Pharmacology Review for NCLEX

1. Morphine, Codeine, and Methadone have a high potential for abuse or physical or psychological dependency. Which schedule of drugs do these belong in?

a. Schedule I
b. Schedule II
c. Schedule III
d. Schedule IV

2. In FDA pregnancy categories, what do most drugs fall under?

a. A
b. B
c. C
d. X

3. Where are most oral drugs absorbed?

a. Stomach
b. Tongue
c. Liver
d. Small intestine

4. True or false. In the first-pass effect, an oral medication is metabolized in the kidneys before it gets into the blood stream.

5. Which medication administration method avoids the first-pass effect?

a. Suspensions
b. Troche
c. Elixirs
d. Sublingual

6. Kayexalate is given via which administration method?

a. Suppository
b. Retention enema
c. Topical
d. Inhalation

7. Topical creams and gels are based from what?

a. Oils
b. Water
c. Medication
d. Toothpaste

8. True or false. Topical medications are absorbed into the skin slowly.

9. NTG paste is measured in:

a. Not measured, it comes in a full patch
b. Inches
c. Centimeters
d. Feet

10.  Which method of medication administration is considered the least safe?

a. Topical
b. Oral
c. Intravenous
d. Inhalation

11.  What does IVP stand for?

a. IV piggyback
b. Bolus
c. IV push
d. Both B and C

12.  Drug interactions at the cellular level between the drug and the receptor is:

a. Drug action
b. Drug effect
c. Lock and Key
d. Absorption

13. Narcan is an example of:

a. Agonist
b. Antagonist
c. Noncompetitive
d. Betablocker

14. The process by which a drug gets from the dosage form into a biological substance that can pass through or across tissues into blood is called:

a. Absorption
b. Distribution
c. Metabolism
d. Excretion

15.  What is the main organ for metabolizing drugs? ___________________

16.  What is the main organ for excreting drugs? _____________________

17.  If the drug half-life is 6 hours, when would it be completely eliminated from the bloodstream?

a. 12 hours
b. 18 hours
c. 24 hours
d. 30 hours

18. When is a maintained concentration typically reached?

a. 1 half-life
b. 2 half-lives
c. 4 half-lives
d. 5 half-lives

19. True or false: A loading dose can be given at once to reach a therapeutic level at once.

20. An adverse drug effect induced by the prescribed drug that may cause a pathological disorder is called:

a. Iatrogenic drug effect
b. Unlabeled drug use
c. Anaphylaxis
d. Idiosyncratic reaction

(ANSWERS) Pharmacology Review for NCLEX

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  1. Nathalie P

    Question #14 is misleading. The “Process” in which a drug substance gets from dosage form to biological form is known as metabolism (breaking down).

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