Flashcards in Practice Exam Questions Deck (238)
Why shouldn’t Cordarone be given with sofosbuvir-containing regimens?
Serious symptomatic bradycardia
How should patients take the Viekira Pak tablets?
2 pink tablets + 1 beige tablet in morning, 1 beige tablet in the evening
(Beige tablet is dasabuvir)
What medications are Viekira Pak contraindicated in combination with?
Ethinyl estradiol, lovastatin, simvastatin
What warnings are associated with interferons?
May cause or aggravate:
1. Autoimmune disorders
2. Psychiatric symptoms
3. Ischemic disease
What lab abnormalities are indicative of chronic liver disease?
Hypoalbuminemia and increased INR
WBC x % neutrophils (segs + bands) x 10
Why should acetaminophen be used instead of NSAIDs in patients with cirrhosis?
NSAIDs can precipitate GI bleeding, blunt the diuretic response, and exacerbate renal dysfunction. APAP is safer if used sparingly at reduced doses.
Which natural product is used as a liver-protective agent?
What is a non-pharmacological recommendation for managing hepatic encephalopathy?
Restricting animal protein intake
What pharmacologic category is Transderm Scop?
Transderm Scop counseling points
1. May cause dry mouth, dizziness and confusion
2. Do not use alcohol
3. Can make patient tired; don't operate heavy machinery
Why can scopolamine worsen glaucoma?
anticholinergics can increase intraocular pressure and worsen glaucoma
Which BZDs are considered most safe in patients over the age of 65 based on Beers Criteria?
Lorazepam, oxazepam, temazepam
Which natural products can be used for anxiety?
Valerian, kava, St. John's Wort, passionflower
USP chapter for non-sterile compounding
What is Onzetra Xsail?
What treatment could be used for a 13-year old suffering from frequent migraines?
Maxalt (At least 6), Zolmiptriptin nasal and almotriptan and Treximet (at least 12)
How to take CellCept?
Twice daily on empty stomach, 12 hours apart
Common live vaccines that should be avoided in transplant patients
intranasal FluMist, MMR, Varivax (chicken pox), Zostavax (shingles)
Brand name(s) of everolimus
Which cancers are transplant patients at higher risk for?
How often should the following be performed at minimum:
1. glove fingertip testing
2. air sampling
3. temperature check
4. air pressure check
2. every 6 months
How often should media fill testing for technicians be performed?
Annually for medium- and low-risk compounding
Semiannually for high-risk compounding
What is considered high-risk compounding?
Making a CSP from non-sterile ingredients
Which reagent is used for the bacterial endotoxin test (BET)?
Limulus Amebocyte Lysate (LAL) is used for the BET to test for pyrogens
Brand name of calcium polycarbophil
Entereg, opioid receptor antagonist for prevention of post-op ileus
(REMS drug, max 15 doses)
What are the peripherally acting mu-opioid receptor antagonists for constipation?
Amitiza for opioid induced constiption