Pharmacology Trivia Quiz: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Medications!

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People are prescribed different types of medications based on their ailments. Every drug has a specific way it should be taken, and the patient should be made aware of how to take it. Below is a Pharmacology exam on the advantages and disadvantages of medicines. Give it a try and see how much you know about the different drugs mentioned.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Advantages of Inhalation (Aerosol/Powder Form) medications
    • A. 

      Smaller doses required

    • B. 

      One minute onsets

    • C. 

      Minimum side effects

    • D. 

      Easily tolerated

  • 2. 
    Disadvantages of Inhalation (Aerosol/Powder Form) medications
    • A. 

      Difficult to deliver precise dosage

    • B. 

      At best only 20% of drug is delivered to the specific site

    • C. 

      Needs patient cooperation for optimal delivery

    • D. 

      One minute onset

  • 3. 
    When educating patient receiving Aerosol Therapy you would coach them by
    • A. 

      Deep normal inspiration

    • B. 

      3-5 second pause and passively exhale

    • C. 

      Every 8th to 10th breathe

    • D. 

      Lean forward

  • 4. 
    Two ways of gastrointestinal administration
    • A. 

      Oral (most common), rectal

    • B. 

      Nasal (most common), oral

    • C. 

      Liquid form, powder form

    • D. 

      Aerosol form, powder form

  • 5. 
    Gastrointestinal Onset
    • A. 

      10 - 15 min

    • B. 

      20 - 25 min

    • C. 

      30 - 60 min

    • D. 

      45 - 1hr

  • 6. 
    Advantage of Gastrointestinal medications
    • A. 

      May lavage or induce vomiting in case of over dose

    • B. 

      One minute onset

    • C. 

      Easily tolerated

    • D. 

      Needs patient cooperation

  • 7. 
    Disadvantages of Gastrointestinal Medications
    • A. 

      Slow onset

    • B. 

      Poor absorption with food

    • C. 

      Stomach irritation

    • D. 

      Difficult to deliver precise dose

  • 8. 
    Skin patches are known as
    • A. 

      Trans-dermal

    • B. 

      Trans-epidural

    • C. 

      Trans-fusion

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    Onset for Transdermal
    • A. 

      10 - 15 min

    • B. 

      Minutes

    • C. 

      25 - 30 min

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    Transdermal is used for
    • A. 

      Post operational surgical procedures

    • B. 

      Continuous high dose medication administration

    • C. 

      Continuous low dose medication administration

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    Examples of Transdermal 
    • A. 

      Nitroglycerin Patches (Chest Pain)

    • B. 

      Nicotine Patches

    • C. 

      A and B

    • D. 

      B only

  • 12. 
    Major side effect of Bronchodilation
    • A. 

      Bradycardia

    • B. 

      Tachycardia

    • C. 

      Hypoxia

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    Used in highly vascularized areas for systemic effect
    • A. 

      Pharmacokinetics

    • B. 

      Pharacodynamics

    • C. 

      Topicals

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 14. 
    Used in the nose or throat for local effect
    • A. 

      Pharmacokinetics

    • B. 

      Pharmacodynamics

    • C. 

      Topical medication

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    What are some methods of administration for TOPICAL Medications
    • A. 

      Mucous membranes

    • B. 

      Sublingual

    • C. 

      Skin

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 16. 
    Topical medications used in the Mucous membranes for topical effect are 
    • A. 

      Oral lozenges

    • B. 

      Opthalmic

    • C. 

      Otic

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 17. 
    What are Oral Lozenges used for 
    • A. 

      Cough drops (oropharynx)

    • B. 

      Ear solutions

    • C. 

      Eye solutions

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 18. 
    What are Opthalmic Topical medications used for
    • A. 

      Ear solutions

    • B. 

      Cough drops

    • C. 

      Eye solutions

    • D. 

      Non of the above

  • 19. 
    What are Otic Topical medications used for 
    • A. 

      Cough drops

    • B. 

      Ear solutions

    • C. 

      Eye solutions

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 20. 
    Sublingual Topical medication is placed where
    • A. 

      Nostrils

    • B. 

      Ears

    • C. 

      Eyes

    • D. 

      Beneath the tongue

  • 21. 
    Rapid systemic absorption (Topical)
    • A. 

      Skin

    • B. 

      Mucous membrane

    • C. 

      Sublingual

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 22. 
    All Topical medication is used on skin for
    • A. 

      A local effect (with the exception of Topical Nitroglycerine)

    • B. 

      Safety purposes (including inhalation)

    • C. 

      A and B

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 23. 
    Pharmaceutical Phase
    • A. 

      The drug administration phase

    • B. 

      Based on drug absorption

    • C. 

      Based on the effects of drugs

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 24. 
    Describes the methods by which a drug is made available and administered to the body if in liquid form
    • A. 

      Pharmacokinetic phase

    • B. 

      Pharmacodynamic phase

    • C. 

      Pharmaceutical phase

    • D. 

      Topical Medication

  • 25. 
    Describes the time and course and disposition of a drug in the body
    • A. 

      Pharmacokinetic phase

    • B. 

      Pharmaceutical phase

    • C. 

      Pharmacodynamic phase

    • D. 

      All of the above