Integumentary system Quiz #18, Pharmacotherapy for Bone Disorders  

1. A 68-year-old woman with postmenopausal osteoporosis is started on a medication to increase her bone mineral density. After 6 months of therapy, she reports new onset of jaw discomfort. Which of the following medications is most likely responsible for her symptoms? 

Question 1 of 5

2. A 75-year-old man with a history of chronic kidney disease and secondary hyperparathyroidism is prescribed a medication to lower his parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels. Which of the following drugs is most appropriate for this purpose? 

Question 2 of 5

3. A 58-year-old woman with osteoporosis is started on a new medication that stimulates bone formation. She is informed that this medication is only approved for use for up to 2 years. Which of the following medications is she most likely receiving? 

Question 3 of 5

4. A 65-year-old woman with a recent diagnosis of osteoporosis is concerned about the risk of breast cancer associated with hormone replacement therapy. Which of the following medications could be recommended as an alternative to reduce her risk of vertebral fractures while not increasing her risk of breast cancer? 

Question 4 of 5

5. A patient with osteoporosis is being treated with a monoclonal antibody to reduce his risk of fractures. Which of the following is the mechanism of action of this medication? 

Question 5 of 5


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