Client Family Teaching

1. These drugs may reduce ability to handle potentially dangerous equipment, such as automobiles and other machinery.

2. Avoid alcohol while taking anti-anxiety agents. Alcohol potentiates the depressant effects of both the alcohol and the medication.

3. Do not stop taking drug suddenly. Any sudden withdrawal after prolonged therapy or after excessive use may cause a recurrence of the preexisting symptoms of anxiety. It may also cause a withdrawal syndrome, manifested by increased anxiety, anorexia, insomnia, vomit ing, ataxia, muscle twitching, confusion, and hallucinations. Some clients may develop seizures and convulsions.

4. These drugs are generally for short-term therapy; follow-up is imperative to evaluate response and the need for continued therapy.

5. Daily home fluoride treatments for persistent dry mouth.

6. Avoid alcohol-containing mouth rinses and beverages.

7. Avoid caffeine-containing beverages.

8. Dry mouth can be treated with tart, sugarless gum or candy, water, sugar-free beverages or with saliva substitutes if dry mouth persists.

How To Win Your War Against Anxiety Disorders

How To Win Your War Against Anxiety Disorders

Tips And Tricks For Relieving Anxiety... Fast Everyone feels anxious sometimes. Whether work is getting to us or we're simply having hard time managing all that we have to do, we can feel overwhelmed and worried that we might not be able to manage it all. When these feelings hit, we don't have to suffer. By taking some simple steps, you can begin to create a calmer attitude, one that not only helps you feel better, but one that allows you the chance to make better decisions about what you need to do next.

Get My Free Ebook

Post a comment