What should the patient taking terazosin be told?
a. To be aware that many patients taking the drug experience impotence or
decreased sexual interest.
b. To take the medication one hour before meals in order to increase the
absorption of the drug.
c. To arise slowly from a lying or sitting position because of the possibility of
orthostatic hypotension and syncope.
d. To avoid taking the medication with fats because absorption of the drug is
8. The patient taking nitroprusside should be closely monitored
a. Hyperglycemia and sodium retention occur so abruptly with this agent that
death can result if the drug is not withdrawn after their onset.
b. Overdosage of nitroprusside results in cyanide poisoning.
c. Abrupt withdrawal of this agent can result in an extreme hypertensive
d. Too rapid administration of this product can result in a cerebrovascular
9. Which of the following is a side effect associated with the use of
a. Hypokalemia (low potassium).
b. Dry cough.
d. Chest pain.