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Quiz about Pharmacology A to Z
Quiz about Pharmacology A to Z

Pharmacology A to Z Trivia Quiz


This quiz asks questions about several common pharmaceuticals used today.

A multiple-choice quiz by rtdnlbntt. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
rtdnlbntt
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
351,254
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
25
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
18 / 25
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Question 1 of 25
1. Which class of drugs can be used to treat hypertension? Hint


Question 2 of 25
2. What is a common adverse effect of beta blocking drugs? Hint


Question 3 of 25
3. Which of the following drugs is a common anticoagulant (blood thinner)? Hint


Question 4 of 25
4. It's flu season and you have a stuffy nose. Which class of drugs do you take? Hint


Question 5 of 25
5. Which drug is used in emergency situations such as anaphylaxis? Hint


Question 6 of 25
6. Which is the generic name for a potent loop diuretic? Hint


Question 7 of 25
7. Which of the following drugs is an anticonvulsant indicated for diabetic neuropathy? Hint


Question 8 of 25
8. The nurse reviews an order to give a patient in pain Dilaudid. The nurse knows that this medication is also called: Hint


Question 9 of 25
9. Which of the following is the ONLY type of insulin that can be given via IV? Hint


Question 10 of 25
10. Which of the following medications is indicated for Diabetes Mellitus? Hint


Question 11 of 25
11. You have just received tragic news about a family member, and are experiencing anxiety. Which medication, generic name Clonazepam, would the nurse expect orders for? Hint


Question 12 of 25
12. Which of the following medications would the nurse expect to give as ordered for hypertension? Hint


Question 13 of 25
13. Your patient is now stable following a motor vehicle accident. He is still voicing pain of a 9 on a 10 point scale. Which drug would the nurse anticipate orders for? Hint


Question 14 of 25
14. What is the antidote to opioid analgesics such as morphine? Hint


Question 15 of 25
15. Which drug is indicated for heartburn? Hint


Question 16 of 25
16. Which of the following is an antibiotic that can treat sexually transmitted diseases and bronchitis? Hint


Question 17 of 25
17. Which drug(s) has/have a black box warning about the adverse effect of loss of deep tendon reflexes and rupture? Hint


Question 18 of 25
18. Which drug, generic name flumazenil, is the antidote for benzodiazepine drugs? Hint


Question 19 of 25
19. Which drug is indicated for dyslipidemia? Hint


Question 20 of 25
20. Which of these is an antibiotic and needs the patient to avoid sunlight/tanning while taking? Hint


Question 21 of 25
21. Which of the following drugs, generic name tramadol, is indicated for pain? Hint


Question 22 of 25
22. Which of the following drugs is used for impotence in male patients? Hint


Question 23 of 25
23. What is another name for the anticoagulant Coumadin? Hint


Question 24 of 25
24. Which of these Xs is a benzodiazepine? Hint


Question 25 of 25
25. Which of the following is an antidepressant? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which class of drugs can be used to treat hypertension?

Answer: ACE Inhibitors

ACE inhibitors, ARBs, diuretics, beta blockers, and calcium channel blockers can all aid in treating hypertension (high blood pressure). The most common side effect of ACEI is a cough.
2. What is a common adverse effect of beta blocking drugs?

Answer: bradycardia (heart rate <60 bpm)

Beta blockers block the effects of the sympathetic nervous system, therefore lowering the heart rate. Beta blockers are a treatment option for hypertension.
3. Which of the following drugs is a common anticoagulant (blood thinner)?

Answer: Coumadin

Coumadin is an anticoagulant also known as Warfarin. Prothrombine time are drawn frequently in patients taking Coumadin.
4. It's flu season and you have a stuffy nose. Which class of drugs do you take?

Answer: Decongestants

Decongestants will help clear your nose. Diuretics are "water pills" and Dopamine is a neurotransmitter.
5. Which drug is used in emergency situations such as anaphylaxis?

Answer: Epinepherine

Epinepherine is used for anaphylactic reactions and many people with a history of them carry an epi-pen (an automatic injector for epinephrine).
6. Which is the generic name for a potent loop diuretic?

Answer: Furosemide

Furosemide is also known as Lasix, a potent loop diuretic that lasts up to 6 hours.
7. Which of the following drugs is an anticonvulsant indicated for diabetic neuropathy?

Answer: Gabapentin

Gabapentin is also known as Neurontin.
8. The nurse reviews an order to give a patient in pain Dilaudid. The nurse knows that this medication is also called:

Answer: Hydromorphone Hydrochloride

Dilaudid is an opioid analgesic indicated for severe pain. Remember to monitor patients on opioid analgesics for decreased/shallow respiration.
9. Which of the following is the ONLY type of insulin that can be given via IV?

Answer: Regular

Insulin is given subcutaneously for the most part, but the only IV form is regular insulin.
10. Which of the following medications is indicated for Diabetes Mellitus?

Answer: Januvia

Januvia is an oral antidiabetic medication used to treat Diabetes Mellitus Type 2.
11. You have just received tragic news about a family member, and are experiencing anxiety. Which medication, generic name Clonazepam, would the nurse expect orders for?

Answer: Klonopin

Klonipin is the brand name for this type of benzodiazepine, which is indicated for anxiety.
12. Which of the following medications would the nurse expect to give as ordered for hypertension?

Answer: Lisinopril

Lisinopril is an ACE inhibitor which can be used to treat Hypertension. Lantus and Lispro are insulins to treat diabetes, and levothyroxine is for hypothyroidism.
13. Your patient is now stable following a motor vehicle accident. He is still voicing pain of a 9 on a 10 point scale. Which drug would the nurse anticipate orders for?

Answer: Morphine

Morphine sulfate is given for extreme pain, it's important to monitor the patient's respiration while giving this drug!
14. What is the antidote to opioid analgesics such as morphine?

Answer: Naloxone

Narcan, the US brand name for naloxone, is used to reverse over-sedation effects of opioid analgesics.
15. Which drug is indicated for heartburn?

Answer: Omeprazole

Omeprazole is also known as Prilosec. It is a proton pump inhibitor.
16. Which of the following is an antibiotic that can treat sexually transmitted diseases and bronchitis?

Answer: Penicillin

Penicillin is the antibiotic, pamprin is for menstrual cramps/PMS, Phenytoin is for seizures, and prednisolone is a steroid.
17. Which drug(s) has/have a black box warning about the adverse effect of loss of deep tendon reflexes and rupture?

Answer: Quinolones

Quinolones are potent antibiotics that carry this black box warning. An example would be Ciprofloxain.
18. Which drug, generic name flumazenil, is the antidote for benzodiazepine drugs?

Answer: Romazicon

Flumazenil is sold under the brand names of Anexate, Lanexat and Mazicon, as well as Romazicon.
19. Which drug is indicated for dyslipidemia?

Answer: Simvastatin

Simvastatin is also known as Zocor. While taking statins, it is important to report any muscle aches to your doctor!
20. Which of these is an antibiotic and needs the patient to avoid sunlight/tanning while taking?

Answer: Tetracyclines

Tetracyclines are a class of antibiotics that cause photosensitivity (the patient becomes overly sensitive to light).
21. Which of the following drugs, generic name tramadol, is indicated for pain?

Answer: Ultram

Ultram is just one of the brand names used for this drug.
22. Which of the following drugs is used for impotence in male patients?

Answer: Viagra

Sildenafil Citrate is another name for Viagra.
23. What is another name for the anticoagulant Coumadin?

Answer: Warfarin

Warfarin has a natural antidote in Vitamin K.
24. Which of these Xs is a benzodiazepine?

Answer: Xanax

Xanax is indicated for anxiety and is a controlled substance.
25. Which of the following is an antidepressant?

Answer: Zoloft

Zoloft is an SSRI. It is often an initial treatment for depression.
Source: Author rtdnlbntt

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