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An adult male patient with a long-standing dysrhythmia has been taking oral propranolol for the last several months, resulting in acceptable symptom control. What is a priority teaching point for the nurse to communicate to this patient?
A)The need to measure his radial pulse for 1 minute prior to each dose of propranolol
B)The importance of not stopping the medication abruptly
C)The need to avoid taking over-the-counter antacids
D)The need to limit his intake of high-potassium foods
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Abrams' Clinical Drug Therapy: Rationales for Nursing Practice
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Patients need to realize that they should not stop taking propranolol abruptly because this action can cause the dysrhythmia to worsen. There is no need to restrict potassium intake, to avoid antacids, or to measure his radial pulse prior to each dose of propranolol.

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