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2011-10-14 20:48:40
Medication study

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  1. Q. A drug which may cause
    insomnia is a/ an:
    A. Nicotine preparation
  2. Q. Paediatric and geriatric populations using sedative drugs are
    at great risk of:
    A. CNS depression
  3. Q. A drug used to reduce alertness and consciousness is known as
    A. Sedative
  4. Q. Which is not considered to be a pharmacological property of
    A. Antidepressant
  5. Q. The mechanism of action of benzodiazepines is:
    A. Facilitation of GABA binding to GABAA receptors.
  6. Q. A non-pharmacological approach to promoting sleep could
    A. Drinking warm non-caffeinated drinks before bedtime
  7. Q. Benzodiazepines are contraindicated in:
    A. Respiratory depression.
  8. Q. An antidote for a person who has taken a benzodiazepine
    overdose is:
    A. Flumazenil
  9. Q. An example of long-acting benzodiazepine used in the management
    of anxiety and acute withdrawal symptoms is:
    A. Diazepam
  10. Q. An example of a ‘miscellaneous’ sedative and hypnotic used to
    sedate children in intensive care wards is:
    A. Chloral hydrate
  11. Q. A seizure type with the characteristics of bilaterally
    symmetrical muscle jerks often with loss of consciousness is known as
    A. Myoclonic
  12. Q. Symptomatic, acquired or organic epilepsy frequently follows
    exposure to:
    A. Head injury
  13. Q. The type of seizure most commonly seen in neonates is:
    A. Organic
  14. Q. The choice of an antiepileptic drug regimen depends on:
    A. Lifestyle aspects, seizure control, seizure type
  15. Q. Which is not true
    of maintenance therapy with antiepileptic drugs?
    A. Barbiturates, sodiumvalproate and phenytoin are liver enzyme inhibitors
  16. Q. Adverse effects of antiepileptic drugs commonly include:
    A. CNS depression
  17. . The main mechanisms of action of antiepileptic drugs include:
    A. Inhibition of sodium channel function
  18. Q. The mechanism of action of phenytoin is:
    A. Inhibition of voltage-gated sodium channels
  19. Q. An antiepileptic that
    inhibits GABA transaminase is:
    A. Prednisolone
  20. 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