Gastrointestinal Question #11


A client with Crohn’s disease requires additional instruction on corticosteroid use. What would be priority information for the nurse to give the client who is prescribed long-term corticosteroid therapy? (Select all that apply)


  1. Expect some weight gain
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  2. Avoid aspirin and other the counter drugs
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  3. Maintain diet with high protein, calcium, and vitamin D
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  4. You may stop the medication if you have a sore throat
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Instructions should include information about slight weight gain, avoiding aspirin and other OTC drugs, and maintaining diet with high protein, calcium, and vitamin D. The client should never stop the medication suddenly or change the dosage.

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