A client will begin taking carvedilol (Coreg) for heart failure. Before teaching the client about…

A client will begin taking carvedilol (Coreg) for heart
failure. Before teaching the client about this drug, the nurse will discuss the
strategy for drug dosage with the health care provider because of which
recommended routine for beta-adrenergic blockers in heart failure?

1. Significantly lower dosages are used first and gradually
increased to a target dose. 2. A loading dose that is higher than the
subsequent daily dose must be given. 3. The beta-adrenergic blocker dosage must
be lowered if the client is also on ACE inhibitors. 4. Beta-adrenergic blockers
are almost never used in HF and

A client will begin taking carvedilol (Coreg) for heart
failure. Before teaching the client about this drug, the nurse will discuss the
strategy for drug dosage with the health care provider because of which
recommended routine for beta-adrenergic blockers in heart failure?

1. Significantly lower dosages are used first and gradually
increased to a target dose. 2. A loading dose that is higher than the
subsequent daily dose must be given. 3. The beta-adrenergic blocker dosage must
be lowered if the client is also on ACE inhibitors. 4. Beta-adrenergic blockers
are almost never used in HF and the order must be confirmed.