Response Feedback: SSRIs are generally well tolerated with few adverse effects. Unlike the benzodiazepines, they do not cause diminished alertness or ataxia. However, they take longer to have a therapeutic effect. Neither class of drug necessitates serial blood testing. SSRIs are normally taken daily. Question 29 1 out of 1 points A nurse will be prepared to administer naloxone (Narcan) to a patient who has had an overdose of morphine. Repeated doses of Narcan will be necessary because Narcan
Response Feedback: The duration of the morphine may be longer than the duration of naloxone. Therefore, naloxone has a shorter half-life than morphine. Repeated doses may be necessary to maintain reversal of the opiate's effects. Naloxone does not increase the action of morphine, and it causes the respiratory rate to increase, not decrease. Dosage strength is not associated with drug duration. Question 30 1 out of 1 points A nurse works in a sleep disorder clinic and is responsible for administering medications to the patients. Which of the following patients would be most likely to receive zaleplon (Sonata)? Response Feedback: The nurse will most likely administer the zaleplon to the 35-year-old man who is having difficulty falling asleep, but once asleep can stay asleep. Zolpidem would most likely be administered to the 20-year-old who will take a sleep aid only once a week. Eszopiclone (Lunesta) will be given to the 52-year-old woman who needs to fall asleep quickly and has trouble staying asleep. The 46-year-old man will likely receive trazodone (Desyrel). This drug is given as a sleep aid for a patient who is taking an antidepressant.
- Summer '15
- Pharmacology, Week 5 Quiz, adverse effects, Morphine, Benzodiazepine, Phenytoin