Medication Safety IQ Quiz!

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Medication Safety IQ Quiz! - Quiz

Medications play a big role in managing health care. But medications can also be a cause of health problems. Take this short True and False medication quiz to learn more about taking medications safely. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Medications are helpful, so the more the better.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This statement is not true because the assumption that "the more medications, the better" is incorrect. While medications can be helpful in treating various conditions, taking too many medications can lead to adverse effects, drug interactions, and unnecessary side effects. It is important to take medications as prescribed by a healthcare professional and to avoid self-medication or excessive use of medications.

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  • 2. 

    When I buy off-the-shelf drugs, I should carefully examine the packaging.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    It is important to carefully examine the packaging when buying off-the-shelf drugs because it helps ensure the safety and effectiveness of the medication. By examining the packaging, one can check for any signs of tampering or damage, verify the expiration date, and ensure that the packaging is intact and properly sealed. This helps to minimize the risk of purchasing counterfeit or expired drugs, and ensures that the medication is genuine and of high quality.

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  • 3. 

    If I am taking prescription drugs, it is still O.K. to take over-the-counter medications.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Taking prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications together can be risky as they may interact with each other and cause adverse effects. It is important to consult with a healthcare professional before combining any medications, even if they are available without a prescription. Therefore, it is not okay to take over-the-counter medications while taking prescription drugs.

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  • 4. 

    I can ask my prescription supplier or pharmacist for a regular cap instead of a child proof cap.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement is true because the individual can indeed ask their prescription supplier or pharmacist for a regular cap instead of a childproof cap. Some people may find it difficult to open childproof caps, so they have the option to request a regular cap that is easier to open. The prescription supplier or pharmacist will be able to provide the alternative cap upon request.

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  • 5. 

    Since herbal remedies are natural, they are all safe.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This statement is false because not all herbal remedies are safe. While some herbal remedies may be safe and have proven health benefits, others can have harmful side effects or interact negatively with medications. It is important to consult with a healthcare professional or do thorough research before using any herbal remedy to ensure its safety and effectiveness.

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  • 6. 

    Pain medications are just a band-aid masking pain but not improving the underlying condition.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that pain medications only provide temporary relief by masking pain, without addressing the root cause of the pain. However, this is not entirely true. While pain medications may not directly improve the underlying condition causing the pain, they can still be effective in managing pain and improving the overall quality of life for individuals suffering from chronic pain. Pain medications can help reduce pain levels, increase comfort, and allow patients to engage in daily activities more comfortably. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 7. 

    I should check the label of prescriptions to be sure I have received the correct medication and dosage.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    It is important to check the label of prescriptions to ensure that one has received the correct medication and dosage. This is necessary to prevent any potential mix-ups or errors in medication administration, which could have serious health consequences. By verifying the label, one can confirm that they are taking the right medication and the appropriate dosage as prescribed by their healthcare provider.

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  • 8. 

    Physical active can decrease or eliminate the need for many medications in some instances.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Regular physical activity has been shown to have numerous health benefits, including reducing the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and certain types of cancer. By engaging in regular exercise, individuals may be able to improve their overall health and reduce the need for certain medications. For example, exercise can help control blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and blood sugar levels, which may eliminate the need for medications that are typically prescribed to manage these conditions. Therefore, it is true that physical activity can decrease or even eliminate the need for many medications in some instances.

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  • 9. 

    My doctors all exchange notes to keep track of my prescriptions.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that the doctors exchange notes to keep track of the person's prescriptions. However, in reality, doctors do not typically exchange notes to keep track of prescriptions. Instead, they usually update the patient's medical records or communicate electronically to ensure accurate and up-to-date information about prescriptions. Therefore, the given statement is false.

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  • 10. 

    If I am taking a medication and start to feel better I should stop taking it right away, or at the least decrease it.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It is not advisable to stop taking a medication or decrease the dosage just because you start feeling better. Medications are prescribed for a specific duration and stopping or reducing them without consulting a healthcare professional can have negative consequences. It is important to complete the prescribed course of medication to ensure that the underlying condition is fully treated and to prevent any relapses.

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