Cardiac Question #6
A client has a new prescription captopril (Capoten) following a clinic visit. What should the nurse include in teaching about the drug? (Select all that apply.)
- Take the medication with meals
- Report any cough that develops.
- Report to the clinic for weekly blood serum labs.
- Check blood pressure prior to dose, log findings, and report changes.
The patient should check blood pressure weekly; report cough, swelling of the hands, feet, or tongue, or difficulty swallowing. It is not necessary to take captopril with meals. Photosensitivity is not an issue and weekly laboratory tests are not necessary.