Antilipemic Drugs

  1. Patients taking cholestyramine may experience which of the following adverses effects?

    D. belching ang bloating
  2. Dietary measures for the patient on antilipemic therapy include which of the following? Select all that apply.

    D. taking supplements of fat soluble vitamins

    • c. increasing fluid intake
    • d. choosing foods that are lower in cholesterol and saturated fats
    • e. increasing the intake of raw vegetables, fruit, and bran
  3. In reviewing the history of a newly admitted cardiac patient, the nurse recognizes that which of the following conditions she notes is a contraindication to antilipemic therapy?

    D. liver disease
  4. A woman is being screen in the cardiac clinic for risk factors for coronary artery disease. Which of the following would be considered a negative, or favorable, risk factor for her?

    A. HDL cholesterol level of 75 mg/dl
  5. A patient who has started taking niacin complains that he "hates the side effects." What statement by the nurse is most appropriate?

    D. "Try taking a small dose of ibuprofen or another nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug 30 minutes before taking the niacin."
  6. Which lipoprotein is often called the "good cholesterol"?

    C. High-density lipoprotein (HDL)
Card Set
Antilipemic Drugs
High Cholesterol/triglycerides