Posted: June 16th, 2017

Dr. Kennedy prescribes glipizide (Glucotrol), an oral antidiabetic agent, for a male client with type 2 diabetes mellitus who has been having trouble controlling the blood glucose level through diet and exercise. Which medication instruction should the nurse provide?

Dr. Kennedy prescribes glipizide (Glucotrol), an oral antidiabetic agent, for a male client with type 2 diabetes mellitus who has been having trouble controlling the blood glucose level through diet and exercise. Which medication instruction should the nurse provide?

A. “Be sure to take glipizide 30 minutes before meals.”
B. “Glipizide may cause a low serum sodium level, so make sure you have your sodium level checked monthly.”
C. “You won’t need to check your blood glucose level after you start taking glipizide.”
D. “Take glipizide after a meal to prevent heartburn.”

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