APA Online CE Quiz

No. 77

Title: Rx Primer: Antidepressants that Anticipate the Future?

1. As a ?racemic mixture? Celexa:
A) Rotates polarized light only to the right.
B) Rotates polarized light only to the left.
C) Is an equal mix of the two possible forms of the molecule.
D) Is a mirror image of Lexapro.

2. In comparing Celexa, milligram to milligram, with Lexapro, which of the following statement is true?
A) Celexa has half the activity of Lexapro.
B) Celexa has the same activity as Lexapro.
C) Celexa has double the activity of Lexapro.
D) Celexa?s activity cannot be compared to Lexapro.

3. The new warning for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) is:
A) A possible decrease in suicidal thoughts and urges in children and adolescents.
B) A possible increase in suicidal thoughts and urges in children and adolescents.
C) A possible decrease in suicidal thoughts and urges in children, adolescents, and adults.
D) A possible increase in suicidal thoughts and urges in children, adolescents, and adults.

4. Cymbalta is:
A) A selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI).
B) A selective dopamine reuptake inhibitor (SDRI).
C) A selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI).
D) A selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SSNRI).

5. Besides depression, Cymbalta is approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat:
A) Acute pain of any type.
B) Chronic pain of any type.
C) Diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain.
D) None of the above.

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