Respiratory Question #38

Question

Isoniazid is prescribed to a client with tuberculosis. How will the nurse instruct the client to take the medication?

Answers

  1. Take the medication with the evening meal for best absorption.
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  2. Take the medication with antacids to relieve GI upset.
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  3. Take the medication 30 minutes following the first meal of the day.
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  4. Take the medication on an empty stomach.
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Explanation

Isoniazid should be taken on an empty stomach. Food would interfere with absorption and antacids affect the medication (by decreasing its effectiveness) and the medication should be taken 1 hour prior to food or 2 hours following food intake.

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