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The $25000 Drug Pyramid Part II
"How much do you know about prescription and over-the-counter drugs? Start at the bottom of the pyramid with easier questions and work your way up to the insanity at the top! Same format as Part I, different drugs."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
$50. Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) is a very common over-the-counter drug. To which therapeutic class does it belong?
NSAIDs (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)
$100. This drug comes in a dizzying array of dosage forms and strengths, including pink-and-white 25mg capsules. Allergy sufferers will know I am talking about the antihistamine _________________.
$250. Many people must take levothyroxine (Levoxyl, Synthroid) on a daily basis. These tablets often have strengths expressed in micrograms. So what exactly is levothyroxine prescribed for?
$500. Constipation is a common health issue. Which of these drugs may be recommended by a physician to relieve constipation?
$1000. Given to patients with fungal infections, what drug is available in a myriad of dosage forms, including a powder, an oral suspension, and a cream?
Phenobarbital (Luminal Sodium)
$2500. Benzodiazepenes like lorazepam (Ativan) have numerous uses. For which condition would Ativan MOST likely be prescribed?
Urinary tract infection
$5000. Cardiovascular medications encompass a great number of therapeutic classes. To which class does propranolol (Inderal) belong?
Membrane stabilizing agents
Calcium channel blockers
$10000. Emesis is a condition we all hope to avoid, if at all possible. Which of the following drugs is NOT an antiemetic agent?
$20000. Many drugs appear in combinations - that is, two or more drugs in one. What type of combination is losartan-hydrochlorothiazide (Diovan HCT)?
Calcium channel blocker / ACE inhibitor
Angiotensin II-receptor antagonist / diuretic
ACE inhibitor / diuretic
None of these
$25000. Hepatic encephalopathy is a condition wherein problems with the liver lead to a buildup of toxins in the blood and the brain, causing mental impairment. What drug is given to treat this condition?
Protamine sulfate (no brand name)
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