Side effects are a common reason that patients discontinue medications. List one common side effect for each medication and one potential way to manage it.



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Unit 4 Discussion [Due Wednesday]



It is anticipated that the initial discussion post should be in the range of 250-300 words. Response posts to peers have no minimum word requirement but must demonstrate topic knowledge and scholarly engagement with peers. Substantive content is imperative for all posts. All discussion prompt elements for the topic must be addressed. Please proofread your response carefully for grammar and spelling. Do not upload any attachments unless specified in the instructions. All posts should be supported by a minimum of one scholarly resource, ideally within the last 5 years. Journals and websites must be cited appropriately. Citations and references must adhere to APA format.

Classroom Participation

Students are expected to address the initial discussion question by Wednesday of each week. Participation in the discussion forum requires a minimum of three (3) substantive postings (this includes your initial post and posting to two peers) on three (3) different days. Substantive means that you add something new to the discussion supported with citation(s) and reference(s), you are not just agreeing. This is also a time to ask questions or offer information surrounding the topic addressed by your peers. Personal experience is appropriate for a substantive discussion, however, should be correlated to the literature.

All discussion boards will be evaluated utilizing rubric criterion inclusive of content, analysis, collaboration, writing, and APA. If you fail to post an initial discussion or initial discussion is late, you will not receive points for content and analysis, you may however post to your peers for partial credit following the guidelines above.

Discussion Prompt [Due Wednesday]

  • Side effects are a common reason that patients discontinue medications. List one common side effect for each medication and one potential way to manage it.
    1. Amitriptyline 
    2. Bupropion 
    3. Fluoxetine 
    4. Paroxetine 
  • Some potential side effects from antidepressants can be serious; what is the difference between neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) and serotonin syndrome? How are they treated? 
  • Are any antidepressants approved for or preferred in postpartum depression? 
  • Which class of antidepressants (if any) are generally recommended to be used in geriatrics? 
  • Side effects are a common reason that patients discontinue medications. List one common side effect for each medication and one potential way to manage it. 

Review prescribing guidelines for benzodiazepines for anxiety in your state. Are there any limitations for APRN's to prescribe? How do the numbers of scripts written by APRN's compare to those of physicians? 

Discussion Peer/Participation Prompt [Due Sunday]

Please respond to at least 2 of your peer’s posts with substantive comments using the following steps:

  • Substantive comments add to the discussion and provide your fellow students with information that will enhance the learning environment.
  • References and citations should conform to APA standards.
  • Remember: Please respect the opinions of others, even if their views differ. In other words, disagree professionally and respectfully.
  • Plagiarism is never acceptable – give credit when credit is due - cite your sources.

Responses need to address all components of the question, demonstrate critical thinking and analysis and include peer-reviewed journal evidence to support the student’s position.

Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with in-text citations and corresponding references in APA format.

Please review the rubric to ensure that your response meets the criteria. Collaboration points will be forfeited if you fail to meet the response post guidelines.

Estimated time to complete: 1 hour

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