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SN instructed patient about prednisone is a corticosteroid and prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. It also suppresses the immune system and can make you prone to infections. Long term use may lead to bone loss and you should increase calcium and Vitamin D in your diet. S/E include anxiety, mood changes, irritability, headache, fast heart rate, weight gain, appetite increase, decreased urine.
Patient instructed in congestive heart failure occurs when your heart is not able to pump enough blood to meet the needs of the rest of your body. If you have CHF, blood and extra fluid may back up into your lungs, making it difficult for you to breathe, swelling in your ankles and legs (called edema) may occur, you may experience excess fatigue with exercise.
Patient instructed in Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) is when the heart vessels become narrow, which decreases the blood flow to the heart muscle. The narrowing of the heart vessels can be caused by plaque build-up from high cholesterol, fat, and calcium. The decrease in blood flow decreases the oxygenation of the heart muscle and leads to heart damage.
Patient instructed on how Levodopa and Carbidopa are used in combination to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Carbidopa prevents the breakdown of Levodopa in the bloodstream so more Levodopa can enter the brain. This can reduce some of Levodopa's side effects such as nausea and vomiting, and it may also allow your doctor to increase your Levodopa dose more quickly to find the best dose.
Patient also instructed on Clostridium difficile colitis (C. diff) and the increase risk due to the multiple ABT. Patient instructed that the most common symptoms of Clostridium difficile colitis (C. diff) infection include: watery diarrhea, fever, loss of appetite, nausea, belly pain and tenderness. Instructed to clean their hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub often and every after going to the restroom.