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A patient with a long-standing history of asthma has failed to achieve adequate symptom control with first-line drugs. As a result, her care provider has prescribed theophylline. The nurse is aware of the narrow therapeutic range of this drug and has taught the patient to recognize the signs and symptoms of toxicity. These include which of the following?
A)Polyuria and polyphagia
B)Confusion and decreased level of consciousness
C)Agitation and dysrhythmias
D)Chest pain and shortness of breath
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Abrams' Clinical Drug Therapy: Rationales for Nursing Practice
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Signs and symptoms of theophylline overdose include anorexia, nausea, vomiting, agitation, nervousness, insomnia, tachycardia and other dysrhythmias, and tonicclonic convulsions. Ventricular dysrhythmias or convulsions may be the first sign of toxicity. Chest pain, shortness of breath, polyuria, polyphagia, and decreased level of consciousness do not accompany theophylline overdose.

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