Side Effects MCQs

Side Effects


Question 1

A consultant on the ward prescribes ciclosporin for a patient who has had a renal transplant. Which of the following is not a side-effect of this drug?
  • A. Tremor
  • B. Hypertension
  • C. Hyperkalaemia
  • D. Tachycardia
  • E. Cramps

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Question 2

Which of the following statements is true about DOXYCYCLINE?
  • A. It decreases warfarin effect.
  • B. It's absorption can't be affected by milk or daily products.
  • C. It causes photosensitivity.
  • D. Phenytoin and Carbamazepine may increase DOXYCYCLINE blood levels.
  • E. Iron and antacid with Doxycycline increase absorption of Doxycycline.

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Question 3

Which of the following drugs does not commonly cause constipation?
  • A. Diazepam 
  • B. Misoprostol 
  • C. Codeine 
  • D. Verapamil 
  • E. Aluminium hydrochloride 

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Question 4

Which of the counseling points for the following drugs is correct?
  • A. When taking verapamil, do not drive or operate machinery until it is established that performance is unimpaired.
  • B. SSRI's can cause gastro-intestinal disturbances including nausea and vomiting and should be withdrawn over a few months when no longer needed. 
  • C. Orlistat should be regularly taken three times daily before, during or up to 1 hour after meals.
  • D. No units of alcohol should be consumed while taking metronidazole.
  • E. Only one dose of tadalafil should be taken in a 24 hour period and the effects wear off in 24 hours.

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Question 5

Which is not a side effect of Inhaled Beta-2 adrenergic agonists?
  • A. Palpitation.
  • B. Hyperkalemia.
  • C. Tachycardia.
  • D. Tremors.
  • E. None of these options.

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Question 6

The antihypertensive agent also used for hair regrowth is:
  • A. verapamil (Calan).
  • B. nitroprusside (Nipride).
  • C. nitroglycerin.
  • D. minoxidil (Loniten).

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Question 7

Side effects of niacin include which of the following?
  • A. Flushing.
  • B. Hyperuricemia.
  • C. Hyperglycemia.
  • D. Jaundice.
  • E. All of these options.

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Question 8

Prednisolone may produce all of the following effects, EXCEPT:
  • A. Lowered resistance to infection.
  • B. Skeletal muscle weakness.
  • C. Peptic ulceration.
  • D. Hypoglycemia.

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Question 9

Phenytoin increase blood glucose level by which of the following?
  • A. Increasing glycogen release.
  • B. Causing lethargy.
  • C. Decreasing insulin release.
  • D. Increasing fat breakdown.
  • E. Enhancing degradation of insulin

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Question 10

Patient came to pharmacy. He is on lipid lowering treatment. He complains about muscle pain and a dark color to his urine. These side effects are associated with which drug?
  • A. Fenofibrate.
  • B. Niacin.
  • C. Atorvastatin.
  • D. Ezetimibe.
  • E. Colestipol.

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Question 11

Opioids such as morphine should be avoided in all of the following apart form which one?
  • A. Hypotension.
  • B. Respiratory suppression.
  • C. Obstructive bowel disorders.
  • D. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
  • E. Diarrhoea.

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Question 12

Patient brings a prescription for isoniazid and pyridoxine for the treatment of tuberculosis. She is curious as to what the pyridoxine is to be used for. Which adverse effect of isoniazid can be prevented by the use of pyridoxine?
  • A. Seizures.
  • B.Pperipheral neuropathy.
  • C. Atrophy of the mucous membranes.
  • D. Corneal micro deposits.
  • E. Skin rash.

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Question 13

Known complications of the combined oral birth control pill (OBCP) include all EXCEPT:
  • A. Thromboembolic disorders including stroke and MI.
  • B. Growth retardation.
  • C. Chloasma.
  • D. Benign hepatic adenoma.
  • E. Weight gain.

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Side Effects


Question 14

Gynecomastia is the side effect associated with which of the following drugs?
  • A. Famotidine.
  • B. Omeprazole.
  • C. Cimetidine.
  • D. Nizatidine.
  • E. Ranitidine.

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Question 15

The following side effects listed below are sometimes noted during insulin therapy, EXCEPT which of the following?
  • A. Weight loss.
  • B. Hypertrophic lipodystrophy.
  • C. Lipoatrophy.
  • D. Volume expansion.
  • E. Allergy.

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Question 16

Following are common side effects of tricyclic antidepressants, EXCEPT:
  • A. postural hypotension/drowsiness.
  • B. hypertension.
  • C. blurred vision/restlessness.
  • D. tachycardia/hyperpyrexia.
  • E. dry mouth/constipation/convulsion.

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Question 17

Digoxin (Lanoxin) causes which of the following options?
  • A. Positive inotropic, negative chronotropic action.
  • B. Negative inotropic, positive chronotropic action.
  • C. Negative inotropic, negative chronotropic action.
  • D. Positive inotropic, positive chronotropic action.

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Question 18

Dermatologic side effects of corticosteroid therapy include:
  • A. Striae, thinning of the skin.
  • B. Ecchymosis.
  • C. Acne.
  • D. Telangiectasia.
  • E. All of these options

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Question 19

Beta blockers have which of the following side effects
  • A. Drowsiness.
  • B. Broconstriction.
  • C. Tachycardia.
  • D. Bradycardia.
  • E. Diabetes.

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Question 20

Benzodiazepines should be used with care in acute anxiety and agitation because of
  • A. risk of increased agitation.
  • B. reduced seizure threshold.
  • C. increased potential for dependence.
  • D. its not necessary to be careful when using these drugs.
  • E. increased risk of falls and impaired cognition.

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Question 21

Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors may increase blood levels of...
  • A. Sodium.
  • B. Magnesium.
  • C. Calcium.
  • D. Sugar.
  • E. Potassium.

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Question 22

Alpha methyldopa has been used successfully in the control of hypertension. Side effects include all of the following, EXCEPT:
  • A. Positive direct Coombs test.
  • B. Diarrhea.
  • C. Hemolytic anemia.
  • D. Fever.
  • E. Nephrotic syndrome.

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Question 23

All of the following drugs cause weight gain EXCEPT:
  • A. Glyburide.
  • B. Mirtazapine.
  • C. Amitriptyline.
  • D. Prednisone.
  • E. Lamotrigine.

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Question 24

All of the following are side effects of diabetes EXCEPT:
  • A. Blindness/ Retinopathy.
  • B. Kidney problems / Nephropathy.
  • C. Neuropathy.
  • D. Liver cirrhosis.
  • E. None of these options.

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Question 25

All are side effects of Amantadine except:
  • A. Insomnia.
  • B. Nausea.
  • C. Coloured urine.
  • D. Constipation.
  • E. Orthostatic hypotension.

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Question 26

Actions of morphine include all except which of the following?
  • A. Change in mood.
  • B. Diarrhoea.
  • C. Sedation.
  • D. Analgesic.
  • E. Respiratory depression.

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Question 27

A side effect of human biosynthetic growth hormone is which of the following?
  • A. Antibody formation.
  • B. Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
  • C. Hypoglycemia.
  • D. Hepatitis B.
  • E. Bradycardia.

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