How Much Do You Know About Antihypertensive Drugs? Trivia Quiz

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Antihypertensive Drug Quizzes & Trivia

Antihypertensives are a class of drugs which assist in preventing and treating hypertension (high blood pressure). These antihypertensive drugs vary both structurally and functionally. The primary purpose is to treat hypertension, such as heart attack, stroke, and heart failure. This quiz has been created to test and increase your knowledge about the types and effects of antihypertensives drugs. Read the questions and choose the suitable answer. Let's start. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following statements, if made by your client, signifies that additional client teaching regarding antihypertensive treatment is required?
    • A. 

      "I will check my blood pressure everyday and take my medication when it is over 140/90."

    • B. 

      "I will include rest periods during the day to help me tolerate the fatigue my medicine may cause."

    • C. 

      "I will change my position slowly to prevent feeling of dizzy."

    • D. 

      "I will not mow my lawn until I see how medication makes me feel."

  • 2. 
    An annoying side effect of ACE inhibitors that may be minimized by switching to an angiotensin receptor blocking agent includes:`
    • A. 

      Orthostatic hypotension

    • B. 

      A dry, nonproductive cough

    • C. 

      Fatigue

    • D. 

      Hypokalemia

  • 3. 
    Which of the following should not be taken concurrently with ACE inhibitors.
    • A. 

      Lasix

    • B. 

      Morphine

    • C. 

      Colace

    • D. 

      Potassium

  • 4. 
    Direct-acting vasodilators have which of the following effects on the heart rate?
    • A. 

      Heart rate decreases

    • B. 

      Heart rate remains significantly unchanged

    • C. 

      Heart rate increases

    • D. 

      Heart rate becomes irregular

  • 5. 
    The nurse would plan to administer which of the following calcium channel blocking agents to a client with cerebral arterial spasms after subarachnoid hemorrhage?
    • A. 

      Amlodipine (Norvasc)

    • B. 

      Diltiazem (Cardizem)

    • C. 

      Nimodipine (Nimotop)

    • D. 

      Verapamil (Calan)

  • 6. 
    This antihypertensive drug is contraindicated in patients with bilateral renal artery stenosis
    • A. 

      Clonidine (Catapres)

    • B. 

      Terazosin (Hytrin)

    • C. 

       nifedipine (Procardia, Adalat)

    • D. 

       captopril (Capoten)

  • 7. 
    The antihypertensive drug typically used in patients with severe hypertension and renal insufficiency; this agent produces significant fluid retention and hypertrichosis.
    • A. 

      Hydralazine (Apresoline)

    • B. 

      Methyldopa (Aldomet)

    • C. 

      Minoxidil (Loniten)

    • D. 

      Nitroprusside sodium (Nipride)

  • 8. 
    The drug of choice in the management of hypertensive crisis when continuously variable IV infusion is required
    • A. 

      Lisinopril (Prinvivil, Zestril)

    • B. 

      Diazoxide (Hyperstat)

    • C. 

      Nifedipine (Procardia, Adalat)

    • D. 

      Nitroprusside sodium (Nipride)

  • 9. 
    A drug-induced lupus-like syndrome is associated with this antihypertensive drug
    • A. 

      Minoxidil (Loniten)

    • B. 

      Hydralazine (Apresoline)

    • C. 

      Diazoxide (Hyperstat)

    • D. 

      Nitroprusside sodium (Nipride)

  • 10. 
    Which drug would be least likely used in the initial pharmacological treatment of mild hypertension?
    • A. 

      Amlodipine (Norvasc)

    • B. 

      Metoprolol (Lopressor)

    • C. 

       enalapril (Vasotec)

    • D. 

      Minoxidil (Loniten)