Nursing Pharmacology Practice Questions – Gastrointestinal

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Omeprazole Administration

Mr. Jones is a 66-year-old obese male who has recently been prescribed omeprazole 20 mg daily. When should this medication be ideally taken?

Deficiency - Pantoprazole

Which supplement may be necessary for a patient taking long-term pantoprazole?

Administration Interaction

Giving levothyroxine with which medication would cause a significant reduction in absorption and increase the risk for hypothyroid symptoms?

Opioid Agonist

Which medication acts on opioid receptors in the gut to help manage diarrhea?

Diarrhea Agent With Binding Interactions

Mr. Farwell takes numerous medications and has many medical conditions. Some of his medications include seizure medications, warfarin, and levothyroxine. He has been having diarrhea. Which medication for diarrhea would be most likely to cause binding interactions?

Antidiarrheal in IBS - ADRs

Mr. Moeller is taking dicyclomine for IBS with predominant diarrhea. His past medical history includes osteoarthritis, BPH, GERD, and seasonal allergies. What condition is most concerning in relation to dicyclomine?

MOA Ondansetron

What is the primary mechanism of action for ondansetron?

Facial Movements ADR

Mr. Manning reports that he noticed some involuntary facial movements. Which of his GI medications would be most likely to cause this adverse effect?

Ondansetron Monitoring

In a patient who is at risk for QTc prolongation from ondansetron, which of the following assessments would be most appropriate?

Tums Interactions

Your patient is taking Tums on a routine basis at meals for heartburn symptoms. Which antibiotic would be most likely to have concentrations reduced if taken at the same time as Tums?