Pharmacology Quiz #24: Toxicity Treatment

1. A 25-year-old woman presents to the emergency department with nausea, vomiting, and tinnitus after ingesting a bottle of aspirin in a suicide attempt. Her blood pH is 7.52, and her pCO2 is 30 mmHg. Which of the following is the most appropriate initial step in the management of this patient? 

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2. A 55-year-old man with a history of chronic alcohol abuse presents with acute onset of severe epigastric pain radiating to the back, nausea, and vomiting. Laboratory tests show elevated amylase and lipase. He is diagnosed with acute pancreatitis and admitted for treatment. Which of the following medications is most likely to have contributed to his condition? 

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3. A 32-year-old man is brought to the emergency department for an opioid overdose. He is hypotensive, bradycardic, and unresponsive. His respiratory rate is 4 breaths per minute. Which of the following is the most appropriate pharmacotherapy? 

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4. A 46-year-old woman is diagnosed with tuberculosis and starts treatment with isoniazid, rifampin, pyrazinamide, and ethambutol. Two weeks into her treatment, she presents with jaundice, dark urine, and fatigue. Laboratory tests reveal elevated liver enzymes. Which of the following drugs is most likely responsible for her symptoms? 

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5. A 3-year-old boy is brought to the emergency department after accidentally ingesting his grandfather’s medication. His heart rate is 180/min, and he is agitated and hallucinating. His pupils are dilated, and his skin is flushed and dry. Which of the following medications did he most likely ingest? 

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