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5 Matching questions

  1. Non-benzodiazepine Sedative-hypnotic DDI
  2. Non-benzodiazepine Sedative-hypnotic Patient Education
  3. alpha 2-adrenergic agonist DDI
  4. Non-benzodiazepine Sedative-hypnotic
  5. Benzo-diazapines AE
  1. a Causes CNS depression with opiates, sediatives, hypnotics, anesthetics, alcohol.
  2. b Zolpidem (Ambien)
  3. c ataxia, hostility, anterograde amnesia, rebound insomnia/anxiety, suicidal ideation, tolerance, dependence and withdrawal syndrome with long term use
  4. d additive effect with CNS depressants (e.g., sedatives, psychotropic drugs, anticonvulsants, antihistamines, alcohol)
  5. e 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

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Bind to α2 receptors in the brain to decrease presynaptic calcium levels, and inhibit the release of norepinephrine (NE), leading to decreased sympathetic tone
  2. For mild anxiety, preoperative or procedure sedative, hypnotic, analgesic, and tranquilizer
  3. D, not recommended, associated with floppy infant syndrome, neonatal withdrawl symptoms, poor sucking reflex
  4. More sensitive to the SE/AE and increased risk for falls while taking these drugs, used cautiously. lower dose recommended.
  5. Bradycardia, chest pain, severe dizziness or fainting, irregular heart rate, skin rash, hypoglycemia, depression, heart block, bronchospasm, dyspnea

5 True/False questions

  1. Beta blocker Patient EducationNot for patient having lung problems (asthma, COPD, etc), heart block, bradycardia, diabetes mellitus


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


  3. alpha 2-adrenergic agonist Brest feedingWill pass into breastmilk, not recommended,


  4. Serotonin receptor agonist GEROTakes several weeks to reach therapeutic effect. Take exactly as prescribed in order to decrease risk of dependence. Do not just discontinue taking these drugs, your doctor may want to taper off the dose in order to avoid withdrawal symptoms.


  5. Benzo-diazapinesD, not recommended, associated with floppy infant syndrome, neonatal withdrawl symptoms, poor sucking reflex