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Psychiatric Medications and Side Effects Quiz

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Which statement about rivastigmine is correct?

It is a patch formulation used to treat dementia and should be placed where patients cannot reach it.

What is a potential side effect of oxcarbazepine that requires monitoring?

Sodium depletion and liver function abnormalities.

Which statement about seizure medications is correct?

They require monitoring of sodium levels, as they can cause sodium depletion.

Which medication is used as an antidote for benzodiazepine overdose?

Flumazenil

Which statement about narcotics and benzodiazepines in pregnancy is correct?

They should be used with caution, as they can cause miscarriage or birth defects.

In a situation where a pregnant woman overdoses, what is the priority?

Saving the mother, as she takes priority over the fetus.

What is the difference between an agonist and an antagonist?

An agonist enhances the effects of a medication, while an antagonist blocks or reverses its effects.

What is the primary purpose of analgesics?

To relieve pain by changing the patient's perception of pain or reducing painful stimuli at the source.

Which of the following is NOT a common benzodiazepine?

Ambien

Which of the following is a potential adverse effect of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)?

All of the above

Which neurotransmitter is decreased in anxiety disorders?

GABA

Which medication is used to help increase dopamine levels in the treatment of Parkinson's disease?

Levodopa/Carbidopa

Which of the following statements about Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS) is correct?

Both A and B are correct.

Which neurotransmitter is decreased in Alzheimer's disease?

Acetylcholine

What is the purpose of Carbidopa in the treatment of Parkinson's disease?

To help Levodopa cross the blood-brain barrier

Which neurotransmitter is involved in the parasympathetic nervous system?

Acetylcholine

Test your knowledge on common psychiatric medications and their side effects. Learn about the importance of tapering off antidepressants, adverse effects of SSRIs, Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome, and more.

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