Pharmacology Quiz Questions

Card Set Information

Author:
Fyrcracker
ID:
233051
Filename:
Pharmacology Quiz Questions
Updated:
2013-10-25 10:53:01
Tags:
Pharm Quizes
Folders:

Description:
All Pharm quizes.
Show Answers:

Home > Flashcards > Print Preview

The flashcards below were created by user Fyrcracker on FreezingBlue Flashcards. What would you like to do?


  1. A nurse is determining if a medication is ordered to be given at the appropriate intervals.  This is done by assessing the half-life of the medication.  The serum half-life of a drug is:
    A. the time required for half of a drug to be absorbed.
    B. the time required after absorption for half of the drug to be eliminated.
    C. the time required for a drug to be effective.
    D. the time required for half of the drug dose to be completely distributed.
    B. the time required after absorption for half of the drug to be eliminated.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  2. A nurse is providing an oral medication for pain relief to a client.  To attain the fastest pain relief, the nurse administers the med so that it is most rapidly absorbed from the GI tract.  Which of the following has the fastest absorption?
    A. enteric-coated pill
    B. liquid suspension
    C. capsule
    B. liquid suspension.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  3. An oral medication passes through several phases & processes in order to achieve a physiological response.  Place the following in the order they occur:
    1. elimination
    2. distribution
    3. dissolution
    4. absorption
    5. metabolism
    3,4,2,5,1 (Dissolution, Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, Elimination)
  4. Undesired effect are frequently associated with a client stopping a med before completion of the full course.  Physiologic effects, not related to the desired effect, that can be predicted or associated with use of the drug are called:
    A. side effects
    B. synergistic effects
    C. severe adverse reactions
    D. toxic effects
    A. side effects
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  5. A client asks why he has to take a med on an empty stomach.  The nurse explains that generally food does which of the following to drug dissolution & absorption?
    A. enhances
    B. dose not have an effect
    C. increases
    D. decreases
    D. decreases
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  6. A client with Parkinson's disease is receiving carbadopa/levodopa (sinament) to reduce symptoms.  What would indicate that it is effective in reducing symptoms?
    A. Decreasing pill-rolling
    B. Increasing tremoring
    C. Bradykinesia
    D. Hyperactivity
    A. Decreasing pill-rollling
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  7. Medications do NOT cure Alzheimers' disease; however, the group of drugs used to improve cognitive function is:
    A. Skeletal muscle relaxants such as Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril)
    B. Anticholinergics such as Atropine
    C. Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors, such as Donazepril (Aricept)
    D. Central nervous system stimulants such as Methylphenidate (Ritalin)
    C. Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors; Donazepril (Aricept)
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  8. Your are reviewing patient teaching with a client about taking aspirin.  Which comment made by the client indicates she needs more teaching?
    A. "I will take my Aspirin with meals to prevent GI upset".
    B. "I will inform my surgeon that I am taking Aspirin before having any surgery".
    C. "I will give my child Aspirin for the flu symptoms they have".
    D. "I will inform my dentist of my Aspirin dose before having dental work"
    C. "I will give my child Aspirin for the flu symptoms they have".
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  9. A nurse is planning the care of a client receiving opioid analgesia.  What is considered a priority assessment in planning this care?
    A. Assessing for adventitious breath sounds.
    B. Assessing for speed of pupillary reaction.
    C. Assessing respiratory rate.
    D. Increasing the IV fluid flow rate.
    C. Assessing respiratory rate
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  10. An adolescent client tells the nurse she takes Acetaminophen several times everyday d/t "stress headaches".  The nurse advises her to see her PCP because overuse of this medication could result in?
    A. blurred vision
    B. hepatotoxicity
    C. diarrhea
    D. diaphoresis & fluid loss
    B. hepatotoxicity
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  11. A client is d/c'd on the alpha blocker doxazosin (Cardura).  You know that this ed will have the physiological effect of arterial & venous dilation.  This effect will cause which one of the following?
    A. ^Temp
    B. <Respirations
    C. <BP
    D. ^BP
    C. <BP
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  12. The SNS is also referred to as which of the following?
    A. The "flight & relaxation" system
    B. The "rest & digest" system
    C. The "fight & digest" system
    D. The "fight or flight" system
    D. The "fight or flight" system
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  13. The general sympathetic responses to adrenergic drugs such as Ephinephrine (Adrenalin) include which of the following?
    A. ^HR & constricting blood vessels
    B. Dilating bronchioles & <HR
    C. Constricting bronchioles & GI smooth muscles
    D. <HR & dilating blood vessels
    A. ^HR & constricting blood vessels
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  14. The nurse is developing a teaching plan for a patient who is taking an anticholinergic drug such as benzotropine (Cogentin).  Which one of the following s/e are commone w/anticholinergic meds & would be appropriate teaching for this patient?
    A. Urinary retention
    B. Diarrhea
    C. Hypertension when standing
    D. Excessive salivation
    A. Urinary retention
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  15. You are providing teaching to your patient regarding CNS stimulants such as methylphenidate (Ritalin).  Which one of the following is a s/e or a/r of Ritalin?
    A. Hypotension
    B. Bradycardia
    C. Insomnia
    D. Weight gain
    C. Insomnia
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  16. A nurse is teaching a client about s/e & a/r of the sympathomimetic bronchodilator metaproterenol (Alupent). Which of the following effects should be included?
    A. HA & an aura
    B. Tachycardia & palpitations
    C. HTN & flushing
    D. Diarrhea & dehydration
    B. Tachycardia & palpitations
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  17. A patient with asthma has multiple inhalants prescribed including the adrenergic bronchodilator albuterol (Ventolin), & the corticosteroid budesonide (Pulmacort Flexhaler), & the anticholinergic bronchodilator ipratropium (Atrovent).  The nurse verifies teaching is effective if which of the following is observed?
    A. The pt. reports using ipratropium (Atrovent) when experiencing severe,  acute bronchospasms.
    B. The pt takes the ipratropium (Atrovent) inhaler first.
    C. The pt rinses her mouth after using the inhalers.
    D. The pt waits 1min between ea. med
    C. The pt. rinses her mouth after using the inhalers.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  18. Antihistamines are divided into 1st & 2nd generation.  2nd generation antihistamines:
    A. should not be taken when operating machinery
    B. cause drowsiness & dry mouth
    C. have fewer anticholinergic symptoms
    D. Can cause CNS depression with alcohol use
    C. have fewer anticholinergic symptoms
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  19. Glucocorticoids (such as Prednisone) may be prescribed for allergic reactions as well as for which property?
    A. Antihystamine
    B. Antihypertensive
    C. Anti-inflammatory
    D. Antibacterial
    C. Anti-inflammatory
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  20. A pt w/type 2 diabetes gives herself insulin injections as part of the therapy. What should she do if she has hypoglycemia?
    A. take an oral form of glucose
    B. rest until the symptoms pass
    C. call her physician
    D. administer regular insulin
    A. take an oral form of glucose
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)

What would you like to do?

Home > Flashcards > Print Preview