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A patient has been advised to add a nasal spray (an adrenergic decongestant) to treat a cold. The nurse will include which instruction?


▸ “You won’t see effects for at least 1 week.”

▸ “Limit use of this spray to 3 to 5 days.”

▸ “Continue the spray until nasal stuffiness has resolved.”

▸ “Avoid use of this spray if a fever develops.”
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“Limit use of this spray to 3 to 5 days.”

Frequent, long-term, or excessive use of adrenergic nasal decongestants may lead to rebound congestion if used beyond the recommended time. The other instructions are incorrect.
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