Pharm Review Exam 3

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Pharm Review Exam 3

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which laxative is safe to take daily?
    • A. 

      Castor oil

    • B. 

      Senna

    • C. 

      Mineral oil

    • D. 

      Magnesium citrate

  • 2. 
    This OTC medication is recommended for patients with a productive cough
    • A. 

      Benzonatate

    • B. 

      Codeine

    • C. 

      Dextromethorphan

    • D. 

      Guaifenesin

  • 3. 
    2nd generation antihistamines work by blocking H1 receptors in the skin, vasculature, and CNS.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Use caution when recommending this medication to patients with CHF, HTN, or renal failure.
    • A. 

      Sodium phosphate

    • B. 

      Glycerin suppository

    • C. 

      Ducosate

  • 5. 
    This med is indicated to relieve persistent ANS symptoms in patients with anxiety disorders.
    • A. 

      Temazepam

    • B. 

      Diazepam

    • C. 

      Propanolol

    • D. 

      Buspirone

  • 6. 
    This sedative both potentiates the effects of GABA and acts as a direct GABA agonist.
    • A. 

      Triazolam

    • B. 

      Zolpidem

    • C. 

      Chlordiazepoxide

    • D. 

      Pentobarbital

  • 7. 
    This barbiturate is used as a preventative treatment of seizures in children
    • A. 

      Secobarbital

    • B. 

      Phenobarbital

    • C. 

      Pentobarbital

  • 8. 
    These two are first line TCAs due to their decreased risk of side effects
    • A. 

      Desipramine

    • B. 

      Amitriptyline

    • C. 

      Nortriptyline

  • 9. 
    This drug(s) have no risk of causing Serotonin Syndrome:
    • A. 

      SSRIs

    • B. 

      TCAs

    • C. 

      Buproprion

    • D. 

      Mirtazepine

  • 10. 
    These drugs cause insomnia (check all that apply)
    • A. 

      SSRIs

    • B. 

      TCAs

    • C. 

      Oral decongestants

    • D. 

      Caffeine

    • E. 

      Corticosteroids

    • F. 

      Mirtazepine

    • G. 

      Parkinson's drugs

  • 11. 
    GABA is an excitatory CNS neurotransmitter 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    These benzodiazepines have significant CYP450 interactions
    • A. 

      Diazepam

    • B. 

      Oxazepam

    • C. 

      Temazepam

    • D. 

      Alprazolam

    • E. 

      Midazolam

    • F. 

      Triazolam

  • 13. 
    This SNRI is FDA approved for fibromyalgia treatment
    • A. 

      Venlafaxine

    • B. 

      Desvenlafaxine

    • C. 

      Duloxetime

  • 14. 
    Your patient is experiencing anorexia and insomnia secondary to her depression. What medication is best suited for her based on this information?
    • A. 

      Buproprion

    • B. 

      Fluoxetine

    • C. 

      Mirtazepine

    • D. 

      Phenelzine

  • 15. 
    These are common adverse effects of lithium treatment for bipolar disorder
    • A. 

      Hyperthyroidism

    • B. 

      Teratogenicity

    • C. 

      Depression

    • D. 

      Sexual dysfunction

    • E. 

      Weight loss

  • 16. 
    Your bipolar patient is acutely agitated and psychotic. What will you give them acutely so they calm the hell down?
    • A. 

      Valproic acid

    • B. 

      Benzodiazepine

    • C. 

      Buproprion

    • D. 

      1st gen antipsychotic

  • 17. 
    2nd gen antipsychotics block serotonin receptors as well as D1, D2, and D4 dopamine receptors
    • A. 

      Duh!

    • B. 

      Nope

  • 18. 
    Both 1st and 2nd gen antipsychotics are effective for positive and negative symptoms associated with schizophrenia.
    • A. 

      Of course

    • B. 

      No. That's stupid.

  • 19. 
    This 2nd gen antipsychotic has the highest rate of EPSEs 
    • A. 

      Quetiapine

    • B. 

      Clozapine

    • C. 

      Risperidone

    • D. 

      Your mom

  • 20. 
    The best treatment for akathisia is anticholinergic drugs such as benztropine.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Dopamine itself cannot be used as a treatment for Parkinson's because it cannot cross the blood brain barrier.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Both pramipexole and ropinirole are FDA approved for Restless Leg Syndrome
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Benztropine is an effective treatment for tremor, drooling, and gait problems associated with PD.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    The is an acceptable barbiturate to use in the elderly.
    • A. 

      Midazolam

    • B. 

      Flurazepam

    • C. 

      Clonazepam

    • D. 

      Oxazepam

  • 25. 
    TCAs are appropriate second line treatment in depression in the elderly.
    • A. 

      I concur

    • B. 

      No

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