A patient is about to receive Gaviscon tablets. What caution and warning should
be told to the patient?
a. Swallow the tablets without chewing them.
b. Chew the tablets thoroughly before you swallow.
The tablets should not be taken by a person who has hypotension.
d. The tablets should be quickly swallowed in order to avoid damage to the
tissues of the mouth.
You have just dispensed some pancrelipase granules to a patient. Which of the
statements below should you tell the patient?
a. Chew the tablets before swallowing.
b. Do not take the granules within two hours after taking a prescription antibiotic.
Mix the granules with food or with water.
d. Mix the granules in orange juice and swallow the solution quickly to avoid
damage to the tissues of the mouth.
Dehydrocholic acid, NF, is used to:
a. Provide hydrochloric acid to patients whose stomachs make little or no
b. Stimulate the production of insulin in patients who have diabetes mellitus.
d. Increase the volume of bile produced and secreted in the digestive system.