pharm- Chapter 51 Chapter Questions
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A patient is being prepared for a colonoscopy. The nurse expects which laxative to be used as preparation for this procedure?
b. Docusate sodium
The nurse is administering oral Methylcellulose (Citrucel), keeping in mind that a major potential concern with this drug is which of these?
b. Tarry stools
c. Renal calculi
d. Esophageal obstruction
A 45-year-old woman has been diagnosed with IBS and will be taking linaclotide (Linzess). Which of these conditions that may be a contraindication to this drug will the nurse look for during the assessment?
b. Bowel obstruction
c. Renal calculi
When the nurse teaches a patient about taking Bisacodyl tablets, which instruction is correct?
a. Take this medication on an empty stomach
b. Chew the tablet for quicker onset of action
c. Take this medication with juice or milk
d. Take this medication with an antacid if it upsets your stomach
A patient has been receiving long-term antibiotic therapy as part of treatment for an infected leg wound. He tells the nurse that he has had "spells of diarrhea" for the last week. Which medication is most appropriate for him at this time?
a. Bismuth subsalicylate
b. L. acidophilus
c. Diphenoxylate with atropine
A patient calls to ask about giving a medication for diarrhea to his child, 15 years of age, who is recovering from the flu. The nurse expects the prescriber to recommend which medication?
a. Bismuth subsalicylate (Pepto-Bismol)
b. Lactobacillus GG (Culturelle)
c. Belladonna alkaloid/phenobarbital combination (Donnatal Elixir)
A patient has been instructed to use an over-the-counter form of the bulk-forming laxative Methylcellulose (Citrucel) to prevent constipation. The nurse will advise the patient of potential adverse effects, including which of these? SATA
a. Electrolyte imbalances
b. Decreased absorption of vitamins
c. Gas formation
d. Darkened stools
e. Discolored urine
A patient has been given a new prescription for alosetron (Lotronex), and the nurse is providing education about this medication. Which statement by the patient indicates a need for further teaching?
a. I will not take a double dose in the afternoon if I forget my morning dose
b. I should be seeing improvement within a few days
c. I will call my doctor if I experience severe constipation or bloody diarrhea
d. This drug will improve symptoms but won't cure my IBS
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