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Medical Pharmacology Practice Exam Questions:  Anti-Lipid Drugs

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Question # 1 (Multiple Answer) Severe lipemia (e.g.2000 mg/dL) most likely associated with:

    A) acute pancreatitis
    B) lipoprotein lipase deficiency
    C) poor diet

Question # 2 (Multiple Choice) Structural analog of HMG-CoA intermediate:

    A) niacin (vitamin B3)
    B) gemfibrozil (Lopid)
    C) atorvastatin (Lipitor)
    D) colestipol (Colestid)

Question # 3 (True/False) Niacin is a water-soluble vitamin

    A) true
    B) false

Question # 4 (Multiple Answer) Reduces vasodilation following initial niacin (vitamin B3) dose:

    A) naloxone (Narcan)
    B) misoprostol (Cytotec)
    C) aspirin
    D) ibuprofen
    E) cimetidine (Tagamet)

Question # 5 (Multiple Choice) Most likely to cause drug-drug interactions:

    A) lovastatin (Mevacor)
    B) gemfibrozil (Lopid)
    C) cholestyramine (Questran, Questran Light)
    D) clofibrate (Abitrate, Atromid-S)
    E) niacin (vitamin B3)

Question # 6 (Multiple Answer) High first pass effect:

    A) niacin (vitamin B3)
    B) fluvastatin (Lescol)
    C) atorvastatin (Lipitor)
    D) pravastatin (Pravachol)
    E) gemfibrozil (Lopid)il

Question # 7 (Multiple Choice) May be helpful in patients with pruritus associated with cholestasis:

    A) gemfibrozil (Lopid)
    B) niacin (vitamin B3)
    C) fluvastatin (Lescol)
    D) atorvastatin (Lipitor)
    E) colestipol (Colestid)

Correct Answers

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Question # 1 (Multiple Answer) Severe lipemia (e.g.2000 mg/dL) most likely associated with:

(A) acute pancreatitis

(B) lipoprotein lipase deficiency

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Question # 2 (Multiple Choice) Structural analog of HMG-CoA intermediate:

Answer: (C) atorvastatin (Lipitor)

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Question # 3 (True/False) Niacin is a water-soluble vitamin

Answer: True

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Question # 4 (Multiple Answer) Reduces vasodilation following initial niacin (vitamin B3) dose:

(C) aspirin

(D) ibuprofen

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Question # 5 (Multiple Choice) Most likely to cause drug-drug interactions:

Answer: (C) cholestyramine (Questran, Questran Light)

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Question # 6 (Multiple Answer) High first pass effect:

(B) fluvastatin (Lescol)

(C) atorvastatin (Lipitor)

(D) pravastatin (Pravachol)

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Question # 7 (Multiple Choice) May be helpful in patients with pruritus associated with cholestasis:

Answer: (E) colestipol (Colestid)

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