Pharmacology Quiz #7: Therapeutic Index

1. A pharmaceutical company is developing two new drugs, Drug M and Drug N, for the treatment of epilepsy. Drug M has a therapeutic index of 10, while Drug N has a therapeutic index of 2. Which drug is safer for clinical use?

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2. A new medication for hypertension has a therapeutic index of 5. If the effective dose to reduce blood pressure is 20 mg, what is the minimum toxic dose of this medication?

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3. Which of the following statements best describes the significance of a drug with a narrow therapeutic index?

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4. A patient with bipolar disorder is being treated with lithium, a drug known to have a narrow therapeutic index. Which of the following is the most appropriate action to ensure patient safety?

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5. Digoxin is used to treat heart failure and atrial fibrillation but has a narrow therapeutic index. Which of the following patient factors most significantly increases the risk of digoxin toxicity?

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