A nurse is preparing to administer diclofenac to a client who has chronic bursitis. Which of the following actions should the nurse take? a. Administer the medication at bedtime b. Avoid administering the medication with antacids c. Administer the medication with food d. Crush the medication prior to administration Administer the medication with food Diclofenac is an NSAID and can cause gastric irritation. Clients should take NSAIDs with food or milk to minimize gastric irritation.he nurse should not administer the medication at bedtime because the client should remain upright for 15 to 30 min after administration to prevent esophageal irritation. Diclofenac is available as an entericcoated tablet for delayed release. Clients should not crush or chew sustained-release medications because doing so will increase gastrointestinal adverse effects and decrease the effectiveness of the medication.
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