An Interesting Quiz On Antivirals

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Antiviral Drug Quizzes & Trivia

Antiviral drugs are medications used to prevent and treat infections caused by viruses the drugs work by reducing the ability of the virus to reproduce. The interesting quiz below is designed to help you learn more about the different antiviral drugs in existence and their use. Give it a shot!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Acyclovir does not treat
    • A. 

      RSV

    • B. 

      HSV

    • C. 

      EBV

  • 2. 
    DOC for most CMV infections
    • A. 

      Acyclovir

    • B. 

      Cidofovir

    • C. 

      Ganciclovir

  • 3. 
    This drug should be used in adults only
    • A. 

      Palivizumab

    • B. 

      Rimantidine

    • C. 

      Oseltamivir

  • 4. 
    This drug is given monthly up until RSV season
    • A. 

      Ribavirin

    • B. 

      Zanamivir

    • C. 

      Palivizumab

  • 5. 
    This drug should only be given to pts >/= 7 years old
    • A. 

      Zanamivir

    • B. 

      Foscarnet

    • C. 

      Amantadine

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is not a treatment for influenza A virus?
    • A. 

      Ribavirin

    • B. 

      Rimantadine

    • C. 

      Oseltamivir

  • 7. 
    DOC for acyclovir-resistant VZV infection
    • A. 

      Cidofovir

    • B. 

      Famiciclovir

    • C. 

      Foscarnet

  • 8. 
    This drug treats CMV retinitis and esophagitis
    • A. 

      Foscarnet

    • B. 

      Vidarabine

    • C. 

      Valacyclovir

  • 9. 
    This drug must be phosphorylated by viral TK
    • A. 

      Valacyclovir

    • B. 

      Gancyclovir

    • C. 

      Acyclovir

  • 10. 
    This drug blocks the uncoating of the influenza A virus
    • A. 

      Oseltamivir

    • B. 

      Ribavirin

    • C. 

      Amantadine

  • 11. 
    Which of these drugs does not inhibit cleavage of sialic acid (ie - inhibit release of new viruses into ECM)?
    • A. 

      Rimantadine

    • B. 

      Zanamivir

    • C. 

      Oseltamivir

  • 12. 
    This drug treats HSV encephalitis and keratitis
    • A. 

      Ganciclovir

    • B. 

      Vidabirine

    • C. 

      Palivizumab

  • 13. 
    This drug may cause a serious hypersensitivity reaction
    • A. 

      Palivizumab

    • B. 

      Foscarnet

    • C. 

      Acyclovir

  • 14. 
    A med student should probably not take this drug directly before a neuro exam (unless they want to fail due to lack of mental alertness)
    • A. 

      Rimantadine

    • B. 

      Cidofovir

    • C. 

      Ganciclovir

  • 15. 
    DOC for viral encephalitis
    • A. 

      Acyclovir

    • B. 

      Gancyclovir

    • C. 

      Rimantadine

  • 16. 
    Pregnant women should avoid pts taking
    • A. 

      RSV IgG

    • B. 

      Ribavirin

    • C. 

      Vidarabine

  • 17. 
    This drug is administered via inhalation
    • A. 

      Zanamivir

    • B. 

      Palivizumab

    • C. 

      Ribavirin

  • 18. 
    This drug may cause nephrotoxicity
    • A. 

      Cidofovir

    • B. 

      Foscarnet

    • C. 

      Rimantadine

  • 19. 
    This drug doesn't require phosphorylation
    • A. 

      Acyclovir

    • B. 

      Ribavirin

    • C. 

      Foscarnet

  • 20. 
    Which of these is not an neuroaminidase inhibitor?
    • A. 

      Vidarabine

    • B. 

      Zanamivir

    • C. 

      Oseltamivir

  • 21. 
    This drug is contraindicated in pts with COPD and/or asthma
    • A. 

      Zanamivir

    • B. 

      Amantadine

    • C. 

      Famciclovir

  • 22. 
    This drug is contraindicated in pts with closed angle glaucoma
    • A. 

      Amantadine

    • B. 

      Famciclovir

    • C. 

      Zanamivir

  • 23. 
    This drug prevents infection of host cell by bind to fusion (F) protein
    • A. 

      Vidarabine

    • B. 

      Acyclovir

    • C. 

      Palivizumab

  • 24. 
    This drug is a synthetic analog of guanosine
    • A. 

      Ribavirin

    • B. 

      Acyclovir

    • C. 

      Ganciclovir

  • 25. 
    This drug is used topically
    • A. 

      Foscarnet

    • B. 

      Cidofovir

    • C. 

      Valavcyclovir

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