A patient has been prescribed propoxyphene napsylate (Darvon N). What
should the patient be told?
Take the medication with at least eight fluid ounces of water or milk.
This medication should be taken at least one hour after taking
This medication should not be taken with alcohol or other CNS
This medication should not be taken if it has a strong vinegar-like odor.
An elderly patient complains that he has been taking Motrin for three days
without experiencing much relief from his arthritis. What should the patient be told?
Continue taking the drug since some patients have to take it for one or
two weeks before they begin to feel its full effects.
See the physician because the dosage probably needs to be increased.
Stop taking the drug until pharmacy personnel ensure that the medication
is not expired.
Double the dose of the medication so the effects can be felt faster.
Gout is caused by:
The defective metabolism of allantoin.
The inflammation of connective tissue surrounding the body joints.
Defective purine metabolism that causes sodium urate micro-crystals to
be deposited in certain body joints.
The incomplete elimination of uric acid from the body.
Sulfinpyrazone (Anturane) is used in the treatment of: