The nurse is preparing to administer four medications to the client with dysphagia.Which medication should be administered first?
a. Conjugated estrogen (Premarin)
b. Furosemide (Lasix)
c. Ceclor (cephaclor)
d. Diphenhydramine (Benadryl)
Answer: b. Furosemide (Lasix)
Furosemide (Lasix) is a diuretic commonly used to treat congestive heart failure and hypertension. This drug should be given first to ensure that the client receives medication to treat potential life-threatening condition. Answers A, C, and D are incorrect because these drugs can be given after the furosemide (Lasix).
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