Published: 2 December 2021


Test your knowledge: The Prescriber Update quiz 2021

Published: 2 December 2021
Prescriber Update 42(4): 51
December 2021

  1. Which of the following medicines can increase potassium levels?
    1. Amiloride
    2. Losartan
    3. Cilazapril
    4. All of the above
  2. The increased risk of angioedema associated with concomitant use of vildagliptin and an ACE inhibitor is thought to be related to:
    1. Reduced degradation of bradykinin and substance P
    2. Increased degradation of bradykinin and substance P
    3. Increased activity of DPP-IV
    4. Deficiency of CYP2D6
  3. What is the recommended dose of chloramphenicol eye drops for children aged under two years?
  4. What is the reported frequency of thrombocytopenia and pancytopenia in the sodium valproate data sheet?
    1. Thrombocytopenia: uncommon; Pancytopenia: uncommon
    2. Thrombocytopenia: common; Pancytopenia: common
    3. Thrombocytopenia: common; Pancytopenia: uncommon
    4. Thrombocytopenia: uncommon; Pancytopenia: common
  5. In clinical trials for treatment of neuropathic pain, what were the most commonly reported reasons for patients discontinuing treatment with pregabalin or gabapentin?
  6. Fingolimod is an immunomodulating drug indicated for the treatment of relapsing multiple sclerosis. Which of the following are recognised adverse effects of this drug?
    1. Renal impairment
    2. Clinically significant liver injury
    3. Acute liver failure
    4. a and c
    5. b and c
  7. Omalizumab is a monoclonal antibody drug used in the treatment of asthma. Which component of the immune system is the target of this drug?
    1. IL-6
    2. IL-5
    3. IgE
    4. IgM
  8. Which of the following is incorrect? To prevent adrenal insufficiency, dose tapering of prednisone is generally required for patients who have:
    1. Been given repeat prednisone doses in the evening
    2. Received more than 10 mg of prednisone per day for more than one week
    3. Recently had repeated courses
    4. Received prednisone for more than 3 weeks
  9. Which of the following is NOT a risk factor for developing diabetic ketoacidosis in patients being treated with empagliflozin?
    1. A low carbohydrate diet
    2. Increasing insulin dose
    3. Prolonged fasting
    4. Surgery
  10. What is the length of time that a patient must not become pregnant for after stopping treatment with acitretin (Novatretin)?

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