Neurological Question #26

Question

The nurse is assessing a female 30 –year-old client with a history of seizures, which are controlled with the medication clonazepam (Klonopin). What questions are important for the nurse to ask? (Select all that apply)

Answers

  1. Is the client pregnant?
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  2. Does the client drink alcohol?
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  3. When was the last seizure?
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  4. Does the client drink sugary carbonated beverages?
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Explanation

The nurse should ask if the client is pregnant because clonazepam (Klonopin) crosses the placental barrier. The nurse should also ask if the client drinks alcohol since it potentiates the action of clonazepam (Klonopin). It is important to ask number and type of seizures experienced since starting the medication. Drinking sugary carbonated beverages are not important questions to ask.

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