Antibiotic Classes And Drug Profiles

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Antibiotics Quizzes & Trivia

A quiz on antibiotic drug profiles to help me study for a nursing unit exam. This is a work-in-progress.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following drugs are penicillins? (select all that apply)
    • A. 

      Amoxicillin

    • B. 

      Cefazolin

    • C. 

      PCN V

    • D. 

      Ampicillin

    • E. 

      Levofloxacin

  • 2. 
    Piperacillin is a type of
    • A. 

      Misc. anti-infective

    • B. 

      Carbapenem

    • C. 

      Extended spectrum penicillin

  • 3. 
    Select the two drugs (or classes) with the highest risk for an anaphylatic reaction.
    • A. 

      Corticosteroids

    • B. 

      Aspirin

    • C. 

      Penicillin

    • D. 

      Fluoroquinolones

  • 4. 
    Oral penicillin G may cause Black Tongue?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    HSelect the side effects of penicillins (check all that apply).
    • A. 

      Nausea/Vomiting/Diarrhea

    • B. 

      Hepatoxicity

    • C. 

      Nephratoxicity

    • D. 

      Thrombocytopenia

    • E. 

      Anaphalaxis

  • 6. 
    Probenecid (Benemid) can be given concurrently with penicillin to decrease serum levels of penicillin.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Penicillin should be taken on an empty stomach?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Patients should avoid acidic fluids with with drug class?
    • A. 

      Carbapenems

    • B. 

      Penicillin

    • C. 

      Cephalosporins

    • D. 

      Fluoroquinolones

    • E. 

      Tetracycline

  • 9. 
    Which drug is only 60% metabolized by the liver, and is partially excreted unchanged by the kidneys making it a good penicillin alternative in the presence of renal failure?
    • A. 

      Piperacillin

    • B. 

      Imipenem

    • C. 

      Nafcillin

    • D. 

      Augmentin

  • 10. 
    Which drug class is used in 1st line therapy for gonorrhea and syphillis?
    • A. 

      Penicillins

    • B. 

      Macrolides

    • C. 

      Sulfanomides

    • D. 

      Cephalosporins

  • 11. 
    Penicillin agents in general are a 1st line therapy for the following (select all that apply):
    • A. 

      Traveler's diarrhea

    • B. 

      Upper respiratory infections (streptococci, staphyococci)

    • C. 

      Pneumonia (pneumococci)

  • 12. 
    If a patient reports a previous anaphylactic reaction to a beta-lactane drug, should the patient be prescribed penicillin for treatment of gonorrhea?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 13. 
    Augmentin contains clavulanate and this drug:
    • A. 

      Piperacillin

    • B. 

      Ampicillin

    • C. 

      Amoxicillin

    • D. 

      Nafcillin

  • 14. 
    Penicillins are part of which pregnancy category?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      X

  • 15. 
    Nafcillin is the most commomly prescribed penicillinase-resistant drug?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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