Avandaryl Teaching 2079

SN instructed patient / caregiver on medication Avandaryl. Explained that it is a medication indicated for Diabetes Mellitus ( DM ) type II to decrease the blood sugar by stimulating the production of insulin and increasing receptor site sensitivity. SN explained to patient / caregiver that the side effects include dizziness, photosensitivity, low blood sugar, constipation, nausea and vomiting. SN instructed patient / caregiver to monitor blood sugar daily and to not skip or double doses. SN instructed patient / caregiver to notify physician ( MD ) if experiencing unusual weight gain, swelling of ankles, drowsiness, dyspnea ( SOB ), muscle cramps, weakness, sore throat, rash, unusual bleeding or if bruising occurs.