Temporarily worsening of the condition.
Improvement of the weakness and fatigue.
No change in the condition.
Complaints of muscle spasms.
Blood glucose level of 280 mg/dl.
Daily weight gain of 0.5 kg.
Client no longer recognizes the family member.
Client still complains of headache.
Methylphenidate hydrohloride (Ritalin).
Difficulty performing a voluntary movement.
Increased blood pressure.
Increased heart rate.
Itchiness of the skin.
Whole grain cereal.
To avoid smoking. alcohol and caffeine.
To use ice chips. candy or gum for dry mouth.
Walking in the morning to have a daily source of direct sunlight.
Eating foods rich in fiber and increase fluid intake.
“Wearing a medical alert tag is not required”.
“Alcohol is permitted in while taking this medication”.
“I can take the medicine with milk”.
“Have the serum phenytoin level taken before giving the medication”.
No symptoms. because the value is within the normal range.
Neutrophil count of 1.200/mm3.
Platelet count of 160.000/mm3.
Uric acid level of 4mg/dl.
SGPT (ALT) level 50 units per liter of serum.
Taking phenytoin decreases the effectivity of the birth control pills.
Pregnancy is not allowed while taking phenytoin.
There is no known interaction between these medicines so there is nothing to worry about.
To discontinue phenytoin and proceed with the oral contraceptive.