章节:Comprehensive Test 2

SC
正确指数:80% 正确的次数:8 错误的次数:2 7843---Which statement by a client taking valproic acid for bipolar disorder indicates that further teaching about this medication is necessary?

Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination, 7e (Saunders Comprehensive Review for Nclex-Rn)

1. “I need to take the pills at the same time each day.”
2. “I can chew the pills if necessary.”
3. “I can take the pills with food.”
4. “I need to call my healthcare provider (HCP) if I start bruising easily.”

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正确答案:
2. “I can chew the pills if necessary.”
解释 :
Chewing the pill or capsule form of valproic acid can cause mouth and throat irritation and is contraindicated. Taking the pills at the same time each day is important to maintain therapeutic effectiveness of the drug. Taking the pills with food is appropriate if the client is experiencing gastrointestinal upset. Valproic acid may cause clotting problems; therefore, bruising should be reported.