the route of administration, ability of the medication to dissolve, blood flow to the site of administration, body surface area, and lipid solubility of medication.
If renal function declines, a client is at risk for medication ____________.
It is the accepted or predictable physiological response a medication causes. Knowing the desired effect for each medication allows the nurse to provide client education and to accurately evaluate the medication’s desired effect.
Are predictable and often unavoidable secondary effects produced at a usual therapeutic dose. Side effect are either harmless or cause injury. Client often stops taking medication because of side effects.
Are unintended, undesirable, and often unpredictable severe responses to medication. Every medication has a potential to harm a client. Early recognition is the key.