Hardest Trivia Quiz On Pharmacology

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Drugs come in different forms, and they can be human-made, natural, or endogenous. A pharmacologist is a conducts research experiments and tests drugs to study their effects on animals and humans. The quiz below is seen as the hardest trivia quiz on pharmacology, and it is centered on cardiac and pulm meds. Give it a shot and see just how much you know.


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  • 1. 
    Which drug category is the standard of care for heart failure?
    • A. 

      Beta blockers

    • B. 

      Digitalis

    • C. 

      ACE Inhibitors

    • D. 

      Calcium Channel Blockers

  • 2. 
    Heart failure and Congestive Heart failure are the same.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Which class of drug does atenolol/Tenormin belong to?
    • A. 

      Selective B-blocker

    • B. 

      Calcium Channel blocker

    • C. 

      HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor

    • D. 

      Non-selective B-blocker

  • 4. 
    Which is not one of the 4 major risk factors for atherosclerosis?
    • A. 

      Cigarette Smoking

    • B. 

      Hypertension

    • C. 

      Hyperlipidemia

    • D. 

      Obesity

    • E. 

      Physical Inactivity

  • 5. 
    An ADR of amiodarone/Pacerone is:
    • A. 

      Dry mouth

    • B. 

      Tachycardia

    • C. 

      Pulmonary fibrosis

    • D. 

      Nausea

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is not a sign of Dig toxicity?
    • A. 

      Nausea

    • B. 

      Vomiting

    • C. 

      Arrhythmias

    • D. 

      Diarrhea

    • E. 

      Constipation

  • 7. 
    What is  NOT true about furosemide/Lasix?
    • A. 

      It is a loop diuretic.

    • B. 

      It is a thiazide.

    • C. 

      You have to be concerned about K+ loss.

    • D. 

      It is a stronger diuretic.

  • 8. 
    Carvediol/Coreg is a:
    • A. 

      Vasodilator

    • B. 

      B-blocker

    • C. 

      Dual blocker

    • D. 

      ARB

  • 9. 
    This drug blocks aldosterone and is K+ sparing:
    • A. 

      Milrinone/Primacor

    • B. 

      Colesevelam/Welchol

    • C. 

      Losartan/Cozaar

    • D. 

      Spironolactone/Aldactone

  • 10. 
    Nifedipine/Procardia works by:
    • A. 

      Decreasing myocardial demand through slowing heart rate

    • B. 

      Decreasing myocardial demand through inhibiting contraction

    • C. 

      Dilates bronchioles

    • D. 

      Inhibits ion resorption channels in the kidneys

  • 11. 
    How long does it take for platelet aggregate inhibitors to be cleared of the system?
    • A. 

      24 hours

    • B. 

      7-10 days

    • C. 

      3-5 days

    • D. 

      2 weeks

  • 12. 
    How many nitroglycerin pills should an individual take before calling 911?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      5

    • E. 

      1

  • 13. 
    What is the most common side effect of nitrates?
    • A. 

      Bleeding

    • B. 

      Coughing

    • C. 

      Nausea

    • D. 

      Headache

  • 14. 
    How do HMG-Coa reductase inhibitors work?
    • A. 

      By preventing the recycling of bule

    • B. 

      Mobilizing fat stores into FFAs

    • C. 

      Inhibit the rate-limiting ezyme in liver production of cholesterol

    • D. 

      Increasing activity of lipoprotein lipase to break down triglycerides and lead to FFA uptake into muscle

  • 15. 
    Sumvastatin/Zocor is in which class of drugs?
    • A. 

      HMG-CoA

    • B. 

      Bile Acid Binding Resins

    • C. 

      Fibrates

    • D. 

      Phosphodiesterase inhibitors

  • 16. 
    What is NOT true about BNP?
    • A. 

      Is a hormone produce by the myocardium in response to fluid overload

    • B. 

      Produces coronary vasodilation and excretion of sodium

    • C. 

      Produces coronary vasodilation and excretion of potassium

    • D. 

      Nesiritide/Natrecor

  • 17. 
    The most common adverse effect of nicotinic acid is:
    • A. 

      Dry cough

    • B. 

      Flushing

    • C. 

      Diarrhea

    • D. 

      Vomiting

    • E. 

      Headahce

  • 18. 
    Which of the following classes of drugs increases myocardial calcium availability which improves contractility?
    • A. 

      ACE receptor blockers

    • B. 

      Cardiac Glycosides

    • C. 

      Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors

    • D. 

      Anti-arrhythmics

  • 19. 
    All of these are adverse effects of beta-2 agonists except:
    • A. 

      Tremor

    • B. 

      Tachycardia

    • C. 

      Bradycardia

    • D. 

      Hypokalemia

    • E. 

      Hyperglycemia

  • 20. 
    Budesonide/Rhinocort is:
    • A. 

      A Beta 2 agonist

    • B. 

      A leukotriene antagonist

    • C. 

      An antitussive

    • D. 

      A corticosteroid

  • 21. 
    This class of drugs acts by blocking muscarinic receptors to prevent vasoconstriction:
    • A. 

      Anticholinergic

    • B. 

      Corticosteroid

    • C. 

      Beta 2 Agonist

    • D. 

      Beta Blocker

    • E. 

      Antitussives

  • 22. 
    What is true about Theophylline/Theo-dur/Theo-bid?
    • A. 

      It is a methylxanthine that has a high therapeutic index and may cause nausea or vomiting.

    • B. 

      It is an antitussive that is used to decrease activity of afferent nerves and it may cause nausea.

    • C. 

      It is a methylxanthine that has a low therapeutic index.

    • D. 

      It is a corticosteroid that commonly causes weigth gain, hypertension, and acne.

  • 23. 
    Montelukast/Singular works how?
    • A. 

      By suppressing early portions of the inflammatory process.

    • B. 

      By suppressing airway inflammation and increasing airway diameter.

    • C. 

      By decreasing sensitivity of the cough center in the brain.

    • D. 

      By preventing mast cell degranulation.

  • 24. 
    This class of drugs work by relaxing bronchial muscles and allowing epinephrine to work>
    • A. 

      Beta blockers

    • B. 

      Beta 2 agonists

    • C. 

      Anticholinergics

  • 25. 
    Which of the following is not an antihistamine?
    • A. 

      Loratadine/Claritin

    • B. 

      Cetirizine/Zyrtec

    • C. 

      Ezetimide/Zetia

    • D. 

      Fexofenadine/Allegra

  • 26. 
    Cromolyn/Nasalcrom:
    • A. 

      Acts by inhibiting basophils.

    • B. 

      Does not act on bronchial smooth muscles, but only decreases airway inflammation.

    • C. 

      Decreases airway inflammation and works on bronchial smooth muscles.

    • D. 

      Has many side effects.

  • 27. 
    Ototoxicity may occur with loop diuretics.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 28. 
    The class of drugs used for secondary prevention of clots is:
    • A. 

      Platelet Aggregate Inhibitors

    • B. 

      Anticoagulants

    • C. 

      Thrombolytics

  • 29. 
    This class of drug reduces tone in arteriles, leading to relative vasodilation and is used primarily in patients with Peripheral vascular diseases:
    • A. 

      Beta blockers

    • B. 

      Alpha blockers

    • C. 

      Ca Channel blockers

    • D. 

      Fibrates

  • 30. 
    Seldenaful/Viagra is the same as which of the following:
    • A. 

      Fexofenadine/Allegra

    • B. 

      Rovatio

    • C. 

      Sodium Nitroprusside

    • D. 

      TPa

  • 31. 
    Loss of K+ is a problem with loop diuretics.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 32. 
    Non-selective beta blockers lead to bronchoconstriction, but selective Beta blockers don't.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 33. 
    Which is not a side effect of beta blockers?
    • A. 

      Vasoconstriction

    • B. 

      Bradycardia

    • C. 

      Increased LDL

    • D. 

      Bronchodilation

    • E. 

      Fatigue

  • 34. 
    ACE inhibitors are effecting in treating hypertension without the side effect of cough.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 35. 
    Thromboxane A2 and Fibrinogen are anti-thrombic factors
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 36. 
    Warfarin/Coumadin:
    • A. 

      Is an anticoagulant.

    • B. 

      Inhibits clotting by blocking the Vitamin K pathway.

    • C. 

      Is commonly given after orthopedic surgery.

    • D. 

      A & B

    • E. 

      A & C

  • 37. 
    Asthma is defined by the degree of bronchoconstriction seen in response to muscarinin stimulation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 38. 
    Which is a Beta-2 agonist?
    • A. 

      Cromolyn/Nasalcrom

    • B. 

      Zafirlukast/Accolade

    • C. 

      Beclomethasone/Vanceril

    • D. 

      Albuterol/Ventolin

  • 39. 
    Which is an antitussive?
    • A. 

      Dornase alpha/Pulmozyme

    • B. 

      Codeine/hydrocodone

    • C. 

      Seldenafil/Viagra

    • D. 

      Veranicline/Chantix

  • 40. 
    Gemfibrozil/Lopid is:
    • A. 

      A fibrate

    • B. 

      Nicotinic acid

    • C. 

      The same as Vytorin

    • D. 

      Bile acid binding resin

  • 41. 
    Tiotropium/Spiriva:
    • A. 

      Corticosteroid

    • B. 

      Anticholinergic

    • C. 

      Antitussive

    • D. 

      Leukotriene antagonists

    • E. 

      Beta 2 agonist