Welcome to your Nursing Pharmacology Practice Questions – Pain
Opioid Adverse Effects
Side effects of opioids include all of the following except:
Risk of Various Opioids
Upon checking a patient's blood pressure, she asks you if she should be concerned about the potential for abuse of medications with her son who has had addiction issues in the past. Which opioid medication is considered to have the lowest potential for abuse?
JS states that she has been taking lisinopril and hydrochlorothiazide on a regular basis for her high blood pressure. On her own, she has recently started taking ibuprofen three times daily for pain. What risk would this contribute to in the context of her other medications?
Which best represents the mechanism of action for naproxen?
KS is a 54-year-old male with a history of CKD, GERD, and osteoarthritis. He is taking acetaminophen frequently throughout the day. What is the typical maximum daily recommended dose of acetaminophen?
Mr. Easton is a 64-year-old male with a history of CKD, cirrhosis, GERD, and osteoarthritis. He is taking acetaminophen frequently throughout the day. Which diagnosis would give you the greatest concern in relation to the use of acetaminophen?
Mr. Kendall is a 55 year old male who has rheumatoid arthritis. He is taking methotrexate and hydroxychloroquine along with PRN ibuprofen. His medication list is otherwise unremarkable. You are surprised to see that he isn't taking which supplement?
Mr. Kendall is a 55-year-old male who has rheumatoid arthritis. He is taking methotrexate and hydroxychloroquine along with PRN ibuprofen. His medication list is otherwise unremarkable. Which routine assessment is critical with hydroxychloroquine?
Which opioid will cause the greatest physiological effects given a set dose? (i.e. which medication is most potent?)
Opioid Reversal Agent
Mr. Yearnes presents to the emergency department with his wife. He is severely sedated and breathing is very shallow. His wife reports that he took too many pain medications. Which of the following agents would be most appropriate to administer?
Analgesia and Heart Failure
Which of the following pain medications would be most likely to exacerbate heart failure?