APA Online CE Quiz

No. 86

Title: RX Primer: Primer for Prescription Medications: The First Long-Acting Atypical Antipsychotic

1. Risperdal Consta may be associated with:
A) Improved medication compliance.
B) Decrease in relapse rates and re-hospitalizations.
C) A side-effect profile similar to the atypical antipsychotic, Risperdal.
D) All of the above.

2. Risperdal Consta is administered:
A) Every 2 weeks.
B) Every 3 weeks.
C) Every 4 weeks.
D) None of the above.

3. Upon initiation of long-acting risperidone, oral supplementation of the antipsychotic medication should be maintained for:
A) The first 2 weeks.
B) The first 3 weeks.
C) The first 4 weeks.
D) None of the above.

4. Decreased levels of risperidone and its metabolite are seen when Risperdal Consta is taken with:
A) Carbamazepine.
B) Paroxetine.
C) Clozapine.
D) Fluoxetine.

5. Tolerability should be established with the oral formulation before starting the long acting formulation of risperidone in:
A) First time users of risperidone.
B) Hepatic impairment.
C) Renal impairment.
D) All of the above.

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