Question 1. Question :
Inadequate vitamin D intake can contribute to the development of osteoporosis by:
Increasing calcitonin production
Increasing calcium absorption from the intestine
Altering calcium metabolism
Stimulating bone formation
Question 2. Question :
Which of the following statements is true about age and pain?
Use of drugs that depend heavily on the renal system for excretion may require dosage adjustments in very young children.
Among the NSAIDs, indomethacin is the preferred drug because of lower adverse effects profiles than other NSAIDs.
Older adults who have dementia probably do not experience much pain due to loss of pain receptors in the brain.
Acetaminophen is especially useful in both children and adults because it has no effect on platelets and has fewer adverse effects than NSAIDs.
Question 3. Question :
Selective estrogen receptor modifiers (SERMs) treat osteoporosis by selectively:
Inhibiting magnesium resorption in the kidneys
Increasing calcium absorption from the gastrointestinal (GI) tract
Acting on the bone to inhibit osteoblast activity
Selectively acting on the estrogen receptors in the bone
Question 4. Question :
When a patient is on selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitors:
The complete blood count must be monitored every three to four months
Therapeutic blood levels must be monitored every six months after a steady state is achieved.
Blood glucose must be monitored every three to four months.
There is no laboratory monitoring required.
Question 5. Question :
Patients whose total dose of prednisone exceed 1 gram will most likely need a second prescription for _________.
metformin, a biguanide to prevent diabetes
omeprazole, a proton pump inhibitor to prevent peptic ulcer disease
naproxen, an NSAID to treat joint pain
furosemide, a diuretic to treat fluid retention
Question 6. Question :
The ongoing monitoring of patients over the age sixty-five years taking alendronate (Fosamax) or any other bisphosphonate is:
Annual dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scans
Annual vitamin D level
Annual renal function evaluation
Electrolytes every three months
Question 7. Question :
Anticholinergic agents, such as benztropine (Cogentin), may be given with a phenothiazine to:
Reduce the chance of tardive dyskinesia.
Potentiate the effects of the drug.
Reduce the tolerance that tends to occur.
Increase CNS depression.
Question 8. Question :
Diagnostic criteria for diabetes include:
Fasting blood glucose greater than 140 mg/dl on two occasions
Postprandial blood glucose greater than 140 mg/dl
Fasting blood glucose 100 to 125 mg/dl on two occasions
Symptoms of diabetes plus a casual blood glucose greater than 200 mg/dl
Question 9. Question :
Insulin preparations are divided into categories based on onset, duration, and intensity of action following subcutaneous inject. Which of the following insulin preparations has the shortest onset and duration of action?
Valproate is safe during all trimesters of pregnancy.
She can get pregnant while taking valproate, but she should take adequate folic acid.
Valproate is not safe at any time during pregnancy.
Valproate is a known teratogen but may be taken after the first trimester if necessary.