D. CHEMOTHERAPY

125. Your patient is receiving oxaliplatin. He is instructed to avoid cold fluids during therapy and for 5 days after therapy. He also wears gloves and a scarf and covers his mouth when breathing cold air such as when opening a refrigerator. These precautions are useful to avoid which of the following complications of oxaliplatin?

  1. Pharyngolaryngeal dysesthesia
  2. Acute neurotoxicity
  3. Pancytopenia
  4. Nausea and vomiting

126. When administering capecitabine (Xeloda) to a patient who is also taking warfarin, it is important to frequently monitor the international normalized ratio (INR) or prothrombin time (PT). What is the nature of this drug interaction?

  1. Capecitabine interferes with the metabolism of warfarin in the liver.
  2. Capecitabine ...

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