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Q. A drug which may cause
insomnia is a/ an:
A. Nicotine preparation
Q. Paediatric and geriatric populations using sedative drugs are
at great risk of:
A. CNS depression
Q. A drug used to reduce alertness and consciousness is known as
Q. Which is not considered to be a pharmacological property of
Q. The mechanism of action of benzodiazepines is:
A. Facilitation of GABA binding to GABAA receptors.
Q. A non-pharmacological approach to promoting sleep could
A. Drinking warm non-caffeinated drinks before bedtime
Q. Benzodiazepines are contraindicated in:
A. Respiratory depression.
Q. An antidote for a person who has taken a benzodiazepine
Q. An example of long-acting benzodiazepine used in the management
of anxiety and acute withdrawal symptoms is:
Q. An example of a ‘miscellaneous’ sedative and hypnotic used to
sedate children in intensive care wards is:
A. Chloral hydrate
Q. A seizure type with the characteristics of bilaterally
symmetrical muscle jerks often with loss of consciousness is known as
Q. Symptomatic, acquired or organic epilepsy frequently follows
A. Head injury
Q. The type of seizure most commonly seen in neonates is:
Q. The choice of an antiepileptic drug regimen depends on:
A. Lifestyle aspects, seizure control, seizure type
Q. Which is not true
of maintenance therapy with antiepileptic drugs?
A. Barbiturates, sodiumvalproate and phenytoin are liver enzyme inhibitors
Q. Adverse effects of antiepileptic drugs commonly include:
A. CNS depression
. The main mechanisms of action of antiepileptic drugs include:
A. Inhibition of sodium channel function
Q. The mechanism of action of phenytoin is:
A. Inhibition of voltage-gated sodium channels
Q. An antiepileptic that
inhibits GABA transaminase is:
Q. With respect to the paediatric and geriatric implications of
antiepileptic therapy, which of the following statements is true?
A. Paracetamol prevents febrile convulsions in infants
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