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Human Pharmacology

Nursing

Quiz 18 :

Drugs Affecting the Gastrointestinal System

Quiz 18 :

Drugs Affecting the Gastrointestinal System

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The following medication is NOT commonly used to treat gastric Helicobacter pylori infection:
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Multiple Choice
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Answer:

B

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A 59-year-old schizophrenic man has a history of dystonic reactions to typical antipsychotic medications. He now takes olanzapine as treatment of his schizophrenia. He is scheduled to undergo an inguinal hernia repair under general anesthesia. He has a history of postoperative nausea. Which of the following would be the most suitable anti-emetic medication for this man?
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Multiple Choice
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B
Aprepitant is an expensive but effective anti-emetic agent that can be administered orally before surgery to decrease postoperative nausea and vomiting. Choices A, C, and D all have anti-dopaminergic effects and are contraindicated given his prior adverse reactions to typical antipsychotic medications. Dronabinol (a cannabinoid) could precipitate psychotic symptoms and would not be a good choice.