Question 94. Question :
When a patient is on selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitors:
The complete blood count must be monitored every three to four months
Therapeutic blood levels must be monitored every six months after a steady state is achieved.
Blood glucose must be monitored every three to four months.
There is no laboratory monitoring required.
Question 95. Question :
Patients whose total dose of prednisone exceed 1 gram will most likely need a second prescription for _________.
metformin, a biguanide to prevent diabetes
omeprazole, a proton pump inhibitor to prevent peptic ulcer disease
naproxen, an NSAID to treat joint pain
furosemide, a diuretic to treat fluid retention
Question 96. Question :
The ongoing monitoring of patients over the age sixty-five years taking alendronate (Fosamax) or any other bisphosphonate is:
Annual dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scans
Annual vitamin D level
Annual renal function evaluation
Electrolytes every three months
Question 97. Question :
Anticholinergic agents, such as benztropine (Cogentin), may be given with a phenothiazine to:
Reduce the chance of tardive dyskinesia.
Potentiate the effects of the drug.
Reduce the tolerance that tends to occur.
Increase CNS depression.
Question 98. Question :
Diagnostic criteria for diabetes include:
Fasting blood glucose greater than 140 mg/dl on two occasions
Postprandial blood glucose greater than 140 mg/dl
Fasting blood glucose 100 to 125 mg/dl on two occasions
Symptoms of diabetes plus a casual blood glucose greater than 200 mg/dl
Question 99. Question :
Insulin preparations are divided into categories based on onset, duration, and intensity of action following subcutaneous inject. Which of the following insulin preparations has the shortest onset and duration of action?
Valproate is safe during all trimesters of pregnancy.
She can get pregnant while taking valproate, but she should take adequate folic acid.
Valproate is not safe at any time during pregnancy.
Valproate is a known teratogen but may be taken after the first trimester if necessary.