A Middle-Aged Male Client Has Irritable Bowel Syndrome That Has

Question 25
Multiple Choice

A middle-aged male client has irritable bowel syndrome that has not responded well to diet changes and bulk-forming laxatives.He asks the nurse about the new drug lubiprostone (Amitiza).What information does the nurse provide him? A) "This drug is investigational right now for irritable bowel syndrome." B) "Unfortunately, this drug is approved only for use in women." C) "Lubiprostone works well only in a small fraction of irritable bowel cases." D) "Let's talk to your health care provider about getting you a trial prescription."