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suppository (small solid, cylinder shaped medicine inserted in the rectum or vagina)
PR, r, rec
schedule 1 drug
High potential for abuse, no currently accepted medical use, lack of accepted safety
schedule 2 drug
Drug that has a high potential for abuse. Relative potential for psychological and physical dependency. No refills and cannot be called in
Schedule 3 drugs
Less potential for abuse and currently accepted medical use
schedule 4 drugs
• Lower abuse potential than schedule 3 drugs
• Accepted medical uses
• Limited physical or psychological dependence
schedule 5 drugs
low abuse potential; no prescription needed for adults over the age of 18
What do anticoagulants do?
delay blood clotting
What do analgesics do?
what do antibiotics do
what do antiemetics do
Prevent or treat nausea and vomiting
What do antihistamines do?
What do antipyretics do?
drug that lowers blood pressure
Skin of the upper chest, forearms, upper back
deltoid, vastus laterus, ventrogluteal muscles
under the skin of the abdomen, anterior thighs, upper outer arm, upper back
under the tongue
The medication goes from the site of entry into the body through the gastrointestinal tract, subcutaneous tissue, veins, other sites, and into the bloodstream
The medication goes from The bloodstream to the various sites of action: organs and tissues in the body
what organs in the body breakdown the medication to prepare it for excretion
The liver and kidneys
The removal of a medications metabolites from the body
What organs metabolize medications?
The bladder in the large intestine eliminate the metabolites of the medication through urine and feces
The process in which the body breaks down medication into Metabolites ready for excretion
medical system is caring for a patient who is scheduled for flexible sigmoidoscopy and will be self administering an enema at home. The assistant should explain that the medication will be in which of the following forms
A medical assistant is preparing a patient for a physical examination. The patient reports difficulty falling asleep. The assistant should anticipate that the provider will prescribe which of the following medications?
zolpidem (it increases relaxation and induces sleep)
A medical assistant is reviewing a prescription for oral liquid medication. The prescription cost for10 mg of diazepam oral solution. Available is diazepam oral solutions 5 mg/ 5 mL how many ML of the solution are required for each dose?
A medical assistant is reviewing the medications for a patient who is undergoing chemotherapy to treat breast cancer. The assistant should identify that the provider prescribed ondansetron because it is in which of the following medication classifications
antiemetic (to reduce vomiting)
The medical assistant is transcribing a prescription for fentanyl patches for a patient. The assistant should identify that this medication has specific requirements because it is classified in what schedule of controlled substances
A medical assistant is preparing to perform a mantoux tests. Which of the following routes should the assistant use for this injection
Intradermal at a 15° angle
A medical assistant is converting a prescription for 30 mL of liquid medication from milliliters to tablespoons. The assistant should calculate that this amount of medication converts to how many tablespoons
2 tablespoons because there are 15 mL in 1 tablespoon
A medical assistant is preparing to administer a vitamin injection to a patient. As part of verifying the right medication, which of the following actions should the assistant take
check the medication labels expiration date
A medical assistant is preparing to administer a medication that should be taken at least two hours after a meal. The assistant asked the patient when he last ate. What right of medication administration is the assistant demonstrating
A medical assistant is explaining to an older adult patient that she will require a lower dosage of medication then in younger adults. The assistant should explain that this difference in dosage is primarily because of the effect that aging has on which of the following pharmacokinetic processes
metabolism, because how quickly the body metabolizes a medication depends on many factors including a patient's age
A medical assistant is transcribing a prescription from a provider for a medication that must be taken hourly. What abbreviation should the assistant identify as the correct notation of when and how often the patient should take the medication
A medical assistant should identify which of the following look alike and sound alike medications as an anticonvulsant
Clonazepam, it is often confused with clonidine
A medical assistant is a raging medication in a storage cabinet according to the route of a ministration. The assistant should categorize methyl salicylate liniment in which of the following routes
topical, A liniment is a liquid or semi liquid that contains oil alcohol or water for application to the skin
A medical assistant is providing teaching to a patient who is starting lisinopril. The assistant should instruct the patient to report what following affect to the provider immediately
A patient tells a medical assistant that his provider said to take the prescribed anabiotic four times per day because of the medications half-life. he wants to know what the term half life means. What response should the assistant make
medications half life is the time it takes for the body to process and eliminate half of the dosage
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