# Pharm I - week 1 test 1

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Clinical pharmacology is the study of

a. the biological effects of chemicals.
b. drugs used to treat, prevent, or diagnose disease.
c. plant components that can be used as medicines.
d. binders and other vehicles for delivering medication.
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The generic name of a drug is

a. the name assigned to the drug by the pharmaceutical company developing it.
b. the chemical name of the drug based on its chemical structure.
c. the original name assigned to the drug at the beginning of the evaluation process.
d. the name that is often used in advertising campaigns.
Healthy young women are sometimes not able to be involved in phase I studies of drugs because

a. male bodies are more predictable and responsive to chemicals.
b. females are more apt to suffer problems with ova, which are formed only before birth.
c. males can tolerate the unknown adverse effects of many drugs better than females.
d. there are no standards to use to evaluate the female response.
A patient has been taking fluoxetine (Prozac) for several years, but when picking up the prescription this month found that the tablets looked different and became concerned. The nurse, checking with the pharmacist, found that fluoxetine had just become available in the generic form and the prescription had been filled with the generic product. The nurse should tell the patient

a. that the new tablet may have similar effects or may not so the patient should carefully monitor response.
b. that generic drugs are available without a prescription and they are just as safe as the brand name medication.
c. that the law requires that prescriptions be filled with the generic form if available to cut down the cost of medications.
d. that the pharmacist filled the prescription with the wrong drug and it should be returned to the pharmacy for a refund.

When teaching a patient about OTC drugs, which points should the nurse include?

a. These drugs are very safe and can be used freely to relieve your complaints.
b. These compounds are called drugs, but they aren't really drugs.
c. Many of these drugs were once prescription drugs but are now thought to be safe for use without a prescription when used as directed.
d. Reading the label of these drugs is very important; the name of the active ingredient is prominent; you should always check the ingredient name.
e. It is important to read the label and to see what the recommended dose of the drug is; some of these drugs can cause serious problems if too much of the drug is taken.
f. It is important to report the use of any OTC drug to your healthcare provider because many of them can interact with drugs that might be prescribed for you.
c. Many of these drugs were once prescription drugs but are now thought to be safe for use without a prescription when used as directed.
d. Reading the label of these drugs is very important; the name of the active ingredient is prominent; you should always check the ingredient name.
e. It is important to read the label and to see what the recommended dose of the drug is; some of these drugs can cause serious problems if too much of the drug is taken.
f. It is important to report the use of any OTC drug to your healthcare provider because many of them can interact with drugs that might be prescribed for you.

A patient asks what generic drugs are and if he should be using them to treat his infection. Which of the following statements should be included in the nurse's explanation?

a. A generic drug is a drug that is sold by the name of the ingredient, not the brand name.
b. Generic drugs are always the best drugs to use because they are never any different from the familiar brand names.
c. Generic drugs are not available until the patent expires on a specific drug.
d. Generic drugs are usually cheaper than the well-known brand names, and some insurance companies require that you receive the generic drug if one is available.
e. Generic drugs are forms of a drug that are available over the counter and do not require a prescription.
f. Your physician may want you to have the brand name of a drug, not the generic form, and DAW will be on your prescription form.
g. Generic drugs are less likely to cause adverse effects than brand-name drugs.
a. A generic drug is a drug that is sold by the name of the ingredient, not the brand name.
c. Generic drugs are not available until the patent expires on a specific drug.
d. Generic drugs are usually cheaper than the well-known brand names, and some insurance companies require that you receive the generic drug if one is available.
f. Your physician may want you to have the brand name of a drug, not the generic form, and DAW will be on your prescription form.