Panevelil Pharm Quiz

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Pharmacology Quizzes & Trivia

Practicing is very good in case you have some doubts on your ability to recall some of the things that you have learnt in class. This being said it is very important to ensure that you get reliable tests. Are you looking for some review of material for test 2 in pharmacology? The Panavelil Pharm quiz below is perfect for that so try it out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Beta adrenergic Agonists typically end in..
    • A. 

      - rol

    • B. 

      - one

    • C. 

      - tropium

    • D. 

      -tidine

  • 2. 
    What is the mechanism of action for beta-adrenergic agonists?
    • A. 

      Stimulation of alpha and beta receptors.

    • B. 

      Highly selective beta-2 agonistic affects

    • C. 

      Highly selective beta-1 agonists effects

    • D. 

      Used only through parenteral administration to prophylactically treat asthma.

  • 3. 
    What is the most appropriate choice of aerosol during an acute asthma attack?
    • A. 

      Salmeterol

    • B. 

      Cromolyn

    • C. 

      Albuterol

    • D. 

      Prednisolone

  • 4. 
    Which of the following medication would not be appropriate to give during an acute asthma attack?
    • A. 

      Albuterol

    • B. 

      Epinephrine

    • C. 

      Terbutaline

    • D. 

      Salmeterol

  • 5. 
    What is the #1 choice in treating status asthmaticus & anaphylaxis?
    • A. 

      Hydrocortisone

    • B. 

      Epinephrine

    • C. 

      Albuterol

    • D. 

      Ipratropium

  • 6. 
    Beta-Adrenergic agonists are well known to cause tolerance in patients. As the care provider what should your response be to this?
    • A. 

      Treat pt with another highly specific beta 2 agonist

    • B. 

      Increase the dosage of the medication

    • C. 

      Switch pt to corticosteroids for 5 days

    • D. 

      Switch pt to theophylline

  • 7. 
    Corticosteroids usually end in.....
    • A. 

      -rol

    • B. 

      -ine

    • C. 

      -roid

    • D. 

      -one

  • 8. 
    Inhaled corticosteroids are generally recommended to be used for what?
    • A. 

      For maintenance and prophylaxis of asthma

    • B. 

      For treatment of acute asthma attacks

    • C. 

      For the treatment of candidiasis

    • D. 

      For treatment of acute exacerbations of reversible airway obstruction in pts not responsive to first line therapies

  • 9. 
    What is the Mechanism of action of corticosteroids?
    • A. 

      Highly selective beta-2 agonistic effects

    • B. 

      Inhibit synthesis of leukotrienes, prostaglandins and thromboxane

    • C. 

      Inhibition of phosphodiesterase and antogonism of adenosine to increase cAMP.

    • D. 

      Binds to IgE which prevents IgE from binding to anything else which would trigger allergic response

  • 10. 
    Which Anticholinergic drug is used solely for the treatment of COPD?
    • A. 

      Ipratropium

    • B. 

      Theophylline

    • C. 

      Tiotropium

    • D. 

      Montelukast

  • 11. 
    What is the only methyl xanthine used in the treatment of asthma?
    • A. 

      Omalizumab

    • B. 

      Diphenhydramine

    • C. 

      Ipratropium

    • D. 

      Theophylline

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is NOT a side effect associated with Theophylline?
    • A. 

      Headache, Insomnia, Tremors

    • B. 

      Sedation and lethargy

    • C. 

      Lethal arrythmias and hypotension with overdose

    • D. 

      Diuresis

  • 13. 
    What medication is used as a prophylactic agent to treat mild and moderate asthma mainly in children?
    • A. 

      Albuterol

    • B. 

      Ipratroprium

    • C. 

      Cromolyn

    • D. 

      Theophylline

  • 14. 
    Mechanism of Action of Cromolyn?
    • A. 

      Beta-2 agonist

    • B. 

      Inhibit synthesis of leukotrienes, prostaglandins and thromboxane

    • C. 

      Phosphodiesterase inhibition and adenosine antagonism which which leads to increased cAMP.

    • D. 

      Inhibit mast cell degranulation and prevents release of Histamine.

  • 15. 
    In what way is Montelukast different from the other Luekotriene antagonists?
    • A. 

      Does not inhibit CYP2C9 or CYP3A4

    • B. 

      Increases liver enzymes much more

    • C. 

      Useful for acute asthma attacks

    • D. 

      It's the only med I can actually remember.

  • 16. 
    What is the MOA of Omalizumab?
    • A. 

      Blockade of prostaglandins and suppression of peritumoral inflammation

    • B. 

      Monoclonal Anti-Body which lowers IgE levels and prevnts an allergic response

    • C. 

      Competitively blocks H1 receptors

    • D. 

      Phosphodiesterase inhibition and adenosine antagonism which which leads to increased cAMP.

  • 17. 
    Which of the following is true regarding H1 antihistamines?
    • A. 

      Histamine Agonists

    • B. 

      The second generation of H1 antihistamines are HIGHLY lipid soluble

    • C. 

      They all cross blood brain barrier and cause sedation

    • D. 

      Known to cause HTN

  • 18. 
    Most H1 Antihistamines end in....
    • A. 

      -moa

    • B. 

      -tyzine

    • C. 

      -role

    • D. 

      - ine

  • 19. 
    How are second generation H1 antihistamines different from the first generation?
    • A. 

      Less lipid soluble and thus cause less sedation.

    • B. 

      Have different suffix to drug names

    • C. 

      More likely to cause arrythmias

    • D. 

      Are not as effective for treating allergies.

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is not a clinical use of H1 antihistamines?
    • A. 

      Treatment of nausea and vomiting in pregnany

    • B. 

      Treatment of gastric acid reflux

    • C. 

      Treatment of allergies

    • D. 

      Prevention of motion sickness

  • 21. 
    Which H1 antihistamine can be used in the treatment of anaphylaxis?
    • A. 

      Promethazine

    • B. 

      Azelastine

    • C. 

      Diphenhydramine

    • D. 

      Fexofenadine

  • 22. 
    Which H1 antihistamine has the strongest anti-emetic effects?
    • A. 

      Desloratadine

    • B. 

      Azelastine

    • C. 

      Promethazine

    • D. 

      Panavelitidine

  • 23. 
    Which H1 antihistamine has a dual action which not only antagonizes H1 receptors but also inhibits histamine release from mast cells?
    • A. 

      Azelastine

    • B. 

      Promethazine

    • C. 

      Toxitine

    • D. 

      Cetirizine

  • 24. 
    Which medication would you use to treat a patient on SSRI's who is complaining of anorgasmy?
    • A. 

      Cetirizine

    • B. 

      Cyproheptadine (Periactin)

    • C. 

      MAO inhibitor

    • D. 

      Switch them to a different SSRI

  • 25. 
    Which H1 antihistamine drug could you safely give to a one year old child?
    • A. 

      Loratadine (Claritin)

    • B. 

      Dimenhydrinate (Dramamine)

    • C. 

      Cetirizine (Zyrtec)

    • D. 

      Any of them, they have all been approved for children over the age of 6 months