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A patient has been using phenylephrine (Neo-Synephrine) for nasal congestion. He states to the nurse that he is using more every day because his nose is so congested. What effect is the medication producing?
A)Reflex bradycardia
B)Mucosal hemorrhage
C)Tachycardia
D)Rebound congestion
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Abrams' Clinical Drug Therapy: Rationales for Nursing Practice
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Overuse of nasal decongestants leads to decreased effectiveness (tolerance), irritation and ischemic changes in the nasal mucosa, and rebound congestion. These effects can be minimized by using small doses only when necessary and for no longer than 3 to 5 days. Phenylephrine will not produce reflex bradycardia, mucosal irritation, or tachycardia.

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