A client takes isosorbide dinitrate (Isordil) as an antianginal medication. Which of the following statements indicates that the client understands the adverse effects of the drug?
1. “I should take my pulse before taking the medication.”
2. “I should take Isordil with food.”
3. “I will need to change positions slowly so I won’t get dizzy.”
4. “It is important that I report any swelling in my ankles.”
Common adverse effects of isosorbide are light-headedness, dizziness, and orthostatic hypotension. Clients should be instructed to change positions slowly to prevent these adverse effects and to avoid fainting. Ankle swelling is not related to isosorbide administration. The client does not need to take his pulse before taking the medication. The client does not need to take themedication with food.
CN: Pharmacological and parenteral therapies; CL: Evaluate
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