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A nurse has taught an adult patient about the fact that guaifenesin is not necessarily an effective way of liquefying secretions. To help liquefy the patient's secretions, the nurse should encourage which of the following measures?
A)Reducing salt intake
B)Deep breathing and exercises
C)Gargling with normal saline
D)Increasing fluid intake
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Abrams' Clinical Drug Therapy: Rationales for Nursing Practice
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Drinking plenty of water while taking guaifenesin may help loosen mucus in the lungs. Deep breathing, gargling with normal saline, and reducing salt intake do not necessarily help liquefy and mobilize secretions.

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