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f. Vivid dreams and nightmaresANTICONVULSANTS orANTISEIZUREDRUGS35. Anticonvulsant drugs suppress abnormal electrical impulses, thus preventing the seizure, butthey (do/donot) eliminate the cause.36. Anticonvulsants (are/arenot) used for all types of seizures.37. The first anticonvulsant used to treat seizures wasphenytoin, discovered in 1938, and today isthe most commonly used drug for seizures.38. Administration of phenytoin via the (oral/intramuscular/intravenous) route is not recommendedbecause of its erratic absorption rate.39. It is strongly recommended that the patient check with the health care provider before takingoverthecounter preparations.40. Which anticonvulsant(s) is/are appropriate for statusepilepticus(whenseizure lasts longer than 5minutesor when seizures occur close together and the person doesn't recover between seizures.) (SELECT ALLTHAT APPLY)a.Fosphenytoin
STUDY GUIDE #8Pharmacologyb. Carbamazepinec.Phenobarbitald.Diazepame. Topiramate41. A patient presents to the emergency department in status epilepticus. Which drug would thenurse anticipate to be ordered first?
42. Which statement(s) is/are true about seizures and anticonvulsant use in pregnancy. (SELECTALL THATAPPLY).
43. The patient has just been diagnosed with epilepsy and will be starting phenytoin. How this drugworks in the body?
44. The patient has just been diagnosed with a seizure disorder and has been started on valproicacid. What statement(s) by the patient indicate(s) to the nurse thepatient needs more instructionregarding his drug? (SELECT ALL THAT APPLY)a.Ijusthavetoremembertotakeitonceaday.b.Idonothavetoworryaboutlabs.c. “I need to take it at the same times every day.”d.Thisdrugwillcuremyseizures.

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