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A female patient with obesity will soon begin treatment with orlistat. The nurse should teach the patient that
A)there will be fat present in her stools.
B)her appetite will decline over the next 48 hours.
C)she will have to increase her fiber intake.
D)she will need to temporarily eliminate fats from her diet.
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Abrams' Clinical Drug Therapy: Rationales for Nursing Practice
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Fatty stools are a notable adverse effect of orlistat. This drug does not reduce appetite. A reduced-fat diet may be of benefit, but it is not necessary to wholly eliminate fats from the diet.

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