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An older adult has told the nurse practitioner that she has regularly drunk mineral oil to treat occasional episodes of constipation. The nurse should encourage the patient to explore other treatments because the use of oral mineral oil can result in
A)edema from changes in intestinal solute content.
B)paralytic ileus.
C)rebound constipation.
D)decreased absorption of drugs and vitamins.
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Abrams' Clinical Drug Therapy: Rationales for Nursing Practice
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Oral use of mineral oil may cause potentially serious adverse effects, including decreased absorption of fat-soluble vitamins and some drugs and lipid pneumonia if aspirated into the lungs. Thus, mineral oil is not an oral laxative of choice in any condition. It is not noted to cause rebound constipation, paralytic ileus, or edema.

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