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ATI - Pharm: Neuro Part 1 Exam NUR 2407 A healthcare professional is caring for a patient who is about to begin taking amphetamine sulfate (Adderall). The healthcare professional should monitor the p... atient for which of the following adverse effects? A) Hypotension; B) Tinnitus; C) Tachycardia; D) Bronchospasm A healthcare professional is caring for a patient who is about to begin taking dantrolene (Dantrium) for skeletal muscle spasms. The health care professional should recognize that which of the following laboratory tests requires monitoring? A) Serum potassium; B) Liver function; C) Serum sodium; D) Thyroid function A healthcare professional is caring for a patient who is about to begin taking dantrolene (Dantrium) for skeletal muscle spasms. The healthcare professional should tell the patient to report which of the following adverse effects? A) Slow pulse rate; B) Cough; C) Diarrhea; D) Hearing loss A healthcare professional is caring for a patient who is about to begin taking pramipexole (Mirapex) to treat Parkinson's disease. The healthcare professional should recognize that which of the following laboratory tests require monitoring? A) C-reactive protein; B) Creatinine phosphokinase (CPK); C) Thyroid function; D) CBC A healthcare professional is caring for a patient who is receiving thiopental (Pentothal). For which of the following should the healthcare professional monitor? A) Cardiac excitability; B) Respiratory depression; C) Hyperthermia; D) Hypotension A healthcare professional is caring for a patient who is taking zolpidem (Ambien). The patient has a history of benzodiazepine abuse and reports insomnia. The health care professional should caution the patient that the drug can cause; A) Hearing loss; B) Memory impairment; C) Join pain; D) Constipation A healthcare professional is reviewing the medical record of a patient who has a newly diagnosed seizure disorder. The patient is to begin taking both valproic acid (Depakote) and phenytoin (Dilantin). The health care professional should recognize that which of the following can occur as a result of a drug interactoin between valproic acid and phenytoin. A) Hyperammonemia; B) Phenytoin toxicity; C) Hypertension; D) Peptic ulcer disease A healthcare professional is talking to a patient about beginning sumatriptan (Imitrex) therapy to treat migraine headaches. The health care professional should advise the patient to watch for which of the following adverse effects? A) Chest pain; B) Polyuria; C) Joint pain D) Insomnia A healthcare professional is talking to a patient about the adverse effects of interferon beta-1a (Avonex). To help minimize these effects, she should tell the patient to: A) Premedicate with acetaminophen (Tylenol); B) Take the drug with food; C) Increase his fluid intake; D) Take the drug in the morning A healthcare professional is talking to a patient and her family about how methylphenidate (Ritalin) will help manage attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Which of the following therapeutic effects should they expect? A) Reduced panic; B) Improved mood; C) Increased focus; D) Decreased anxiety A healthcare professional is talking to a patient who is about to begin taking valproic acid (Depakote) for a newly diagnosed seizure disorder. He should tell the patient to wath for which of the following adverse effects? (Select all that apply): A) Hirsutism; B) Drowsiness; C) Headache; D) Ataxia; E) Rash A healthcare professional is talking to a patient who is newly diagnosed with Parkinson's disease about how levodopa/carbidopa (Sinemet) will help control her symptoms. With which of the following mechanisms is the drug effective in treating the disorder? A) Increases available acetylcholine in the brain; B) Inhibits norepinephrine metabolism in the brain; C) Inhibits serotonin metabolism in the brain; D) Increases available dopamine in the brain A healthcare professional is talking with a patient who is to begin taking valproic acid (Depakote) to treat a seizure disorder. He should advise the patient to monitor for which of the following adverse effects? A) Hirsutism; B) Depression; C) Jaundice; D) Gum irritation A healthcare professional should include which of the following instructions when talking with a patient about taking levodopa/carbidopa (Sinemet) to treat Parkinson's disease? A) Change position slowly to prevent orthostatic hypotension; B) Eat a protein snack to increase absorption; C) Take the drug at bedtime to avoid daytime drowsiness; D) Expect eye twitching to develop with long-term therapy A patient is taking selegiline (Eldepryl) to treat Parkinson's disease. The provider is considering the use of analgesics for the patient but should be aware that a drug interaction between selegiline and meperidine (Demerol) can result in which of the following? A) Frequent urination; B) Jaundice; C) Cellulitis; D) Muscle rigidity An anesthetist is about to administer lidocaine (Xylocaine) as part of the protocol for spinal anesthesia for a patient who is undergoing a surgical procedure. The healthcare professional should be aware that the patient could develop which of the following potentially serious effects? A) Tachycardia; B) Hypotension; C) Hyperthermia; D) Hemoptysis Anesthetists often administer midazolam (Versed) during induction of anesthesia because of which of the following pharmacological actions? A) Produces analgesia; B) Induces muscle paralysis; C) Dries secretions; D) Causes amnesia Because of the potential for adverse effects, which of the following should a health care professional recommend for patients who begin taking carbamazepine (Tegretol)? A) Begin taking the drug at a low dosage; B) Discontinue the drug immediately if diarrhea occurs; C) Have serum glucose levels checked regularly; D) Take the drug on an empty stomach For which of the following should a health care professional monitor a patient who is taking donepezil (Aricept) for Alzheimer's disease? A) Confusion; B) Dry mouth; C) Nausea; D) Double vision When talking to a patient about taking modafinil (Provigil) to treat narcolepsy, which of the following instructions should the health care professional include? A) Take the drug in the morning; B) Take the drug 30 min before bedtime; C) Anticipate daytime drowsiness; D) Expect urinary frequency When talking with a patient about taking temazepam (Restoril), which of the following instructions should the health care professional include? (Select all that apply) A) Wear sunscreen and protective clothing; B) Avoid alcohol and other depressants; C) Increase fiber and fluid intake; D) Take the drug 30 min before bedtime; E) Taper the drug slowly to prevent withdrawal symptoms Which of the following findings should alert a healthcare professional that a patient is developing a potentially serious adverse reaction to interferon beta-1b (Betaseron)? A) Tinnitus; B) Twitching eyelids; C) Blue-green skin discoloration; D) Fatigue Which of the following information should a healthcare professional include when talking to a patient about taking baclofen (Lioresal)? A) Avoid driving until the drug's effects are evident; B) Stop taking the drug immediately if headache occurs; C) Take the drug as needed for spasticity; D) Take the drug with antacids to reduce gastric effects While talking with a patient and his family about taking memantine (Namenda) for Alzheimer's disease, the health care professional should include which of the following instructions? A) Increase fluids to improve renal excretion; B) Report memory loss or confusion; C) Watch for signs of liver impairment, such as jaundice and abdominal pain; D) Notify the health care professional before taking over-the-counter antacids [Show More]

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