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An adult patient has been taking oral prednisone for the treatment of an acute dermatological condition. When teaching this patient about this course of treatment, what teaching point should the nurse emphasize?
A)The need to supplement prednisone with high doses of vitamin D
B)The need to avoid drinking grapefruit juice for the duration of treatment
C)The importance of gradually reducing rather than abruptly stopping the drug
D)The importance of matching each day's dose to the severity of symptoms
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Abrams' Clinical Drug Therapy: Rationales for Nursing Practice
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Gradually tapering the dose is necessary for any systemic corticosteroid. It is not imperative to avoid grapefruit juice or take vitamin D supplements. Daily doses are not normally adjusted on the basis of short-term symptoms.

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