Promoting an Optimal Response to Therapy

Because hyperlipidemia is often treated on an outpatient basis, the nurse explains the drug regimen and possible adverse reactions. If printed dietary guidelines are given to the patient, the nurse emphasizes the importance of following these recommendations. Drug therapy usually is discontinued if the antihyperlipidemic drug is not effective after 3 months of treatment.

Bile acid sequestrants may interfere with the digestion of fats and prevent the absorption of the fat-soluble vitamins (vitamins A, D, E, and K) and folic acid. When the bile acid sequestrants are used for long-term therapy, vitamins A and D may be given in a water-soluble form or administered parenterally. If bleeding tendencies occur as the result of vitamin K deficiency, parenteral vitamin K is administered for immediate treatment, and oral vitamin K is given for prevention of a deficiency in the future.

severe, a stool softener or laxative may be required. Some patients require decreased dosage or discontinuation of the drug therapy.

Constipation Prescription

Constipation Prescription

Did you ever think feeling angry and irritable could be a symptom of constipation? A horrible fullness and pressing sharp pains against the bladders can’t help but affect your mood. Sometimes you just want everyone to leave you alone and sleep to escape the pain. It is virtually impossible to be constipated and keep a sunny disposition. Follow the steps in this guide to alleviate constipation and lead a happier healthy life.

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