The physician has prescribed nitroglycerin to a client with angina.The client also has closed-angle glaucoma.The nurse contacts the physician to discuss the potential for:
1.Decreased intraocular pressure.
2.Increased intraocular pressure.
Nitroglycerin causes vasodilation,which results in increased intraocular pressure.The vasodilatory effects of the medication can trigger an attack,causing pain and loss of vision.Hypotension is a common side effect of nitroglycerin,which dilates the blood vessels but is not a concern in the client with glaucoma.
CN:Pharmacological and parenteral therapies;CL:Synthesize