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A home care nurse is visiting a patient, and the assessment will include blood pressure and heart rate. The patient's grandson has a large amount of pseudoephedrine (Sudafed) in the kitchen. For what might the nurse suspect the patient's grandson is using the pseudoephedrine?
A)Methamphetamine production
B)Treatment of bronchial asthma
C)Treatment of sinusitis
D)To increase appetite
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Abrams' Clinical Drug Therapy: Rationales for Nursing Practice
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Pseudoephedrine and ephedrine are ingredients used in making methamphetamine, a highly addictive and illegal drug of abuse. Pseudoephedrine is used in the treatment of bronchospasm but is not the drug of choice. Pseudoephedrine is used in the treatment of sinusitis, but, in large quantities, the nurse should suspect methamphetamine production. Pseudoephedrine will increase basal metabolic rate but is not the drug of choice to increase appetite.

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