GERD Pharmacologic Agents Quiz

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Which adverse effect is most commonly associated with prolonged cimetidine use?

Gynecomastia

What is a potential risk factor for experiencing central nervous system effects from H2-receptor antagonists?

Patients with reduced renal function

Which pharmacological class is less effective than PPIs in healing erosive esophagitis?

H2-receptor antagonists

What is the mechanism of action of proton pump inhibitors?

Block acid secretion by inhibiting gastric H+/K+ adenosine triphosphatase

What is a common adverse effect associated with H2-receptor antagonists?

Confusion

Which group of patients are at a higher risk when using H2-receptor antagonists?

Older adults and patients with reduced renal function

What is a potential outcome of prolonged H2-receptor antagonist use?

Development of tolerance and reduced efficacy

Which type of therapy can Over-The-Counter (OTC) H2RAs be used for?

GERD preventive dosing before meals or exercise

Which pharmacological class blocks acid secretion by inhibiting gastric H+/K+ adenosine triphosphatase?

Proton pump inhibitors

What potential effect can be seen when using proton pump inhibitors in combination with raltegravir?

Potential toxicity

Test your knowledge about pharmacologic agents used in the treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), including antacids, H2-receptor antagonists, proton pump inhibitors, and promotility agents. Learn about the mechanisms of action, efficacy, and specific characteristics of different types of agents.

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