EE Chapter 19 Toxicology Q&A (1 OF 76) Sample Questions
1. Amphetamines overdose associated seizure is best treated with the administration of:
- A. Salicylates
- B. Benzodiazepes
- C. Barbiturates
- D. Naloxone
- E. Acetaminophen
Tips: The main concern in amphetamines overdose is the control of the seizures that can be resolved by using either benzodiazepine or barbiturate agents.
1. Read the question.
2. Toxicology chapter is largely about knowing the medications that work against each other. As such, one is given or used as the antidote in cases of poisoning of the other. So, in light of this question, Amphetamines, in general are stimulants. You have to look for a medication that causes the opposite. In addition, safety profile of your final choice should be considered.
3. Thus, the correct answer is B.