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What may he experience after taking the nitroglycerin, as per the nurse? A nurse is teaching a client how to take nitroglycerin to treat angina pectoris. The client verbalizes an understanding of the need to take up to three sublingual nitroglycerin (Nitrostat) tablets at 5-minute intervals, if necessary, and to notify the physician immediately if chest pain doesn't subside within 15 minutes.



A. Nausea, vomiting, depression, fatigue, and impotence.
B. Sedation, nausea, vomiting, constipation, and respiratory depression.
C. A headache, hypotension, dizziness, and flushing.
D. Flushing, dizziness, headache, and pedal edema.

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Answered Nov 27, 2018

Option c is correct
Headache, hypotension, dizziness and flushing are what the client might experience after taking nitroglycerin. Option C states all the possible side effects on nitroglycerin.

Nitroglycerin is commonly used for angina pectoris and it works by increasing nitric oxide in vascular smooth muscle which dilates the blood vessels.

Nausea, vomiting, depression, fatigue and impotence are side effects of beta blockers.

Sedation, nausea, vomiting, constipation and respiratory depression are side effects of opioids.

Flushing, dizziness, headache and pedal edema are side effects of calcium channel blockers.

Beta blockers and calcium channel blockers are also used in clients with angina pectoris. Opioid is used as analgesics for clients with acute myocardial infarction.

 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 09, 2016

Headache, hypotension, dizziness, and flushing.-rationale: headache, hypotension, dizziness, and flushing are classic adverse effects of nitroglycerin, a vasodilator. vasodilators, beta-adrenergic blockers, and calcium channel blockers are three major classes of drugs used to treat angina pectoris. nausea, vomiting, depression, fatigue, and impotence are adverse effects of propranolol, a beta-adrenergic blocker. sedation, nausea, vomiting, constipation, and respiratory depression are common adverse effects of morphine, an opioid analgesic that relieves pain associated with acute myocardial infarction. flushing, dizziness, headache, and pedal edema are common adverse effects of nifedipine, a calcium channel blocker.client needs category: physiological integrityclient needs subcategory: pharmacological and parenteral therapiescognitive level: knowledgereference: smeltzer, s.c., et al. brunner & suddarths textbook of medical surgical-nursing, 11th ed. philadelphia: lippincott williams & wilkins, 2008, p. 870.
 

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