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A patient with angina related chest pain takes five or six nitroglycerin tablets daily. His health care provider has recommended he reduce the amount of nitroglycerin he takes to no more than three per day. As his nurse you will instruct him to:
Stop taking the nitroglycerin as it is no longer effective.
Take one fewer tablet monthly.
Gradually cut down over a period of time.
Take the medication only when the chest pain is above a scale of 5/10.
Question 1 Explanation:
The correct answer is (c). This medication must not be stopped. It should be taken as prescribed by gradually cutting down three doses.
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