NCLEX : Antiviral Pharmacology

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Antiviral Pharmacology

Foscarent is toxic to which of the following organs?

Possible Answers:

Kidneys

Liver

Bladder

Heart

Correct answer:

Kidneys

Explanation:

Foscarent can cause damage to the kidneys. To reduce the damaging effect, the patient may be put on intravenous fluids.

Example Question #2 : Antiviral Pharmacology

What is acyclovir's mechanism of action?

Possible Answers:

Neuraminidase inhibitor

M2 channel inhibitor

Reverse transcriptase blocker

Guanosine analog

Correct answer:

Guanosine analog

Explanation:

Acyclovir is a guanosine analog, which works by inhibiting viral DNA polymerase. This slows down the rate at which viruses can replicate. Acyclovir is used primarily in the treatment of herpes simplex viruses 1 and 2, chickenpox, and shingles.

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