Welcome to your ultimate set of nursing pharmacology questions for the NCLEX! In this nursing test bank, test your competence in nursing pharmacology with these 500+ practice NCLEX questions. This quiz aims to help nursing students review concepts of nursing pharmacology and provide an alternative to Quizlet or ATI.
Nursing Pharmacology Questions and Test Banks
In this section are the practice problems and questions for nursing pharmacology. There are 530+ nursing pharmacology practice questions in this nursing test bank partitioned into 11 parts. Nursing topics include medication administration, dosage calculations, general concepts about nursing pharmacology, cardiovascular drugs, antibiotics and anti-infectives, neurological medications, psychiatric medications, drugs for the respiratory system, gastrointestinal system, and endocrine system.
All questions on this set are updated to give you the most challenging questions, along with insightful rationales to reinforce learning.
Quizzes included in this guide are:
- Comprehensive Nursing Pharmacology Practice | Quiz #1: 50 Questions
- Comprehensive Nursing Pharmacology Practice | Quiz #2: 50 Questions
- Comprehensive Nursing Pharmacology Practice | Quiz #3: 50 Questions
- Comprehensive Nursing Pharmacology Practice | Quiz #4: 50 Questions
- Comprehensive Nursing Pharmacology Practice | Quiz #5: 50 Questions
- Comprehensive Nursing Pharmacology Practice | Quiz #6: 50 Questions
- Cardiovascular Drugs and Medications | Quiz #7: 80 Questions
- Psychiatric Drugs and Medications | Quiz #8: 50 Questions
- Respiratory Drugs and Medications | Quiz #9: 30 Questions
- Gastrointestinal Drugs and Medications | Quiz #10: 30 Questions
- Endocrine Drugs and Medications | Quiz #11: 40 Questions
- See also: Drug Dosage Calculations Nursing Test Bank
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Comprehensive Nursing Pharmacology NCLEX Practice | Quiz #5: 50 Questions
The topics included in this fifth set of nursing pharmacology questions are related to the nursing care and considerations for patients taking anti-inflammatory medications.
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Question 1 of 50
The name selected by the original manufacturer based on the chemical structure of the drug is the:CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 50
The interaction of one drug increased by the presence of a second drug is known as:CorrectIncorrect
Question 3 of 50
When two drugs given together have an effect equal to the sum of their respective effects, the interaction is known as:CorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 50
Absorption, distribution, and excretion may be increased by which of the following diseases?CorrectIncorrect
Question 5 of 50
When a drug is 50% protein-bound, it means that:CorrectIncorrect
Question 6 of 50
Safety of a drug is determined by the degree between:CorrectIncorrect
Question 7 of 50
When a drug binds to a receptor to produce a pharmacologic effect, the drug may be called a(n):CorrectIncorrect
Question 8 of 50
The extent to which drug is absorbed and transported to target tissue is known as:CorrectIncorrect
Question 9 of 50
Drug distribution is affected by which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 10 of 50
An unexpected effect of the drug is known as a(n):CorrectIncorrect
Question 11 of 50
As a knowledgeable nurse, you know that the following are part of the 10 rights except:CorrectIncorrect
Question 12 of 50
When performing an assessment about medication, the drug history should include:CorrectIncorrect
Question 13 of 50
The volume of SC medication must be no more than:CorrectIncorrect
Question 14 of 50
Which of the following muscles is a possible site for IM injections?CorrectIncorrect
Question 15 of 50
When deciding on what time of day to give medications, the nurse pays the closest attention to the client’s habits regarding:CorrectIncorrect
Question 16 of 50
The client’s ability to take oral medications will be hindered by:CorrectIncorrect
Question 17 of 50
Which of the following will determine nursing interventions for a client on medication?CorrectIncorrect
Question 18 of 50
When performing an assessment to determine which medications can be used, which of the following elements is most important?CorrectIncorrect
Question 19 of 50
Central venous access devices are beneficial in pediatric therapy because:CorrectIncorrect
Question 20 of 50
When considering the pharmacotherapeutic effects of drugs administered to clients, the nurse considers which property of most importance:CorrectIncorrect
Question 21 of 50
As a well-rounded health care provider, you know that corticosteroid therapy is indicated in all of the following conditions except:CorrectIncorrect
Question 22 of 50
Oral steroids are prescribed on a taper in order to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 23 of 50
Orlando who has been taking steroids for rheumatoid arthritis over several years presents with a compression vertebral fracture. This fracture is due to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 24 of 50
Tom is admitted to the emergency department with an acute spinal cord injury. Methylprednisolone is contraindicated for treatment when the injury:CorrectIncorrect
Question 25 of 50
Which of the following statements about intravenous administration of steroids is true?CorrectIncorrect
Question 26 of 50
An appropriate nursing diagnosis for clients who are taking NSAIDs and anticoagulants would be which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 27 of 50
Teaching has been adequate when a client being treated with acetylsalicylic acid states:
- “I can crush the pills before I swallow them.”
Question 28 of 50
Which of the following groups of clients are most at risk for GI bleeding from the use of NSAIDs?CorrectIncorrect
Question 29 of 50
To minimize the risk of dyspnea and GI bleeding, OTC ibuprofen is given:CorrectIncorrect
Question 30 of 50
Which of the following NSAIDs is used to prevent thrombosis?CorrectIncorrect
Question 31 of 50
Nurse Corrine may expect to administer azathioprine (Imuran) to a transplant client in which of the following conditions?CorrectIncorrect
Question 32 of 50
Which of the following laboratory tests should be monitored when a client is receiving azathioprine?CorrectIncorrect
Question 33 of 50
In a transplant client, the action of cyclosporine is to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 34 of 50
A client who is taking mycophenolate mofetil must follow which of the following instructions?CorrectIncorrect
Question 35 of 50
Which of the following client comments demonstrates that teaching has been successful regarding cyclosporine therapy?CorrectIncorrect
Question 36 of 50
Antirheumatics are used to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 37 of 50
Gold compounds are contraindicated in clients with:CorrectIncorrect
Question 38 of 50
Which of the following agents can be used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, Sjögren’s syndrome, and SLE?CorrectIncorrect
Question 39 of 50
Frequent eye examinations are recommended in clients receiving:CorrectIncorrect
Question 40 of 50
Nurse Tyra is instructing a client receiving probenecid (Benemid), she should cover all of the following information except the need to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 41 of 50
Enrique who is under chemotherapy has the following CBC results: WBC 5000/mm3, RBC platelet 10,000/mm3. Which of the following is he at risk for?CorrectIncorrect
Question 42 of 50
Lorraine who is on chemotherapy has a history of cardiac disease. The client is at risk for cardiac complications because:CorrectIncorrect
Question 43 of 50
Which of the following is the priority nursing diagnosis for a client undergoing chemotherapy?CorrectIncorrect
Question 44 of 50
Which of the following contributes most to the debilitation of an individual during a course of chemotherapy?CorrectIncorrect
Question 45 of 50
Combination chemotherapy is used in the treatment of cancer because:CorrectIncorrect
Question 46 of 50
A pregnant client is receiving magnesium sulfate therapy for the control of preeclampsia. A nurse discovers that the client is encountering toxicity from the medication in which of the following assessments?CorrectIncorrect
Question 47 of 50
A student nurse was asked by the nurse instructor to explain the procedure for the administration of erythromycin ointment to the eyes of the newborn. Which of the following statements made by the student indicates a need for further research?CorrectIncorrect
Question 48 of 50
Rho(D) immune globulin (RhoGAM) is given to a pregnant woman after delivery and the nurse is giving information to the patient about the indication of the medication. The nurse determines that the patient understands the purpose of the medication if the patient tells that it will protect her baby from which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 49 of 50
A pregnant woman who is having labor pains is receiving an opioid analgesic. Which of the following medications should be ready in case a respiratory depression occurs?CorrectIncorrect
Question 50 of 50
Methylergonovine (Methergine) is prescribed to a patient who is having postpartum bleeding. Prior to giving the medication, the nurse contacts the physician who prescribed the medication if which of the following condition is documented in the patient’s chart?CorrectIncorrect
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Nursing Pharmacology Review
Here are some study guides to help you review concepts about nursing pharmacology:
Gastrointestinal System Drugs
Respiratory System Drugs
- Bronchodilators and Antiasthmatics
- Expectorants and Mucolytics
- Inhaled Steroids
- Lung Surfactants
Endocrine System Drugs
- Adrenocortical Agents
- Antidiabetic Agents
- Glucose-Elevating Agents
- Hypothalamic Agents
- Parathyroid Agents: Bisphosphonates, Calcitonins
- Pituitary Drugs
- Thyroid Agents
Autonomic Nervous System Drugs
- Adrenergic Agonists (Sympathomimetics)
- Adrenergic Antagonists (Sympatholytics)
- Anticholinergics (Parasympatholytics)
- Cholinergic Agonists (Parasympathomimetics)
Immune System Drugs
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