EE Chapter 65 Adverse Drug Reactions and Management Q&A (1 OF 40) Sample Questions
1. Which of the following drugs should the pharmacist counsel to stop taking and contact doctor immediately if suicidal ideas come?
- A. Haloperidol
- B. Mefloquine
- C. Lisinopril
- D. Hydrochlorothiazide
- E. Isoniazid
Tips: Mefloquine is associated with serious psychiatric symptoms including anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, hallucinations, paranoia and psychosis. For this reason, Mefloquine should not be used for prophylaxis of malaria in patients with generalized anxiety disorder, active depression, a recent history of depressive episodes, psychosis or schizophrenia. If psychiatric symptoms emerge during treatment with Mefloquine, the drug should be discontinued and an alternative agent used.
Generally antihypertensive have no suicidal ideation side effects.