Chapter 13 Psychosis Q&A (1 of 51) Sample Questions
1. A schizophrenic patient is stabilized on Haloperidol, but cannot tolerate the drug’s side effects. His physician changes his medication to Risperidone. All of the following parameters should be monitored, EXCEPT:
- A. Symptoms
- B. Extrapyramidal Symptoms
- C. Plasma levels of Risperidone
- D. Blood pressure
Tips: Drug plasma levels are monitored for those drugs that have narrow therapeutic index, examples: Warfarin, Lithium, Digoxin, Phenytoin, Theophylline, and Amiodarone.