A health care provider orders magnesium hydroxide (Milk of Magnesia) for a client with constipation,

A health care provider orders magnesium hydroxide (Milk of
Magnesia) for a client with constipation, secondary to postoperative opioid
use. Before administering the drug, the nurse would assess:

1. Blood pressure.

 2. Dosage of the opioid drug prescribed.

 3. The client’s ability to ambulate to the bathroom.

 4. Bowel sounds.