Know Whether to Redose Meds After Vomiting

Should an oral med be redosed if a patient vomits?

When nurses call with this dilemma, generally suggest redosing if the intact drug is in the vomitus...or vomiting occurs within about 15 minutes of the dose.

But redosing isn't usually needed if the dose was over an hour ago.

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