NCLEX RN Practice Question # 682

NCLEX Examination.

Practice Question # 682.



Meperidine Side and adverse effects includes:

  • Respiratory depression
  • Hypotension and dizziness
  • Tachycardia
  • Drowsiness and confusion
  • Constipation
  • Urinary retention
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Tremors


  • Monitor vital signs.
  • Monitor for respiratory depression and hypotension.
  • Have naloxone available for overdose.
  • Monitor for urinary retention.
  • Monitor bowel sounds and for constipation.
  • To administer meperidine intravenously, dilute in at least 5 mL of sterile water or normal saline (per agency procedure) for injection and administer the dose over 4 to 5 minutes.

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