Am I A Good Pharmacologist? Quiz

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Want to be a pharmacologist? Well, it is a profession of great responsibility, you have to be on your toes all the time because you will be dealing with different types of drugs and medications administering their effects on living bodies. Do you want to know 'Am I A Good Pharmacologist? '? Take this quiz to find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The nurse administers medications by various routes of delivery. The nurse recognizes which route of administration as requiring higher dosages of drugs to achieve a therapeutic effect?
    • A. 

      Intravenous route

    • B. 

      Oral route

    • C. 

      Rectal route

    • D. 

      Sublingual route

  • 2. 
    The patient is experiencing chest pain and need to take sublingual form of nitroglycerin. Where does the nurse instruct the patient to place the tablet?
    • A. 

      Under the tongue

    • B. 

      On top of the tongue

    • C. 

      At the back of the throat

    • D. 

      In the space between the cheek and the gum

  • 3. 
    The nurse administers medications by various routes of delivery. The nurse recognizes which route of administration as requiring higher dosages of drugs to achieve a therapeutic effect?
    • A. 

      Intravenous Route

    • B. 

      Rectal route

    • C. 

      Oral route

    • D. 

      Sublingual route

  • 4. 
    The patient is experiencing chest pain and need to take sublingual form of nitroglycerin. Where does the nurse instruct the patient to place the tablet?
    • A. 

      On top of the tongue

    • B. 

      At the back of the throat

    • C. 

      In the space between the cheek and the gum

    • D. 

      Under the tongue

  • 5. 
    The patient is complaining of a headache and asks the nurse which over-the-counter medication form would work the fastest to help reduce the pain. Which medication form will the nurse suggest ?
    • A. 

      A capsule

    • B. 

      A powder

    • C. 

      A tablet

    • D. 

      A enteric-coated tablet

  • 6. 
    The patient is asking the nurse about current U.S. laws and regulation of herbal products. According to the Dietary Supplement and Health Education Act (DSHEA) of 1994, which statement is true?
    • A. 

      Producers of herbal products must prove therapeutic efficacy.

    • B. 

      Herbal remedies are protected by patent laws.

    • C. 

      Medicinal herbs are viewed as dietary supplements.

    • D. 

      Herbal remedies are held to the same standards as drugs.

  • 7. 
    The client tells the nurse that her symptoms have become worse since she has been using oxymetazoline (Afrin) for nasal congestion. What is the best assessment question for the nurse to ask?
    • A. 

      “How long have you been using the medication?”

    • B. 

      “How old is the bottle you are using?”

    • C. 

      “May I take your temperature?”

    • D. 

      “Are you using any other inhaled medications?”

  • 8. 
    The client receives albuterol (Proventil) via inhaler. He asks the nurse why he can’t just take a pill. What is the best response by the nurse?
    • A. 

      “Because this medication would produce too many side effects; you will have very few side effects with inhaled medications.

    • B. 

      “Because this medication cannot be absorbed from your GI tract; the acid in your stomach would destroy it.”

    • C. 

      “When you inhale the drug the blood supply in your lungs picks it up rapidly, resulting in quicker effects.”

    • D. 

      “Because pills cannot help illness; you must have inhaled medications for relief of symptoms.”

  • 9. 
    When educating a patient recently placed on inhaled corticosteroids, the nurse will discuss which potential adverse effects?
    • A. 

      Anxiety and palpitations

    • B. 

      Oral candidiasis and dry mouth

    • C. 

      Headache and rapid rate

    • D. 

      Fatigue and depression

  • 10. 
     Discharge planning for the client prescribed tetracycline will include which of the following?
    • A. 

      Do not take the medication with milk.

    • B. 

      Take the mediction with iron supplements

    • C. 

      Take the medication with antacids

    • D. 

      Decrease the amount of vitamins

  • 11. 
    The client asks the nurse why there aren’t better drugs for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection when so much money is spent on research. What is the best response by the nurse?
    • A. 

      “Developing new drugs is so difficult because people think acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a gay disease”

    • B. 

      “Developing new drugs is difficult because we still do not understand the virus.”

    • C. 

      “Developing new drugs is difficult because the virus mutates so readily”

    • D. 

      “Developing new drugs is difficult because we still do not have enough money.”

  • 12. 
    The nurse informs the patient that the drug most likely to be ordered for the client with herpes simplex virus is which of the following ?
    • A. 

      Acyclovir (Zovirax)

    • B. 

      Zidovudine (Retrovir)

    • C. 

      Nystatin ( Fungizone)

    • D. 

      Methonidazole (Flagyl)

  • 13. 
    A client has been prescribed oseltamivir (Tamiflu) after complaining of influenza-like symptoms. That information should the nurse provide for this client? 
    • A. 

      Get this prescription filled and begin taking the medication immediately

    • B. 

      This medication is given by inhalation

    • C. 

      The medication will be helpful if you have influenza or a cold

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 14. 
    A patient who has started drug therapy for tuberculosis wants to know how long he will be on the medications. Which response by the nurse is correct?
    • A. 

      “Drug therapy will last until the symptoms have stopped.”

    • B. 

      “Drug therapy will continue until the tuberculosis develops resistance.”

    • C. 

      “You should expect to take these drugs for as long as 24 months.”

    • D. 

      “You will be on this drug therapy for the rest of your life.”

  • 15. 
    A patient newly diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) has been taking antituberculor drugs for 1 week calls the clinic and is very upset. He says, “My urine is dark orange! What’s wrong with me?” Which response by the nurse is correct?
    • A. 

      This is an expected side effect of the medicine. Let’s review what to expect.”

    • B. 

      It’s possible that the TB is worse. Please come in to the clinic to be checked”

    • C. 

      This is not what we usually see with these drugs. Please come in to the clinic to be checked

    • D. 

      “You will need to stop the medication, and it will all go away”

  • 16. 
    The nurse is discussing adverse effects of antitubercular drugs with a patient who has active tuberculosis. Which potential adverse effect of antitubercular drug therapy should the patient report to the prescriber?
    • A. 

      Numbness and tingling of extremeties

    • B. 

      Headache and nervousness

    • C. 

      Reddish-orange urine and stool

    • D. 

      Gastrointestinal upset

  • 17. 
    A patient who has been taking isoniazid (INH) has a new prescription for pyridoxine (Vit B6). She is wondering why she needs this medication. The nurse explains that pyridoxine is often given concurrently with the isoniazid to prevent which condition?
    • A. 

      Hair loss

    • B. 

      Renal failure

    • C. 

      Peripheral neuropathy

    • D. 

      Heart failure

  • 18. 
    The nurse will assess the patient for which potential contraindication to antitubercular therapy?
    • A. 

      Glaucoma

    • B. 

      Hepatic impairment

    • C. 

      Heart failure

    • D. 

      Anemia

  • 19. 
    Furosemide (Lasix) is prescribed for a patient who is about to be discharged, and the nurse provides instructions to the patient about the medication. Which statement by the nurse is correct?
    • A. 

      "If you experience weight gain, such as 5 or more pounds a week, contact your prescriber"

    • B. 

      "Take this medication in the morning"

    • C. 

      Be sure to change positions slowly and rise slowly after sitting or lying so as to prevent dizziness and possible fainting because of blood pressure changes.”

    • D. 

      "Avoid high potassium foods such as bananas, oranges, fresh vegetables, and dates.

  • 20. 
    The nurse will monitor a patient for signs and symptoms of hyperkalemia if the patient is taking which of these diuretics?
    • A. 

      Spironolactone (Aldactone)

    • B. 

      Furosemide (Lasix)

    • C. 

      Diamox

    • D. 

      HydroDIURIL

  • 21. 
    When a patient is receiving diuretic therapy, which of these assessment measures would best reflect the patient’s fluid volume status?
    • A. 

      Serum potassium and sodium levels

    • B. 

      Blood pressure and pulse

    • C. 

      Measurement of abdominal girth and calf circumference

    • D. 

      Intake, output, and daily weight.

  • 22. 
    A patient in the neurologic intensive care unit is being treated for cerebral edema. Which class of diuretic is used to reduce intracranial pressure?
    • A. 

      Thiazide diuretics

    • B. 

      Osmotic diuretics

    • C. 

      Loop diuretics

    • D. 

      Vasodilators

  • 23. 
    A 79 year old patient is taking a diuretic for treatment of hypertension. This patient is very independent and ants to continue to live at home. The nurse will know that which teaching point is important for this patient?
    • A. 

      He should take this diuretic with his evening meal

    • B. 

      He should skip the diuretic dose if he plans to leave his home.

    • C. 

      He needs to take extra precautions while standing up because of possible orthostatic hypotension and resulting injury from falls.

    • D. 

      If he feel dizzy while on this medication he needs to stop taking this medication and take potassium supplements instead.

  • 24. 
    When reviewing the mechanisms of action of diuretics, the nurse knows that which statement is true about loop diuretics?
    • A. 

      They are not effective when the creatinine clearance decreases below 25 mL/min

    • B. 

      They have a rapid onset of action and cause rapid diuresis.

    • C. 

      They work by inhibiting aldosterone

    • D. 

      They are very potent, having a diuretic effect that lasts up to 48 hours

  • 25. 
    A patient is being discharged to home on a single daily dose of a diuretic. The nurse instructs the patient to take the dose at which time so it will be least disruptive to the patient’s routine?
    • A. 

      With supper

    • B. 

      In the morning

    • C. 

      At bedtime

    • D. 

      At noon

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