When assessing a patient with Parkinson disease who takes a carbidopa/levodopa combination drug, you find that he now has almost constant muscle movements that look like uncoordinated dancing. What is your best action?
When asking the family of a patient with Alzheimer's disease who takes the drug donepezil (Aricept) what other prescribed or over-the-counter drugs the patient takes, they list all the following drugs. Which one will you tell them to stop giving the patient?
A family member of a patient using the rivastigmine patches reports that the patient keeps taking the patches off his chest. Where will you suggest the family member apply the patches to avoid this problem?
A patient is prescribed to receive memantine extended release (XR) 14 mg orally once daily. You have on hand memantine XR 7-mg capsule and memantine 28-mg capsule. What is the best way to ensure the patient gets a 14-mg dose?
A patient in your long-term care facility is prescribed to receive a total of 24 mg of ropinirole daily in three divided doses. The drug on hand is ropinirole 4 mg/tablet. How many tablets will you give for one dose? _______