5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- What is Alcoholism?
- What is Prophylactic Therapy?
- What are the "New" or "Atypical" Antipsychotic (Schizophrenia) Drugs?
- What is Abortive Therapy?
- What are the Different Classes of Antidepressants?
- a limit dopamine-blocking ability to the limbic system pathway; considered first-line agents; chosen on the basis of cost, limited adverse effects and a patients response history; symptoms such as emotional and social withdrawal, ambivalence and poor self-care usually do not respond to drug treatments
- b Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI), Monoamine Oxidate Inhibitors (MAOI), Serotonin and Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRI), Tricyclic Antidepressants (TCAs)
- c attempts to prevent or reduce migraine headaches
- d disease that can be arrested but not cured, lifetime disease and is potentially fatal, a complex genetic disease
- e treats acute migraine headaches after they occur
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- A disease that results in the progressive loss of an individual's memory and mental capacity. *Depression is part of disease profile
- Doxepin (Sinequan, Zonalon) - Capsule, Cream or Oral Liquid
- Include varieties that contain 3 fused rings of carbon atoms (tricyclic) and 4 fused rings (tetracyclic). Tricyclic antidepressants (TCA's) produce a response in greater than 50% of patients
- Inhibits enzymes that breakdown norepinephrine and serotonin. Second-line treatment because of their many interactions with foods and other drugs. Most beneficial in atypical depression and used to treat conditions other than depression
- severe, throbbing, unilateral headache accompanied by neurologic and GI disturbances that can severely affect quality of life and daily function. Caused by dilation of cerebral surface vessels
5 True/False Questions
What is the Drug of Choice for Alzheimer Disease? → Tacrine (Cognex) a cholinesterase inhibitor and most common side effect is increase in liver function values, Donepezil (Aricept) given once a day at bedtime with less nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, Galantamine (Razadyne) a cholinesterase inhibitor derived from daffodil bulbs, Ginko is only OTC drug has shown good results in improving cognitive function and social behavior in patients *May take up to 6 weeks to see results, Memantine (Namenda) works by blocking glutamate receptors known as NMDA receptors because they respond to chemical N-methyl-D-asparate (NMDA)
What are the Indications for Lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid)? → take 2 to 3 times a day, salt intake should remain constant during treatment, treating bipolar (manic-depressive) disorder, acute mania and prophylaxis of unipolar and bipolar disorder. Only mood stabilizer that has consistently shown to decrease the risk of suicide for bipolar patients
What is Sleep and Sleep Disorders? → fundamental to human health, research has recognized 4 stages
What is the Drug of Choice for Parkinson Disease? → Amantadine (Symmetrel) an antiviral encountered prophylaxis and treatment for influenza. Tolcapone (Tasmar) also known as catechol-O-methyl transferase (COMT) shown to increase patient "on time" by an average of 2 to 3 hours per day
What are the Classes of Drugs for Prophylactic Therapy? → attempts to prevent or reduce migraine headaches