Chronic Constipation: According To Uptodate

5 Questions | Total Attempts: 48

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One answer is correct per question. Must get 3/5 correct or as penance reveal a little known and embarrassing fact about oneself to the group.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Lupiprostone is:
    • A. 

      Like Astroglide for defecation

    • B. 

      Activates chloride channels and increases stool liquidity

    • C. 

      Only-The-Shadow knows the mechanism, but it works

    • D. 

      Only-The-Shadow knows the mechanism, but it works

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is a stimulant laxative:
    • A. 

      Bisocodyl

    • B. 

      Milk of Magnesia (MOM)

    • C. 

      PEG

    • D. 

      Psyllium

  • 3. 
    True or False:  Prunes are an effective laxative
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Which drug(s) do NOT (generally) cause constipation:
    • A. 

      Opiate narcotics (morphine, oxycodone, etc)

    • B. 

      Antihistamines (Benadryl, Allegra, Zyrtec, Claritin)

    • C. 

      Synthetic sugars (lactulose, sorbitol)

    • D. 

      Antipsychotics (Haldol, Abilify, Seroquel, etc)

    • E. 

      Iron supplements (FeSO4, One-a-Day with Iron)

  • 5. 
    The drug LEAST likely to help constipation:
    • A. 

      Psyllium (Metamucil)

    • B. 

      Polyethylene glycol (Miralax)

    • C. 

      Docusate (Colace)

    • D. 

      Magnesium hydroxide suspension (Milk of Magnesia)

    • E. 

      Lactulose (Enulose)

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