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5 Matching questions

  1. Non-benzodiazepine Sedative-hypnotic
  2. Serotonin receptor agonist SE
  3. anti-histamines GERO
  4. Benzo-diazapines MOA
  5. Benzo-diazapines USE
  1. a More sensitive to the SE/AE and increased risk for falls while taking these drugs, used cautiously. lower dose recommended.
  2. b potentiate the action of gamma-aminobutyric or GABA, including any other inhibitory transmitters in the CNS resulting in decreased anxiety. Most agents cause a decrease in CNS excitability
  3. c first line drug used to treat acute anxiety and agitation SHORT term (PRN), alcohol withdrawal, anxiety related to surgery and procedures, insomnia, seizures. Should not be given longer than 2-4 weeks, used as prn to treat acute anxiety and rapidly relieve the symtptoms.
  4. d dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue, headache, insomnia, nervousness, weakness, blurred vision, nasal congestion, sore throat, tinnitus, chest pain, palpitations, tachycardia, numbness, paresthesia, etc
  5. e Zolpidem (Ambien)

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Not for patient having lung problems (asthma, COPD, etc), heart block, bradycardia, diabetes mellitus
  2. Report complex sleep-related behaviors;
    Take it immediately before bedtime, take it when able to get a full night's sleep (i.e., 7-8 hours). Not abruptly discontinuing therapy. Do not operate machinery or drive, report all prescriptions and OTC drugs, avoid alcohol and other CNS depressants
  3. not recommended,
  4. Prescribed lower doses; more likely to cause mental confusion, hypoglycemia
  5. Heart rate, monitor glucose in patients with diabetes, blood pressure, respiratory rate, O2SAT

5 True/False questions

  1. Benzo-diazapines Patient Educationdo not operative vehicles or machinery with this drug


  2. Beta blocker EEBradycardia, chest pain, severe dizziness or fainting, irregular heart rate, skin rash, hypoglycemia, depression, heart block, bronchospasm, dyspnea


  3. Serotonin receptor agonist PGAnxiety is relieved without much sedation, symptoms of anxiety are decreased, sense of well being is improved


  4. alpha 2-adrenergic agonist GeriatricBind to α2 receptors in the brain to decrease presynaptic calcium levels, and inhibit the release of norepinephrine (NE), leading to decreased sympathetic tone


  5. anti-histamines MOAC