Medications On The NCLEX Exam

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  • 1. 
    Amiodarone HCL is a(n):___________________drug?
    • A. 

      Respiratory

    • B. 

      Endocrine

    • C. 

      Cardiac

    • D. 

      Gastrointestinal

  • 2. 
    This is an antiparkinsonian drug that may cause photosensitivity. Teaching involves protecting the eyes in sunlight. The correct drug is:______________________
    • A. 

      Amiodorone

    • B. 

      Celebrex

    • C. 

      Tegretol

    • D. 

      Comtan

  • 3. 
    ____________ is used to prevent strokes; monitor for signs of bleeding and cholestasis.
    • A. 

      Ticlid

    • B. 

      Pravachol

    • C. 

      Lopid

    • D. 

      Protonix

  • 4. 
    Dilantin is a(n):______________________medication.
    • A. 

      Anti-parkinsonian

    • B. 

      Analgesic

    • C. 

      Anti-inflammatory

    • D. 

      Anti-convulsant

  • 5. 
    The most commom side effect of Theophylline/Aminophulline is:_______________________
    • A. 

      HTN

    • B. 

      Tachycardia

    • C. 

      Hypernea

    • D. 

      Hypernatremia

  • 6. 
    PTT tests should be monitored while the clients is taking:__________________
    • A. 

      Coumadin

    • B. 

      Aspirin

    • C. 

      Vitamin K

    • D. 

      Heparin

  • 7. 
    Ibuprofin can be given to all of the following clients except:______________________
    • A. 

      47-year old with a severe headache

    • B. 

      20-year old who gave birth two days ago.

    • C. 

      16-year old; post appendectomy this morning

    • D. 

      68-year old with a sinus infection

  • 8. 
    Which drug should be withheld for a child with suspected Reye syndrome?__________________
    • A. 

      Codiene

    • B. 

      Amoxicillin

    • C. 

      Ibuprofin

    • D. 

      Aspirin

  • 9. 
    Which symptom should be monitored for and reported when a client is taking Pravachol?________________
    • A. 

      Unexplained muscle pain

    • B. 

      Mild anorexia

    • C. 

      Double vision

    • D. 

      Constipation

  • 10. 
    If the client is taking the medication Tegretol, the nurse must be mindful of all of the following except:
    • A. 

      Left shoulder/arm pain

    • B. 

      Bone marrow supression

    • C. 

      Check CBC values

    • D. 

      Discontinue the drug slowly

  • 11. 
    Lopid should best be taken:
    • A. 

      On an empty stomach

    • B. 

      On a full stomach

    • C. 

      1/2 hour before meals

    • D. 

      In the morning, before meals

  • 12. 
    A client on Crestor must have their _______________ monitored while on this medication.
    • A. 

      LDH

    • B. 

      AST/ALT

    • C. 

      CBC with Diff

    • D. 

      Electrolytes

  • 13. 
    When administering Protonix, the nurse would exercise poor judgement when she:_____________
    • A. 

      Crushes the tablet

    • B. 

      Puts it into a medication dispenser cup

    • C. 

      Mixes it with juice

    • D. 

      Gives it one hour after a meal

  • 14. 
    While administering Mevacor, the nurse should assess the clients _____________.
    • A. 

      Electrolytes

    • B. 

      Liver function tests

    • C. 

      CBC

    • D. 

      PTT

  • 15. 
    All of the following are correct regarding Bumex except for:________________
    • A. 

      It is a diuretic

    • B. 

      Take in the evening

    • C. 

      Take in the morning

    • D. 

      May cause potassium depletion

  • 16. 
    The client's blood pressure is 90/56. The nurse should hold which of the client's medications?________________
    • A. 

      Norvasc

    • B. 

      Digoxin

    • C. 

      Tegretol

    • D. 

      Inderol

  • 17. 
    The client is experiencing bronchospasms. Which of the medications should the nurse withhold?
    • A. 

      Digoxin

    • B. 

      Plavix

    • C. 

      Inderal

    • D. 

      Zocor

  • 18. 
    The patient is starting Glucotrol. Which of the following statements made by the client alerts the nurse that more teaching is needed?________________
    • A. 

      I will take this 1/2 hour before meals.

    • B. 

      This drug will help regulate my blood sugar.

    • C. 

      I will have to monitor my sugar intake.

    • D. 

      I can still have beer on the weekends.

  • 19. 
    All is correct regarding Nexium except for:____________________
    • A. 

      Used to treat GERD

    • B. 

      Do not chew

    • C. 

      May be taken with other antacids

    • D. 

      Should not be taken with other antacids

  • 20. 
    Cialis is used to treat:___________________
    • A. 

      Cirrhosis

    • B. 

      Erythema

    • C. 

      Erectile dysfunction

    • D. 

      Dermatitis

  • 21. 
    Prozac can potentiate the effects of the following medications except:_______________________
    • A. 

      Heparin

    • B. 

      Digoxin

    • C. 

      Valium

    • D. 

      Coumadin

  • 22. 
    A clients with a history of seizure disorders has just been ordered Wellbutrin to quit smoking. The nurse is acting appropriately by  referring the client to a smoking cessation class.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    The nurse gave the client Flexeril for the first time in the doctor's office. The nurse is showing good judgement by allowing the client to drive one mile to his home.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Intal is a medication used to treat ______________, but may cause dizziness.
  • 25. 
    Teaching regarding Fosamax includes all of the following except:__________________
    • A. 

      Can not be taken with other daily medications

    • B. 

      Can be taken with Vitamin D

    • C. 

      Can be taken before meals with water

    • D. 

      Can take with orange juice, tea, or coffee

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