NCLEX : Pharmacokinetics

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Example Questions

Example Question #36 : Pharmacology

A client with a history of chronic stable angina takes nitroglycerine when needed for an acute attack. Which of the following is not associated with the administration of nitroglycerine?

Possible Answers:

The patient may experience orthostatic hypotension

The mechanism of action involves increase in cardiac contractility

The medication relieves pain within 3 minutes and provides relief for up to one hour

To prevent degradation, nitroglycerine should be kept in a closed dark bottle.

Nitroglycerine can be taken sublingually by tablet or metered spray

Correct answer:

The mechanism of action involves increase in cardiac contractility

Explanation:

Nitroglycerine is a short acting nitrate. This class of medication works by relaxing arterial and venous smooth muscle promoting vasodilation. This medication does not improve cardiac contractility.

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