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 #6: 50 Questions
Neurological medications, central nervous system (CNS) drugs, newborn medications, and labor and delivery medication are covered in this set of nursing pharmacology practice questions.
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Question 1 of 50
A client with myasthenia gravis frequently complains of weakness and fatigue. The physician plans to identify whether the client is responding to an overdose of the medication or a worsening of the disease. A tensilon test is performed. Which of the following would indicate that the client is experiencing an overdose of the medication?CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 50
A client with juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma who is receiving dexamethasone (Decadron) 4mg/IV every 6 hours to relieve symptoms of right arm weakness and headache. Which of the following assessments will concern the nurse most?CorrectIncorrect
Question 3 of 50
A client who is receiving edrophonium chloride suddenly is complaining of abdominal cramps and the nurse observes the client is experiencing increased perspiration and salivation. The nurse makes sure the availability of which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 50
A nurse is instructing a client regarding carbidopa-levodopa (Sinemet) for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. The nurse tells the client which of the following indicates an overdose of the medication?CorrectIncorrect
Question 5 of 50
A nurse is giving dietary instructions to a client receiving levodopa. Which of the following food items should be avoided by the client?CorrectIncorrect
Question 6 of 50
Biperiden hydrochloride (Akineton) is added to a list of antiparkinsonian medications that an elderly client is taking. Which of the following instructions made by the nurse that needs further learning?CorrectIncorrect
Question 7 of 50
The nurse is giving instructions to a client receiving phenytoin (Dilantin). The nurse concludes that the client has a sufficient knowledge if the client states that:CorrectIncorrect
Question 8 of 50
A 17-year-old client is taking phenytoin (Dilantin) for the treatment of seizures. Phenytoin blood level reveals to be 25 mcg/ml. Which of the following symptoms would be expected as a result of the laboratory result?CorrectIncorrect
Question 9 of 50
A client is prescribed with carbamazepine (Tegretol) for the treatment of bipolar disorder. Which of the following laboratory results indicates that the client is experiencing a side effect of this medication?CorrectIncorrect
Question 10 of 50
A female client who has a history of seizures went to a healthcare facility to ask the nurse regarding the use of birth control pills while on phenytoin therapy. The nurse correctly states to the client that:CorrectIncorrect
Question 11 of 50
Phenobarbital (luminal) is given to a client for a short treatment of anxiety. Which of the following results would indicate a therapeutic serum range of the medication?CorrectIncorrect
Question 12 of 50
A child was brought to the emergency room complaining of right upper quadrant abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. Upon the interview of the nurse to the mother, the client has been taking a long-term use of acetaminophen. Overdosage of the medication is suspected. Which of the following medications should be readily available?CorrectIncorrect
Question 13 of 50
A client with bell’s palsy tells the nurse that acetaminophen (Tylenol) is taken daily as prescribed by the physician. Which laboratory value would indicate a toxicity of the medication?CorrectIncorrect
Question 14 of 50
A nurse is caring for a client with a history of overdosage of aspirin. The nurse suspects which of the following can be an early sign of aspirin toxicity?CorrectIncorrect
Question 15 of 50
Meperidine hydrochloride (Demerol) is given to a client who is experiencing post-operative pain. Which of the following are the side effects of the medication, except?CorrectIncorrect
Question 16 of 50
Codeine sulfate is prescribed to a client with a severe back pain. Which of the following side effect is associated with this medication?CorrectIncorrect
Question 17 of 50
Mannitol (Osmitrol), an osmotic diuretic, is contraindicated to which conditions? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 18 of 50
A client with tonic-clonic seizure is receiving phenobarbital (Luminal) and valproic acid (Depakene). The nurse tells the client that:CorrectIncorrect
Question 19 of 50
A nurse is providing instructions to a client who is taking doxapram (Dopram). Which of the following statements made by the client needs further instructions?CorrectIncorrect
Question 20 of 50
Diazepam (Valium) is prescribed to a client with alcohol withdrawal. Which of the following statements made by the client indicates an understanding of the treatment regimen?CorrectIncorrect
Question 21 of 50
An HIV-positive client who has been started on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) came back for a follow-up checkup. Which of the following will be the most helpful in determining the response to the therapy?CorrectIncorrect
Question 22 of 50
A client with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome is prescribed with zidovudine (Azidothymidine). Which of the following laboratory results should the nurse monitor while on this medication?CorrectIncorrect
Question 23 of 50
The client who is human immunodeficiency virus seropositive has been taking saquinavir (Invirase). The nurse provides medication instructions and advises the client to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 24 of 50
Stavudine (Zerit) is prescribed to a client with human immunodeficiency virus seropositive. The nurse observes which of the following most closely while the client is taking the medication?CorrectIncorrect
Question 25 of 50
A nurse is evaluating a client who is HIV positive who is prescribed with pentamidine (Pentam) IV for the treatment of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. Which of the following assessment after the administration is the most important to relay to the physician?CorrectIncorrect
Question 26 of 50
A client is prescribed with Pentamidine (Pentam) IV for the treatment of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. Suddenly, the client develops a temperature of 101.5°F. The nurse in charge knows that this sign would mostly indicate which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 27 of 50
While on pentamidine (Pentam) infusion therapy. The nurse must anticipate doing which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 28 of 50
The nurse is monitoring a post-renal transplantation client taking cyclosporine (Neoral). The nurse observes an elevation in one of the client’s vital signs and the client is complaining of sweating and headache. Which of the following vital signs is most likely increased?CorrectIncorrect
Question 29 of 50
A nurse is doing an assessment data while completing an admission for a patient with a history of liver transplant who is receiving cyclosporine (Sandimmune), prednisone (Orasone), and azathioprine (Imuran). Which of the following information will give the nurse the most attention?CorrectIncorrect
Question 30 of 50
A client is admitted to the emergency room complaining of difficulty of breathing and upon auscultation, the nurse noted that the patient has wheezes. An allergic reaction to penicillin was diagnosed. Which of the following medications should the nurse expect to administer first?CorrectIncorrect
Question 31 of 50
The nurse is assigned to care for a client with cytomegalovirus retinitis and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome who is receiving foscarnet (Foscavir). The nurse carefully monitors which of the following laboratory test during the treatment with this medication, except?CorrectIncorrect
Question 32 of 50
A client is recently diagnosed with HIV and highly antiretroviral therapy is started. After the first week of therapy, the patient complains of headaches, dizziness, and nightmares. Which one of the following antiretroviral drugs is most likely associated with these symptoms?CorrectIncorrect
Question 33 of 50
Sirolimus (Rapamune) is prescribed to a post-renal transplantation client. Upon the review of the chart, the nurse expects which of the following laboratory results?CorrectIncorrect
Question 34 of 50
A post-kidney transplant client went to the health care facility to ask the nurse regarding vaccinations while on tacrolimus (Prograf) a medication used to prevent organ rejection. Which of the following is an appropriate response of the nurse?CorrectIncorrect
Question 35 of 50
A nurse is giving instructions to a client who is receiving mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept) and mycophenolic acid (Myfortic) after undergoing a heart transplant. The nurse tells the client to anticipate the following side effects, except?CorrectIncorrect
Question 36 of 50
Amikacin (Amikin) is given to a client with E-coli infection. The nurse advises the client to report which of the following symptoms immediately?CorrectIncorrect
Question 37 of 50
A client went to the emergency room with complaints of abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, and mucoid stools. Upon the interview with the nurse, the client stated that he is taking cefixime (Suprax) for the treatment of urinary tract infection. The nurse determines that the client is most likely suffering from?CorrectIncorrect
Question 38 of 50
Amphotericin B (Fungizone) IV is given to a client with aspergillosis, a fungal infection. In order to prevent its side effects, the nurse anticipates administering which of the following prior, except?CorrectIncorrect
Question 39 of 50
A nurse is giving instructions to a client taking ciprofloxacin (Cipro) for the treatment of gonorrhea. The nurse tells the client to?CorrectIncorrect
Question 40 of 50
Tetracycline has been prescribed for a client with Chlamydia trachomatis infection. Select the side effect of the medication. Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 41 of 50
A nurse instructor is about to administer a vitamin K injection to a newborn. The student nurse asks the instructor regarding the purpose of the injection. The appropriate response would be:CorrectIncorrect
Question 42 of 50
A nurse is assigned to a patient who is receiving oxytocin (Pitocin) to induce labor. The nurse terminates the oxycontin infusion if which of the following is noted on the assessment of the client?CorrectIncorrect
Question 43 of 50
A client in preterm labor (32 weeks) who is dilated to 5cm has been given magnesium sulfate and the contractions have stopped. If the labor can be delayed for the next 2 days, which of the following medication does the nurse expect that will be prescribed?CorrectIncorrect
Question 44 of 50
Which of the following laboratory tests must be monitored for pregnant patients receiving dexamethasone?CorrectIncorrect
Question 45 of 50
Patellar reflex is being monitored for patients receiving magnesium sulfate therapy. When assessing the deep tendon reflex, which of the following grades pertains to diminished response?CorrectIncorrect
Question 46 of 50
Prior giving of methylergonovine (Methergine), what is the priority assessment for the nurse to check which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 47 of 50
A nurse is preparing to give a lung surfactant to a 36 weeks old baby with respiratory distress syndrome. Which of the following is the correct route of administration?CorrectIncorrect
Question 48 of 50
A nurse is preparing to administer a Rubella vaccine to a client prior to home discharge. Which of the following is not true regarding this vaccine?CorrectIncorrect
Question 49 of 50
A nurse is preparing dinoprostone (Cervidil) for a client to induce labor. Which of the following nursing intervention must be questioned?CorrectIncorrect
Question 50 of 50
A nurse caring for a patient receiving oxytocin therapy suddenly is experiencing hypertonic contractions. Which of the following priority nursing actions should the nurse do? Select all that apply.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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I think you have a TYPO in Respiratory Question 7 of 30
7. Question: Montelukast (Singulair) is prescribed to a client with asthma. During the medication therapy, which of the following laboratories should be monitored?
Your answer: Correct Answer: D. Alanine transaminase (ALT) and aspartate transaminase (AST)
Montelukast (Singulair) is a leukotriene receptor and is used with caution in clients with impaired renal function. Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) should be monitored while taking this medication.
ALT and AST are LIVER ENZYMES and singular should be used with caution with HEPATIC patients? Or am I mistaken? Why would you want to monitor liver enzymes for renal function? Wouldn’t you want to monitor creatinine and BUN instead for RENAL patients?
I think you need to change RENAL to HEPATIC but I could be wrong.
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