APA Online CE Quiz

No. 30

Title: Primer for Prescription Medicines: The Medicines for Side Effects - Part 1

1. Side effects are:
A) Quite unusual with the psychotropics
B) Fairly common with all medicines
C) Always best treated with another medication
D) Usually best treated by discontinuing use of the offending medicine

2. Pseudo-parkinsonism includes:
A) Restlessness and an inability to sit still
B) Muscle spasms
C) Hypertension and insomnia
D) Tremor at rest and drooling

3. One of the anticholinergic medicines for extrapyramidal side effects is:
A) Amantadine (Symmetrel)
B) Benztropine (Cogentin)
C) Chlorpromazine (Thorazine)
D) Haloperidol (Haldol)

4. Side effects are:
A) Always noticed by the patient
B) Always severe
C) Sometimes unnoticed by the patient
D) Sometimes unrelated to the medicine

5. Another class of medicines that have been reported to cause extrapyramidal side effects, besides the antipsychotics, is:
A) Anticholinergics
B) Antidepressants
C) Antihistamines
D) None of the above

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