What two drugs shouldn't be used together in HAART therapy for fear of worsening neutropenia?
ganciclovir & zidovudine
Side effects of ganciclovir include:
Peripheral neuropahty and lactic acidosis are characteristic of which NRTI?
What is the drug most commonly associated with neuroleptic malignant syndrome (high fever, confusion, and muscle rigidity) ?
Haloperidol - specific anti-dopaminergic activity of antipsychotic medications, particuarly antagonism of the D2 receptor. No way to prevent, but can decrease mortality rates by using bromocriptine (dopamine agonists) or dantrolene (muscle relaxants)
Combination use of SSRIs and MAOIs cause:
Serotonin syndrome - myoclonus
Excessive dopamine blockade within the nigrostriatal tissue manifesting rigidity, bradykinesia and tremor are symptoms of:
Thyroid dysfunction, corneal micro-deposits, blue-gray skin discoloration, drug-related hepatitis, and pulmonary fibrosis are all side effects of:
Amiodarone - remember to check LFTs, PFTs, and TFTs
This competitive androgen inhibitor can be used to treat prostate cancer:
This synthetic somatostatin can be used to treat carcinoid syndrome and VIPomas:
Prophylactic monotherapy of rifampin can be used for:
Nitroglycerin and isosorbide dinitrate are likely to cause:
Headaches and cutaneous flushing - due to their vasodilatory properties.