Quiz 17: Stimulants

Nursing

C The nurse should discuss a gradual taper of the medication with the provider.Patients using anorexiants should not stop taking them abruptly because depression and withdrawal symptoms may occur.Phentermine-topiramate is recommended for short-term use only.Patients should not use these medications longer than 12 weeks,so increasing the dose is not indicated.

C A child with ADHD may have abnormal EEG findings.CT,MRI,and ECG tests are not diagnostic for ADHD.

A Amphetamines can cause adverse effects in the central nervous,endocrine,gastrointestinal,and cardiovascular systems even when used as directed.Cardiac dysrhythmias can occur with continued use.Amphetamines do not cause narcolepsy or hypotension.

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