EE Chapter 67 Clinical Biochemistry and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Q&A (1 OF 32) Sample Questions
1. A 50-year-old male is a regular customer of your pharmacy, his current medications include: Hydrochlorothiazide, Furosemide 50 mg, and Digoxin 0.125 mcg
Which of the following should be monitored?
I. Monitor K levels
II. Serum creatinine
III. Blood pressure
- A. I only
- B. III only
- C. I and II only
- D. II and III only
- E. All are correct
1. Read the question. This is a K-type of question that asks you of the right combination. You have to determine monitoring parameters of importance in a patient taking multiple antihypertensives.
2. In answering this type of question, apply your knowledge of interacting drugs and the monitoring parameters that need to be taken if concurrent use is indicated. The medications this patient uses are not absolute contraindications. They can all be taken together with special caution as these may increase risk of glycoside toxicity. Also monitoring suggests electrolyte correction if needed.
3. Thus, answer is C.