The client with Viral Hepatitis for your nursing review.
The nurse is evaluating a client who is taking Lamivudine for chronic hepatitis B. (Epivir). What is the most critical information to convey to the physician?
A. The client’s daily report shows a 3 kg weight gain in two days.
B. The customer is experiencing nausea.
C. The client has an oral temperature of 99 degrees Fahrenheit.
D. The client is exhausted.
The correct answer is A. Fluid weight increase is a cause for worry, as the medicine should be administered with caution in patients with compromised renal function. Because the medicine is eliminated in the urine, dosage adjustments may be required in patients with renal insufficiency. Nausea, slight temperature increase, and exhaustion are all signs to keep an eye on if you have hepatitis.