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  • 1. 
    What are the indications for carbamazepine? 
    • A. 

      Trigeminal neuralgia

    • B. 

      Seizure Disorders

    • C. 

      Status Epi

    • D. 

      Adjunctive treatment of partial onset seizures

    • E. 

      Prevention of migraine headaches

    • F. 

      Bipolar disorder

    • G. 

      Alcohol withdrawal prophylaxis

  • 2. 
    Which of the following are dose-related AEs of carbamazepine? 
    • A. 

      CNS effects

    • B. 

      SIADH

    • C. 

      Rash

    • D. 

      GI (N/V)

    • E. 

      Weight gain

  • 3. 
    Which of the following are true about oxcarbazepine?
    • A. 

      It has the same MOA as carbamezipine

    • B. 

      Blood dyscrasias are more common with oxcarbazepine than with carbamezipine

    • C. 

      Hyponatremia is more common with oxcarbazepine than with carbamezinpine

    • D. 

      It does not have auto-induction like carbamezipine

    • E. 

      There is a 70% cross reaction with carbamazepine for a rash

  • 4. 
    Carbamazepine has a non-dose related AE of a rash that can be as severe as SJS
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Which of the following are dose related AEs of phenytoin? 
    • A. 

      Hyponatremia

    • B. 

      Nystagmus

    • C. 

      Gingival hyperplasia

    • D. 

      Hirsutism

    • E. 

      Ataxia

    • F. 

      Drowsiness and Cognitive impairment

  • 6. 
    Which of the following are non-dose related AEs of phenytoin? 
    • A. 

      Ataxia

    • B. 

      Gingival hyperplasia

    • C. 

      Hirsutism and acne

    • D. 

      QT prolongation

    • E. 

      Hepatotoxicity

    • F. 

      Rash

    • G. 

      Psychomotor slowing

    • H. 

      Weight loss

    • I. 

      Coarsening of facial features

  • 7. 
    Which of the following are indications for fosphenytoin? 
    • A. 

      Status Epi

    • B. 

      Bipolar disorders

    • C. 

      Parenteral formulation for loading or maintenance dosing of phenytoin

    • D. 

      Adjunctive treatment of Lennox Gastaut syndrome

    • E. 

      Prevention of migraine headaches

  • 8. 
    Itching and hypotension are AEs of fosphenytoin along with all of the AEs of phenytoin. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is indicated for adjunctive treatment of Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome? 
    • A. 

      Rufinamide

    • B. 

      Valproic Acid

    • C. 

      Phenytoin

    • D. 

      Lacosamide

    • E. 

      Ezogabine

    • F. 

      Tiagabine

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is contraindicated in patients with familial short QT syndrome? 
    • A. 

      Lacosamide

    • B. 

      Ezogabine

    • C. 

      Phenobarbital

    • D. 

      Rufinamide

    • E. 

      Topiramate

    • F. 

      Carbamezipine

  • 11. 
    Which of the following are AEs of rufinamide? 
    • A. 

      Weight gain

    • B. 

      Weight loss

    • C. 

      Somnolence

    • D. 

      Hirsutism

    • E. 

      Ataxia

    • F. 

      Coordination problems

    • G. 

      Psychomotor slowing

    • H. 

      Metabolic acidosis

  • 12. 
    Which of the following are AEs of lacosamide? 
    • A. 

      QT prolongation

    • B. 

      PR interval prolongation

    • C. 

      Sedation, dizziness and ataxia

    • D. 

      Nausea

    • E. 

      Nystagmus

    • F. 

      Euphoria

    • G. 

      Weight gain

    • H. 

      Parasthesias

    • I. 

      Oligohydrosis

  • 13. 
    Lacosamide is FDA approved for adjunctive therapy of partial-onset seizures. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Which of the following can have a very serious rash that is dependent on the speed of titration? 
    • A. 

      Lamotrigine

    • B. 

      Lacosamide

    • C. 

      Ezogabine

    • D. 

      Topiramate

    • E. 

      Valproic Acid

    • F. 

      Gabapentin

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is titrated differently when given with an inducer or inhibitor? 
    • A. 

      Topiramate

    • B. 

      Pregabalin

    • C. 

      Lamotrigine

    • D. 

      Zonisamide

    • E. 

      Levetiracetam

  • 16. 
    Which of the following is an inducer? 
    • A. 

      Phenytoin

    • B. 

      Valproic Acid

    • C. 

      Rifampin

    • D. 

      Carbamazipine

    • E. 

      Phenobarb

  • 17. 
    Which of the following are indications for ezogabine? 
    • A. 

      Adjunctive treatment of partial-onset seizures

    • B. 

      Bipolar Disorder

    • C. 

      Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome

    • D. 

      Prevention of migraine headaches

    • E. 

      Postherpetic neuralgia

  • 18. 
    Carbamazepine and phenytoin increase ezogabine. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Which of the following are AEs of ezogabine? 
    • A. 

      QT interval prolongation

    • B. 

      PR interval prolongation

    • C. 

      Urinary Retention

    • D. 

      Somnolence, dizziness and tremor

    • E. 

      Weight Gain

    • F. 

      Confusion, hallucinations and psychosis

    • G. 

      Psychomotor slowing

    • H. 

      Renal stones

  • 20. 
    Which of the following are AEs of phenobarbital? 
    • A. 

      Weight loss

    • B. 

      Sedation

    • C. 

      Hyperactivity

    • D. 

      QT interval prolongation

    • E. 

      Cognitive impairment

    • F. 

      New-onset seizures in non-epilepsy patients

  • 21. 
    Which of the following are AEs of Tigabine? 
    • A. 

      Generalized weakness

    • B. 

      QT prolongation

    • C. 

      PR interval prolongation

    • D. 

      Weight loss

    • E. 

      New-onset seizures in non-epilepsy patients

    • F. 

      Parasthesias

    • G. 

      Psychomotor slowing

  • 22. 
    Which of the following are AEs of Topiramate? 
    • A. 

      Weight loss

    • B. 

      Weight gain

    • C. 

      QT prolongation

    • D. 

      Parasthesias

    • E. 

      Psychomotor slowing

    • F. 

      Gingival hyperplasia

    • G. 

      Acne

    • H. 

      Generalized weakness

  • 23. 
    Which of the following are rare AEs of topiramate? 
    • A. 

      Blood dyscrasias

    • B. 

      Psychomotor slowing

    • C. 

      Renal Stones

    • D. 

      Acute angle glaucoma

    • E. 

      Oligohydrosis/hyperthermia

    • F. 

      Metabolic acidosis

    • G. 

      Parasthesias

    • H. 

      Nausea/vomiting

    • I. 

      Pancreatitis

  • 24. 
    Which of the following is contraindicated in patients who have demonstrated hypersensitivity to sulfonamides? 
    • A. 

      Zonisamide

    • B. 

      Phenytoin

    • C. 

      Tiagabine

    • D. 

      Ezogabine

    • E. 

      Lamotrigine

  • 25. 
    Which of the following is NOT an AE of zonisamide? 
    • A. 

      Depression

    • B. 

      Weight gain

    • C. 

      Psychomotor slowing

    • D. 

      Kidney stones

    • E. 

      Blood dyscrasia

    • F. 

      Parasthesias

    • G. 

      Metabolic acidosis

    • H. 

      Oligohydrosis/hyperthermia

    • I. 

      QT prolongation

  • 26. 
    Which of the following are indications for Valproic acid? 
    • A. 

      Seizure prophylaxis (partial and absence)

    • B. 

      Only partial seizure prophylaxis

    • C. 

      Bipolar disorder

    • D. 

      Prevention of migraine headaches

    • E. 

      Alcohol withdrawal prophylaxis

  • 27. 
    Which of the following are AEs of Valproic acid? 
    • A. 

      Sedation

    • B. 

      Alopecia

    • C. 

      Weight gain

    • D. 

      Weight loss

    • E. 

      Tremor

    • F. 

      Hepatotoxicity

    • G. 

      Nausea/vomiting

    • H. 

      PR interval prolongation

    • I. 

      QT interval prolongation

    • J. 

      Pancreatits

    • K. 

      Interference with platelet aggregation

  • 28. 
    Which of the following can cause hyperammonemic encephalopathy? 
    • A. 

      Valproic Acid

    • B. 

      Gabapentin

    • C. 

      Ethosuximide

    • D. 

      Lacosamide

    • E. 

      Ezogabine

  • 29. 
    Gabapentin may need to be adjusted for renal dysfunction and hemodialysis. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 30. 
    Which of the following are AEs of gabapentin?
    • A. 

      Weight Gain

    • B. 

      Pedal edema

    • C. 

      Weight loss

    • D. 

      QT prolongation

    • E. 

      Interference with platelet aggregation

    • F. 

      Oligohydrosis/hyperthermia

    • G. 

      Alopecia

  • 31. 
    Which of the following are pediatric AEs of gabpentin? 
    • A. 

      Emotional lability

    • B. 

      Hostility

    • C. 

      Concentration problems

    • D. 

      Weight gain

    • E. 

      Hyperkinesia

  • 32. 
    Which of the following are indications of pregabalin? 
    • A. 

      Postherpetic neuralgia

    • B. 

      Diabetic neuropathy

    • C. 

      Adjunctive herapy for partial onset seizures

    • D. 

      Alcohol withdrawal prophylaxis

    • E. 

      Bipolar disorders

  • 33. 
    Levetiracetam has behavioral symptoms as an AE along with the usually somnolence, asthenia, dizziness and coordination difficulties. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 34. 
    An AE of Levetiracetam is depression. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 35. 
    Which of the following are used to treat partial seizures? 
    • A. 

      Carbamazepine

    • B. 

      Gabapentin

    • C. 

      Lamotrigine

    • D. 

      Oxcarbazepine

    • E. 

      Phenobarbital

    • F. 

      Phenytoin

    • G. 

      Topiramate

    • H. 

      Valproate

    • I. 

      Lacosamide

    • J. 

      Ethosuxamide

  • 36. 
    Which of the following are used to treat Tonic-clonic seizures? 
    • A. 

      Carbamazepine

    • B. 

      Gabapentin

    • C. 

      Lamotrigine

    • D. 

      Oxcarbazepine

    • E. 

      Phenobarbital

    • F. 

      Phenytoin

    • G. 

      Topiramate

    • H. 

      Valproate

    • I. 

      Lacosamide

    • J. 

      Ethosuxamide

  • 37. 
    Which of the following are used to treat absence seizures? 
    • A. 

      Carbamazepine

    • B. 

      Gabapentin

    • C. 

      Lamotrigine

    • D. 

      Oxcarbazepine

    • E. 

      Phenobarbital

    • F. 

      Phenytoin

    • G. 

      Topiramate

    • H. 

      Valproate

    • I. 

      Lacosamide

    • J. 

      Ethosuxamide

  • 38. 
    Which of the following is used to treat Atonic and Myoclonic seizures? 
    • A. 

      Carbamazepine

    • B. 

      Gabapentin

    • C. 

      Lamotrigine

    • D. 

      Oxcarbazepine

    • E. 

      Phenobarbital

    • F. 

      Phenytoin

    • G. 

      Topiramate

    • H. 

      Valproate

    • I. 

      Lacosamide

    • J. 

      Ethosuxamide

  • 39. 
    Which of the following can cause hepatotoxicity? 
    • A. 

      Phenytoin

    • B. 

      Valproic acid

    • C. 

      Rufinamide

    • D. 

      Lacosamide

  • 40. 
    Which of the following can cause weight loss? 
    • A. 

      Topiramate

    • B. 

      Zonisamide

    • C. 

      Valproic acid

    • D. 

      Phenytoin

  • 41. 
    Which of the following can cause weight gain? 
    • A. 

      Valproic acid

    • B. 

      Gabapentin

    • C. 

      Pregabalin

    • D. 

      Ezogabine

    • E. 

      Lamotrigine