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A nurse educator is working with a patient of a bariatric clinic who has just begun taking orlistat. The nurse should encourage the patient to supplement her diet with which of the following?
A)An iron supplement
B)A multivitamin
C)An omega-3 fatty acid supplement
D)A potassium supplement
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Abrams' Clinical Drug Therapy: Rationales for Nursing Practice
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Because orlistat prevents absorption of the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K, people who take it should also take a multivitamin daily 2 hours before or after orlistat. Iron supplements, potassium supplements, and omega-3 fatty acid supplements are not necessarily required.

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