B. Try the patient on insulin. C. Tell the patient to increase iodine intake. D. Have the patient stop taking any sulfonylurea to avoid dangerous drug interactions. A. Draw a serum creatinine to assess renal function. Progesterone-only pills are recommended for women who: A. Are breastfeeding B. Have a history of migraine C. Have a medical history that contradicts the use of estrogen D. All of the above D. All of the above Sadie is a seventy-two-year-old who takes omeprazole for her chronic GERD. Chronic long-term omeprazole use places her at increased risk for: A Megaloblastic anemia B. Osteoporosis C. Hypertension D. Strokes B. Osteoporosis
Sarah, a forty-two-year-old female, requests a prescription for an anorexiant to treat her obesity. A trial of phentermine is prescribed. Prescribing precautions include understanding that: A. Obesity is a contraindication to prescribing phentermine. B. Anorexiants may cause tolerance and should only be prescribed for six months. C. Patients should be monitored for postural hypotension. D. Renal function should be monitored closely while the patient is on anorexiants. B. Anorexiants may cause tolerance and should only be prescribed for six months. Scott is presenting for follow-up on his lipid panel. He had elevated total cholesterol, elevated triglycerides, and an LDL of 122 mg/dL. He has already implemented diet changes and increased physical activity. He has mildly elevated liver studies. An appropriate next step for therapy would be: A. Atorvastatin (Lipitor) B. Niacin (Niaspan) C. Simvastatin and ezetimibe (Vytorin) D. Gemfibrozil (Lopid) B. Niacin (Niaspan) Second-generation antihistamines such as loratadine (Claritin) are prescribed for seasonal allergies because they: A. Are more effective than first-generation antihistamines B. Are less sedating than first-generation antihistamines C. Are prescription products and, therefore, are covered by insurance D. Can be taken with CNS sedatives, such as alcohol B. Are less sedating than first-generation antihistamines Severe contact dermatitis caused by poison ivy or poison oak exposure often requires treatment with: A. Topical antipruritics B. Oral corticosteroids for two to three weeks C. Thickly applied topical intermediate-dose corticosteroids D. Isolation of the patient to prevent spread of the dermatitis B. Oral corticosteroids for two to three weeks Sitagliptin has been approved for: A. Monotherapy in once-daily doses B. Combination therapy with metformin C. Both A and B D. Neither A nor B C. Both A and B A sixty-six-year-old male was prescribed phenelzine (Nardil) while in an acute psychiatric unit for recalcitrant depression. The nurse practitioner managing his primary healthcare needs to understand the following regarding phenelzine and other monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs): A. He should not be prescribed any serotonergic drug such as sumatriptan (Imitrex).
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- Fall '16
- Christy McCall
- d., Blood sugar, c., Calcium channel blocker