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  • 1. 

    Which of the following is not a side effect of the choline receptor blocker (Atropine)?   

    • A.

      Increased pulse

    • B.

      Urinary retention

    • C.

      Constipation

    • D.

      Mydriasis

    Correct Answer
    B. Urinary retention
    Explanation
    Atropine is a choline receptor blocker that is commonly used to dilate the pupils (mydriasis), increase heart rate (tachycardia), and treat gastrointestinal disorders such as constipation. However, it does not cause urinary retention, which is the inability to empty the bladder. Therefore, urinary retention is not a side effect of Atropine.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following is not a side effect of the Ace Inhibitor (Captopril)?     

    • A.

      Rash

    • B.

      Angioedema

    • C.

      Cough

    • D.

      Congestion

    Correct Answer
    D. Congestion
    Explanation
    Congestion is not a side effect of the Ace Inhibitor (Captopril). Ace inhibitors are commonly associated with side effects such as rash, angioedema, and cough. Congestion refers to the build-up of excess fluid in the nasal passages and is not typically associated with the use of Ace inhibitors.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following is not a side effect of the Vasodilator (Nifedipine)?     

    • A.

      Nausea

    • B.

      Flush appearance

    • C.

      Vertigo

    • D.

      Sexual dysfunction

    Correct Answer
    D. Sexual dysfunction
    Explanation
    Sexual dysfunction is not a side effect of the vasodilator Nifedipine. Vasodilators work by relaxing and widening the blood vessels, allowing for better blood flow. Common side effects of vasodilators include nausea, flush appearance, and vertigo. However, sexual dysfunction is not typically associated with the use of Nifedipine.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following is not a side effect of the Sympathoplegics (Clonidine)? 

    • A.

      Hypertension

    • B.

      Asthma

    • C.

      Dry oral cavity

    • D.

      Lethargic behavior

    Correct Answer
    B. Asthma
    Explanation
    The correct answer is asthma. Sympathoplegics, such as Clonidine, are medications that inhibit the sympathetic nervous system. They are commonly used to treat hypertension. One of the common side effects of sympathoplegics is dry oral cavity, which can cause a feeling of thirst and discomfort. Lethargic behavior can also be a side effect of sympathoplegics due to their sedative effects. However, asthma is not a side effect of sympathoplegics. In fact, sympathoplegics can be used to treat asthma by relaxing the smooth muscles in the airways and reducing bronchoconstriction.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following is not a side effect of the Dieuretics (Loop dieuretics)? 

    • A.

      Alkalosis

    • B.

      Nausea

    • C.

      Hypotension

    • D.

      Potassium deficits

    Correct Answer
    B. Nausea
    Explanation
    The question asks for a side effect of Loop diuretics that is not present among the given options. Among the options, Alkalosis, Hypotension, and Potassium deficits are known side effects of Loop diuretics. Therefore, the correct answer is Nausea, as it is not a side effect of Loop diuretics.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following is not an effect of the drug (Isoflurane)?   

    • A.

      Elevated lipid levels

    • B.

      Nausea

    • C.

      Increased blood flow to the brain.

    • D.

      Decreased respiratory function

    Correct Answer
    A. Elevated lipid levels
    Explanation
    Isoflurane is a commonly used inhalation anesthetic. It is known to cause various side effects, including nausea, increased blood flow to the brain, and decreased respiratory function. However, elevated lipid levels are not a known effect of this drug. This means that isoflurane does not have a direct impact on increasing lipid levels in the body.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following is not an effect of the drug (Midazolam)?     

    • A.

      Amnesia

    • B.

      Decreased respiratory function

    • C.

      Anesthetic

    • D.

      Dizziness

    Correct Answer
    D. Dizziness
    Explanation
    Dizziness is not an effect of the drug Midazolam. Midazolam is a sedative medication that is commonly used to induce amnesia, decrease respiratory function, and provide anesthesia. However, dizziness is not listed as a known effect of this drug.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following is not an effect of the drug (Clozapine)?     

    • A.

      Agranulocytosis

    • B.

      Antipsychotic

    • C.

      Used for Schizophrenia

    • D.

      Increased appetite

    Correct Answer
    D. Increased appetite
    Explanation
    Clozapine is an antipsychotic drug used for the treatment of schizophrenia. One of the common side effects of Clozapine is agranulocytosis, which is a condition characterized by a low white blood cell count. This can lead to an increased risk of infections. However, increased appetite is not an effect of Clozapine.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following is not treated with (Epinephrine)?     

    • A.

      Renal disease

    • B.

      Asthma

    • C.

      Hypotension

    • D.

      Glaucoma

    Correct Answer
    A. Renal disease
    Explanation
    Epinephrine is a medication that is commonly used to treat conditions such as asthma, hypotension, and glaucoma. However, it is not typically used to treat renal disease. Renal disease refers to any condition that affects the kidneys, and the treatment for this condition usually involves managing the underlying cause of the disease and making lifestyle changes. Epinephrine is not typically used in the treatment of renal disease because it does not directly address the issues related to kidney function.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following is not treated with (Ephedrine)?   

    • A.

      COPD

    • B.

      Hypotension

    • C.

      Congestion

    • D.

      Incontinence

    Correct Answer
    A. COPD
    Explanation
    Ephedrine is a medication that is commonly used to treat hypotension, congestion, and incontinence. However, it is not typically used to treat COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). COPD is a chronic lung disease characterized by airflow limitation and is usually managed with bronchodilators, inhaled corticosteroids, and other medications specific to managing the symptoms and complications of COPD. Ephedrine may not be effective in treating the specific symptoms and underlying causes of COPD, which is why it is not typically used for this condition.

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  • 11. 

    Which of the following are not treated with Barbiturates?     

    • A.

      Seizures

    • B.

      Hypotension

    • C.

      Insomnia

    • D.

      Anxiety

    Correct Answer
    B. Hypotension
    Explanation
    Barbiturates are a class of drugs primarily used as sedatives, hypnotics, and anticonvulsants. They work by depressing the central nervous system. Seizures, insomnia, and anxiety are conditions that can be treated with barbiturates due to their calming and sedative effects. However, hypotension, which refers to low blood pressure, is not treated with barbiturates. Barbiturates can actually lower blood pressure even further, which can be dangerous for individuals already experiencing hypotension. Therefore, hypotension is not treated with barbiturates.

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  • 12. 

    Which of the following are not treated with opioid analgesics like (dextromethorphan and methadone)?   

    • A.

      Pulmonary Edema

    • B.

      Cough suppression

    • C.

      Sedation

    • D.

      Pain

    Correct Answer
    C. Sedation
    Explanation
    Opioid analgesics like dextromethorphan and methadone are commonly used to treat pain, cough suppression, and pulmonary edema. However, sedation is not typically treated with these medications. While opioids can cause sedation as a side effect, they are not specifically used to treat sedation. Therefore, sedation is the correct answer for this question.

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  • 13. 

    Which of the following are not treated with Hydrochlorothiazide? 

    • A.

      CHF

    • B.

      HTN

    • C.

      Nephritis

    • D.

      Hypercalciuria

    Correct Answer
    C. Nephritis
    Explanation
    Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic medication that is commonly used to treat conditions such as congestive heart failure (CHF) and hypertension (HTN). It works by increasing the amount of urine produced, which helps to reduce fluid buildup in the body and lower blood pressure. Nephritis, on the other hand, refers to inflammation of the kidneys and is typically treated with other medications and interventions specific to the underlying cause of the condition. Therefore, nephritis is not treated with Hydrochlorothiazide.

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  • 14. 

    Which of the following are not treated with Nifedipine?   

    • A.

      Angina

    • B.

      Arrhythmias

    • C.

      Htn

    • D.

      Fluid retention

    Correct Answer
    D. Fluid retention
    Explanation
    Nifedipine is a calcium channel blocker that is commonly used to treat conditions such as angina, arrhythmias, and hypertension. However, it is not typically used to treat fluid retention. Fluid retention is often managed with diuretic medications, which help to increase urine production and reduce excess fluid in the body. Nifedipine does not have diuretic properties, so it would not be an appropriate treatment for fluid retention.

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  • 15. 

    Which of the following are not treated with Methotrexate?     

    • A.

      Sarcomas

    • B.

      Leukemias

    • C.

      Ectopic pregnancy

    • D.

      Rheumatic fever

    Correct Answer
    D. Rheumatic fever
    Explanation
    Methotrexate is a medication commonly used in the treatment of various types of cancer, including sarcomas and leukemias. It is also used to treat ectopic pregnancies, which occur when a fertilized egg implants outside of the uterus. However, Methotrexate is not typically used in the treatment of rheumatic fever, which is an inflammatory disease that affects the joints, heart, and other organs. Rheumatic fever is usually managed with anti-inflammatory medications, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and corticosteroids.

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  • 16. 

    Which of the following are not treated with Prednisone?   

    • A.

      Cushing's disease

    • B.

      Testicular cancer

    • C.

      Lympthomas

    • D.

      Chronic leukemias

    Correct Answer
    B. Testicular cancer
    Explanation
    Prednisone is a corticosteroid medication used to treat various conditions such as inflammation, autoimmune disorders, and certain types of cancer. However, it is not commonly used to treat testicular cancer. Testicular cancer is typically treated with surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy drugs that are specific to cancer treatment. Prednisone may be used in some cases to manage symptoms or side effects of cancer treatment, but it is not a primary treatment option for testicular cancer.

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  • 17. 

    Which of the following are not treated with Dexamethasone?   

    • A.

      Inflammation

    • B.

      Asthma

    • C.

      Addison's disease

    • D.

      Wilson's disease

    Correct Answer
    D. Wilson's disease
    Explanation
    Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid medication that is commonly used to treat inflammation and immune-related conditions such as asthma and Addison's disease. However, Wilson's disease is a genetic disorder that affects the body's ability to metabolize copper, and it is not treated with Dexamethasone. Instead, treatment for Wilson's disease typically involves medications that help remove excess copper from the body and manage its symptoms.

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  • 18. 

    Which of the following are not treated with Lansoprazole? 

    • A.

      Zollinger-Ellison syndrome

    • B.

      Zollinger-Ellison syndrome

    • C.

      Hypertension

    • D.

      Reflux

    Correct Answer
    C. Hypertension
    Explanation
    Lansoprazole is a medication used to treat conditions related to excess stomach acid production, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome and reflux. However, it is not used to treat hypertension, which is a condition characterized by high blood pressure.

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  • 19. 

    Which of the following is the antidote for the toxin Heparin?   

    • A.

      Protamine

    • B.

      Methylene blue

    • C.

      N-acetylcysteine

    • D.

      Glucagon

    Correct Answer
    A. Protamine
    Explanation
    Protamine is the antidote for the toxin Heparin. Protamine is a medication that can reverse the effects of Heparin by binding to it and forming a stable complex. This complex helps to neutralize the anticoagulant effects of Heparin, allowing the blood to clot normally. Therefore, Protamine is the appropriate antidote for Heparin toxicity.

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  • 20. 

    Which of the following is the antidote for the toxin Copper? 

    • A.

      Glucagon

    • B.

      Aminocaproic acid

    • C.

      Atropine

    • D.

      Penicillamine

    Correct Answer
    D. Penicillamine
    Explanation
    Penicillamine is the correct answer because it is an effective chelating agent that binds to copper and helps remove it from the body. It forms a stable complex with copper, which is then excreted in the urine. This makes penicillamine a suitable antidote for copper poisoning or toxicity. Glucagon is used to treat low blood sugar, aminocaproic acid is used to treat excessive bleeding, and atropine is used to treat certain types of poisoning and to decrease secretions. These medications are not specific antidotes for copper toxicity.

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