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Anti-Malarial Drugs:  Practice Test Questions

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Question # 1 (Multiple Answer) Chloroquine (Aralen) pharmacology:

    A) effective against gametocytes of P falciparum
    B) used to treat P vivax, P ovale, P. malariae attacks
    C) both
    D) neither

Question # 2 (Multiple Choice) chloroquine (Aralen) contraindications:

    A) patients with retinal/visual field abnormalities
    B) in patients predisposed to porphyria
    C) both
    D) neither

Question # 3 (Multiple Answer) Clinical uses: chloroquine (Aralen)-

    A) amebiasis
    B) malaria prophylaxis
    C) acute malarial attacks
    D) autoimmune disease

Question # 4 (Multiple Answer) Mefloquine (Lariam) antimalarial properties:

    A) active against P falciparum gametocytes
    B) blood schizonticidal activity against P falciparum & P vivax
    C) inactive against hepatic stages of P vivax

Question # 5 (Multiple Answer) Contraindication(s): mefloquine (Lariam)-

    A) epilepsy
    B) cardiac conduction anomalies
    C) psychiatric disturbance

Question # 6 (Multiple Answer) Antimalarial property/properties: primaquine --

    A) active against late hepatic stages
    B) active against primary exoerythrocytic P falciparum stage
    C) prophylaxis with chloroquine (Aralen) against P ovale
    D) highly gametocidal against P vivax

Question # 7 (Multiple Choice) Clinical uses: primaquine

    A) treatment of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia
    B) radical cure of acute P ovale malaria
    C) both
    D) neither

Question # 8 (Multiple Choice) Clinical uses: chloroguanide

    A) malarial chemoprophylaxis
    B) Toxoplasmosis
    C) both
    D) neither

Question # 9 (Multiple Answer) Characteristics of quinine (Quinamm) antimalarial activity:

    A) slow onset
    B) poorly effective blood schizonticide against P vivax
    C) gametocidal for P ovale

Question # 10 (Multiple Answer) Adverse effects-quinine (Quinamm):

    A) epigastric pain
    B) cinchonism
    C) hypoglycemia
    D) paresthesias
    E) temporal arteritis

Correct Answers

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Question # 1 (Multiple Answer) Chloroquine (Aralen) pharmacology:

(B) used to treat P vivax, P ovale, P. malariae attacks

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Question # 2 (Multiple Choice) chloroquine (Aralen) contraindications:

Answer: (C) both

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Question # 3 (Multiple Answer) Clinical uses: chloroquine (Aralen)-

(A) amebiasis

(B) malaria prophylaxis

(C) acute malarial attacks

(D) autoimmune disease

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Question # 4 (Multiple Answer) Mefloquine (Lariam) antimalarial properties:

(B) blood schizonticidal activity against P falciparum & P vivax

(C) inactive against hepatic stages of P vivax

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Question # 5 (Multiple Answer) Contraindication(s): mefloquine (Lariam)-

(A) epilepsy

(B) cardiac conduction anomalies

(C) psychiatric disturbance

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Question # 6 (Multiple Answer) Antimalarial property/properties: primaquine --

(A) active against late hepatic stages

(B) active against primary exoerythrocytic P falciparum stage

(C) prophylaxis with chloroquine (Aralen) against P ovale

(D) highly gametocidal against P vivax

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Question # 7 (Multiple Choice) Clinical uses: primaquine

Answer: (C) both

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Question # 8 (Multiple Choice) Clinical uses: chloroguanide

Answer: (C) both

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Question # 9 (Multiple Answer) Characteristics of quinine (Quinamm) antimalarial activity:

(C) gametocidal for P ovale

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Question # 10 (Multiple Answer) Adverse effects-quinine (Quinamm):

(A) epigastric pain

(B) cinchonism

(C) hypoglycemia

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