1. Testosterone is often prescribed in a formulation that is applied topical – Please explain the teaching that should be done to make sure the patient knows how to correctly apply the medication and precautions the patient must take to protect others from being exposed to it. This is worth 2 points, so please be thorough
2. Both 5 alpha-reductase inhibitors and alpha 1 adrenergic receptor blockers can be used in the treatment of benign prostatic hypertrophy.
How does each one work to reduce the symptoms of BPH?
Identify priority nursing care/assessments for patients taking these each of these medications
3. The use of erectile dysfunction drugs can be dangerous for certain patients.
What health conditions are the contraindications to using these drugs?
Patients taking nitrate drugs and alpha 1 blockers should not take erectile dysfunction drugs? Why?