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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Psychiatric Drugs and Medications: Nursing Pharmacology | Quiz #8: 50 Questions
Common nursing practice questions related to psychiatric medications like antidepressants, SSRI, MAO-Inhibitors.
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Question 1 of 50
A nurse provides instructions to a client taking fluoxetine (Prozac) a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant. The nurse tells the client to take the medication:CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 50
The risk of experiencing serotonin syndrome when SSRIs are given with monoamine oxidase inhibitors such as phenelzine (Nardil). Serotonin syndrome is best characterized in which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 3 of 50
A client with depression who has been taking amitriptyline for three months returns to the clinic for a follow-up. The nurse observes the client in which of the following symptoms?CorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 50
A client is prescribed sertraline (Zoloft). To guarantee a safe administration of the medication, a nurse would administer the dose:CorrectIncorrect
Question 5 of 50
A client arrives in the emergency room with a tricyclic antidepressant overdose. Which of the following measures should the nurse do, except?CorrectIncorrect
Question 6 of 50
A newly admitted client has started taking bupropion (Wellbutrin). The nurse monitors which of the following side effects would indicate an overdosage of the medication?CorrectIncorrect
Question 7 of 50
A nurse is giving discharge instructions to a client who is prescribed with isocarboxazid (Marplan). The nurse will tell the client to anticipate which of the following side effects of this medication?CorrectIncorrect
Question 8 of 50
A client with depression is taking phenelzine (Nardil). The nurse advises the client to avoid consuming which foods while taking the medicationCorrectIncorrect
Question 9 of 50
Patients taking MAOIs have the tendency to experience hypertensive crisis especially during an interaction with other drugs such as epinephrine. Which of the following is a sign of hypertensive crisis?CorrectIncorrect
Question 10 of 50
During a hypertensive crisis, the nurse makes sure which of this medicine is readily available?CorrectIncorrect
Question 11 of 50
A client taking lithium carbonate (Lithobid) started complaining of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, drowsiness, muscle weakness, tremor, blurred vision, and ringing in the ears. The lithium level is 2 mEq/L. The nurse interprets this value as:CorrectIncorrect
Question 12 of 50
A nurse is giving instructions to a client receiving lithium citrate. The nurse tells the client to do which of the following to prevent lithium toxicity:CorrectIncorrect
Question 13 of 50
Which of the following symptoms is classified as a mild lithium toxicity:CorrectIncorrect
Question 14 of 50
A nurse is giving instructions to a client taking risperidone (Risperdal). The nurse advises the client to do which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 15 of 50
A nurse notes that a client with schizophrenia and receiving an antipsychotic medication is having uncontrolled movement of the lips and tongue. The nurse determines that the client is experiencing?CorrectIncorrect
Question 16 of 50
A client with schizophrenia has been started on medication therapy with clozapine (Clozaril). A nurse assesses the results of which laboratory study to monitor for adverse effects related to this medication?CorrectIncorrect
Question 17 of 50
Methylphenidate (Ritalin) is prescribed to an 8-year-old child for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The nurse will most likely monitor which of the following during the medication therapy?CorrectIncorrect
Question 18 of 50
Which of the following medications that treat Alzheimer’s disease causes slowing of the heart rate and fainting episodes?CorrectIncorrect
Question 19 of 50
A client who has been taking buspirone (BuSpar) for two months returns to the clinic for a follow-up. The nurse determines that the medication is effective if there is an absent display of?CorrectIncorrect
Question 20 of 50
A nurse is giving discharge instructions to a client who will be taking phenobarbital (Luminal). The nurse would educate the client in which of the following directly correlates with the safety of the client?CorrectIncorrect
Question 21 of 50
Which group of drugs mimics parasympathetic activity?CorrectIncorrect
Question 22 of 50
Cholinergic agents are used to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 23 of 50
Cholinergics are contraindicated in:CorrectIncorrect
Question 24 of 50
Drugs that mimic sympathetic activity are known as: Drugs that mimic sympathetic activity are known as:CorrectIncorrect
Question 25 of 50
Which of the following metabolic effects may be a consequence of the administration of adrenergic agents?CorrectIncorrect
Question 26 of 50
Adrenergic blockers are contraindicated in:CorrectIncorrect
Question 27 of 50
A side effect of cholinergic administration is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 28 of 50
Joseph is a child diagnosed with attention deficit disorder. Which of the following drugs is commonly used for his condition?CorrectIncorrect
Question 29 of 50
Amphetamines are included in the category of drugs of abuse because of their ability to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 30 of 50
The nurse would monitor for decreased effect of amphetamines when these drugs are given with:CorrectIncorrect
Question 31 of 50
As a knowledgeable nurse, you know that you should never give amphetamines in combination with:CorrectIncorrect
Question 32 of 50
Use of methylphenidate for attention deficit disorders in children can result in:CorrectIncorrect
Question 33 of 50
Amphetamines and amphetamine-like compounds are most commonly used for:CorrectIncorrect
Question 34 of 50
When administering IV phenytoin (Dilantin), the nurse should:CorrectIncorrect
Question 35 of 50
When caring for a client who is receiving phenytoin and warfarin (Coumadin), the nurse would expect which of the following drug-drug interactions?CorrectIncorrect
Question 36 of 50
The client asks the nurse why he is taking bromocriptine (Parlodel). The nurse’s reply is based in the understanding that bromocriptine mimics the effects of dopamine by:CorrectIncorrect
Question 37 of 50
Before administering amantadine (Symadine), the nurse should investigate which of the following client statements?CorrectIncorrect
Question 38 of 50
The priority nursing intervention for a client receiving amantadine is to teach the client to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 39 of 50
Which of the following assessments is most essential before beginning a drug regimen of an antimuscarinic agent?CorrectIncorrect
Question 40 of 50
The nurse evaluates that carbidopa and levodopa (Sinemet) is therapeutically effective if the client has:CorrectIncorrect
Question 41 of 50
For which of the following medical conditions would the nurse anticipate that an antianxiety agent would not be indicated?CorrectIncorrect
Question 42 of 50
When administering antianxiety medications to an elderly client, which of the following actions by the nurse is essential?CorrectIncorrect
Question 43 of 50
When monitoring a client who is taking benzodiazepines, the nurse should be alert for which CNS side effects?CorrectIncorrect
Question 44 of 50
Antidepressants generally exert influence by:CorrectIncorrect
Question 45 of 50
The nurse performs an initial assessment and nursing history with a client admitted for a major depression. The client has a history of narrow-angle glaucoma. The nurse’s best action would be to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 46 of 50
Antipsychotic drugs are indicated:CorrectIncorrect
Question 47 of 50
Sheila who has been on a low-potency antipsychotic for 2 weeks has shown minimal response. The most probable explanation is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 48 of 50
Ansherina who is receiving a traditional antipsychotic agent complains that she is gaining weight. The nurse would:CorrectIncorrect
Question 49 of 50
Drugs classified as centrally acting skeletal muscle relaxants are most effective in relieving:CorrectIncorrect
Question 50 of 50
Peripherally acting skeletal muscle relaxants are used: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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