Multiple Choice Questions

  1. Zafirlukast is best classified as ?
  1. Leukocyte stimulant
  2. Carbonic anhydrase inhibitor
  3. Monoamine oxidase inhibitor
  4. Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor
  5. Leukotriene formation inhibitor

2. Nicardipine is indicated treatment for ?

I. angina pectoris

II. hypertension

III. ventricular tachycardia

  1. I only
  2. III only
  3. I and II only
  4. II and III only

3. Colestipol HCL is best classified as ?

  1. HMG-COA reductase inhibitor
  2. Vasopressor
  3. Potassium-sparing diuretic
  4. Ace inhibitor
  5. Bile acid sequesterant

4. The primary function of semithicone in antacid products is to act as a (an)

  1. Suspending agent
  2. Adsorbent
  3. buffer
  4. antiflatulent
  5. flavoring agent

5. Lactose is used to treat

  1. constipation
  2. post-systemic encephalopathy
  3. renal tubular necrosis

(A) 1 only (B) 3 only (C) 1 and 2 only (D) 2 and 3 only (E) 1,2, and 3

6. Which of the following are employed clinically as intranasal steroids

  1. Budesonide
  2. fluticasone propionate
  3. nedocronil

(A) 1 only (B) 3 only (C) 1 and 2 only (D) 2 and 3 only (E) 1, 2, 3 only

7. Which of the following antiarrhythmic agents is (are ) associated with an adverse effect known as cinchonism ?

  1. acebutolol
  2. moricizine
  3. quinidine
  4. lidocaine
  5. disopyramide

8. Which of the following is a COMT inhibitor

  1. Selegiline
  2. carbidopa
  3. disulfiram
  4. tolcapone
  5. pramipexole

9. Benzoyl peroxide is commonly employed in the treatment of

  1. Psoriasis
  2. Pinworms
  3. Seborrehic dermatitis
  4. Trichomonal infections
  5. Acne

10. Effects associated as a result of inhalation of smoke of cannabis include

  1. decreased pulse rate
  2. perceptual changes
  3. vascular congestion of the eye

(A) I only, (B) III only (C) I and II only (D) II and III only (E) I, II, and III

11. Benzodiazepenes appear to be anxiolytics by

  1. Altering the sodium ion influx into the CNS
  2. Potentiating the effects of GABA
  3. Altering the calcium ion influx into the CNS
  4. Inhibiting the action of monoamine oxidase

12. Which of the following is considered to be a prokinetic agent ?

  1. Lansoprazole
  2. diphenoxylate
  3. metoclopramide

(A) 1 only, (B) 3only, (C) 1 and 2 only (D) 2 and 3 only, (E) 1, 2, and 3

13. Which of the following is realeased by posterior pituitary gland ?

  1. Growth Hormone
  2. Follicle stimulationg Hormone
  3. Oxytocin

(A) 1 only, (B) 3 only, (C) 1 and 2 only (D) 2 and 3 (E) 1,2, 3

14. Propylthiouracil is used for the same therapeutic indication as

  1. methoxsalen
  2. danazol
  3. azathioprine
  4. omeprazole
  5. methimazole

15. Which one of the following agent is most similar in action to cloxacillin

  1. amoxicilin
  2. penicillin v potassium
  3. naficillin
  4. ticarcilin

16. Which of the morphine derivatives is most likely to cause dependence ?

  1. diacetylmorphine
  2. ethylmorphine
  3. methylmorphine
  4. hydrocodone
  5. oxycodone

17. Minoxidil is an antihypertensive agent that works by

  1. potentiating GABA activity
  2. diectly dilating peripheral blood vessels
  3. blocking alpha-adrenergic receptors
  4. inhibiting COMT
  5. blocking beta-adrenergic receptors

18. Agents indicated for the treatment of depression include(s)

  1. bupropion
  2. venlafaxine
  3. citalopram

(A) 1 only (B) 3 only (C) 1 and 2 only (D) 2 and 3 only (E) 1, 2, and 3

19. A common adverse effect associated with the chronic use of magnesium antacid is

  1. nausea and vomiting
  2. gastrointestinal bleeding
  3. flatulence
  4. diarrhea
  5. constipation

20. Reduced clotting ability of the blood is accociated with the administration of

  1. clopidogrel
  2. abciximab
  3. filgrastim

(A) 1, (B) 3, (C) 1 and 3 (D) 2 and 3 only (E) 1, 2 and 3

ANSWERS

  1. 5
  2. 3
  3. 5
  4. 4
  5. C
  6. C
  7. 3
  8. 4
  9. 5
  10. D
  11. 2
  12. 3
  13. B
  14. 5
  15. 3
  16. 1
  17. 2
  18. E
  19. 4
  20. D
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