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NCLEX Pharmacology Questions and Answers (Q&A)

If you have ever been sick, you may have gone to the doctor and he prescribed you medicine. Usually, you have to go to a pharmacy to get the medicine. At the pharmacy, the pharmacist or someone working for the pharmacy will give you advice and information about taking this medicine.

Sometimes, the information is written on the medicine bottle or bag. There are always certain things to do and not do when it comes to taking medication. First, you should never drink alcohol with your medication no matter what.

Also, if you are taking Methocarbamol or Robaxin due to physical therapy, you will not want to take any type of cold medicine because the Methocarbamol may not work like it is supposed to.

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CNS stands for central nervous system. In the central nervous system, the body parts that are included are the nerves, brain and spinal cord. These are important parts to the body. Geriatric patients often have problems with their central nervous system because for one reason is that they are getting up in age.

When people get older, their bodies are more fragile including their organ systems like the central nervous system. In this case, if this geriatric patient is prescribed with a medication called Cimetidine or Tagmet, they may be suffering from heartburn.

Heartburn is the discomfort of a burning feeling in the heart or around the heart which is sometimes caused by eating poor food. One of the side effects of ingesting this medicine is agitation.

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