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c. Mineral oil is a lubricant laxative for constipation and fecal impaction.
a. Psyllium is a bulk-producing laxative that promotes natural elimination through water absorption and fiber that softens feces.

Review Questions

c. Dry mouth and other anticholinergic effects are common adverse effects of diphenoxylate with atropine.
b. The proper client positioning for suppository administration is lying on their left side with their right knee raised to their chest.
a. Chlorpromazine causes anticholinergic effects such as dry mouth, blurred vision, urinary retention and constipation.
a. Magnesium citrate is contraindicated with renal impairment due to a risk of hypermagnesemia.
d. Headache is a common side effect of ondansetron.
b. This medication should be taken with a full glass of water to promote effectiveness.
d. Clients with diarrhea should be assessed for signs and symptoms of dehydration, including decreased blood pressure and increased heart rate.
a. Linaclotide is contraindicated with a GI obstruction; it is used for constipation disorders.
c. Meclizine is an antiemetic and antivertigo agent that reduces the vestibular stimulation.
a. Scopolamine patches are used for motion sickness and should be applied 4 hours prior to traveling.

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