Study Questions

1. A 36-year-old woman with severe erosive esophagi-tis is prescribed pantoprazole. One of the most common adverse side effects of such therapy is which of the following?

(A) Vomiting

(B) Constipation

(C) Headache

(D) Heartburn

(E) Paresthesias

2. While taking a NSAID for arthritis, a 65-year-old man developed a gastric ulcer. He was prescribed ranitidine for 8 weeks. This drug binds a receptor located where?

(A) Nucleus

(B) Nucleolus

(C) Cytoplasm

(D) Cell membrane

3. A 20-year-old woman goes to the emergency department, stating that within the past hour she ingested "a handful of sleeping pills." She is still awake. Which of the following drugs can be given to induce vomiting?

(A) Metoclopramide

(B) Ipecac

(C) Morphine

(D) Promethazine

(E) Ondansetron

4. A 17-year-old boy with a history of sulfa allergy is diagnosed with left-side ulcerative colitis after a 3-week history of bloody diarrhea and tenesmus. On examination he is afebrile and has no abdominal tenderness. The appropriate drug therapy to institute initially is which of the following?

(A) Metronidazole

(B) Sulfasalazine

(C) Mesalamine

(D) Cyclosporine

(E) Prednisone

5. A 62-year-old woman on hemodialysis is scheduled for a screening colonoscopy. Which should be prescribed for her colonic preparation?

(A) Visicol

(B) Fleet Phospho soda

(C) Magnesium citrate

(D) Dulcolax


6. Gastric acid secretion is stimulated by the presence of

(A) Gastrin and acetylcholine

(B) Histamine and motilin

(C) Norepinephrine and gastrin

(D) Norepinephrine and histamine

(E) Acetylcholine and pepsin

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