Nonopioid Analgesics, Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs, and Antirheumatic and Antigout Drugs
1. Which role does salicylate therapy play in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis?
a. Reversal of joint injury.
b. Halt the progress of the disease.
c. Reduction of pain and inflammation.
d. Prevention of cardiovascular disease.
2. Aspirin intolerance affects up to 20% of patients with which condition?
d. Liver disease.
3. Which prescription NSAID is dosed as 400 to 600 mg every 4 to 6 hours, with a maximum daily dose of 2400 mg?
4. Which condition is NOT treated with the COX-2 inhibitor celecoxib?
b. Colorectal polyps.
c. Rheumatoid arthritis.
d. Cardiovascular disease.
5. Which symptom of acetaminophen toxicity may appear earlier than others?
c. Intraoral bleeding.
d. Upper right quadrant pain.
6. Which statement is true regarding combinations of opioids and nonopioid analgesics for most dental situations?
a. Individual effects of each drug equal a greater effect than the sum.
b. The opioid drug component is the major contributor to desired effects.
c. The nonopioid drug component is the major contributor to desired effects.
d. Effective combinations use equal amounts of the opioid and nonopioid drug.
7. Which disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) can cause serious ocular toxicity?
c. Gold compounds.
8. Which is understood, concerning acute gouty arthritis?
a. Triggers that precipitate acute gouty arthritis.
b. Process by which urate crystals cause inflammation.
c. Rationale for apparent gender predilection.
d. Relationship between precipitating events and urate crystal deposition.
9. Which drug is most often used for the treatment of an acute severe attack of gouty arthritis?