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What is the purpose of giving this drug to a client with chronic renal failure?
Aluminum hydroxide gel (Amphojel) is prescribed for the client with chronic renal failure to take at home.



A. To relieve the pain of gastric hyperacidity.
B. To prevent Curling’s stress ulcers.
C. To bind phosphorus in the intestine.
D. To reverse metabolic acidosis.

This question is part of Urinary System Disorders | NCLEX Quiz 119
Asked by Santepro, Last updated: Jul 06, 2020

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Answered Mar 18, 2018

To bind phosphorus in the intestine

A client in renal failure develops hyperphosphatemia that causes a corresponding excretion of the bodys calcium stores. leading to renal osteodystrophy. To decrease this loss. aluminum hydroxide gel is prescribed to bind phosphates in the intestine and facilitate their excretion.Option A: Gastric hyperacidity is not necessarily a problem associated with chronic renal failure.Options B and D: Antacids will not prevent Curlings stress ulcers and do not affect metabolic acidosis.
 

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