1. Mr. Charles has been prescribed a new medication that is causing him to experience constipation. He wants to find a medication that will relieve his symptoms. Visit a local pharmacy and answer the following questions:
    1. What pharmacy did you visit?
    2. How many different medications do you see for treating constipation?
    3. Select three (3) medications for constipation that have different active ingredients. Provide the following information for each medication: name, active ingredients, dosage recommendations, and how quickly they work after taken.
    4. List at least 3 things that Mr. Charles should consider before he takes any of these medications.
  2. How do antipsychotic drugs work?
  3. Explain why patients taking antipsychotics such as olanzapine and quetiapine should avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice.
  4. Discuss why patients with psychoses often refuse to take their medications.

Discussion Boards Requirements:

  • Complete a write-up thoroughly addressing the topics/questions for each discussion board.
  • Utilize the provided text box for all submissions. Do not submit your work as an attachment.
  • Each initial posting must be a minimum of 200 words in length, that does not include the questions.
  • No portion of the discussion topic/questions will be included in the minimum length requirement. Only the student’s response to the topics/questions will be counted.
  • Neither your required text nor any instructor provided materials (PowerPoints, handouts, websites, etc.) will be accepted as references. Wikipedia and WebMD are not acceptable references.
  • References should provide a direct link to the information utilized and be cited within the write-up.
  • Discussion boards are required and graded activities due before 11:59 pm CST on specific due dates posted in the Schedule of Assignments.
  • Late submissions will not be accepted.

Discussion Board Grade Components

Criteria

Possible Points

Content is relevant and fully addresses each topic/question.

3

Follows directions provided; posts meet length requirements.

3

Utilizes at least one acceptable reference that is not a textbook or instructor provided materials.

3

Grammar, punctuation, and formatting are appropriate.

3

Respond to 2 peer posts/responses add to the discussion and meet length requirement.

3

Total

15

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