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2.3.2: Review, dispense, and administer drugs and drug products, considering commercial availability, identification, and ingredients of prescription and non-prescription drugs

What is the brand name for letrozole?

(A) Arimidex

(B) Nolvadex

(C) Avastin

(D) Evista

(E) Femara

The Correct Answer is: E

Femara (E) is the trade name for letrozole.

Arimidex (A) is the trade name for anastrozole. Nolvadex (B) is the trade name for tamoxifen. Avastin (C) is the trade name for bevacizumab. Evista (D) is the trade name for raloxifene.

Topic: Breast cancer

What taxane is effective in treating advanced breast cancer and is formulated as an albumin nanoparticle product?

(A) Abraxane

(B) Taxol

(C) Docetaxel

(D) Taxotere

The Correct Answer is: A

Abraxane (A) is the trade name for paclitaxel, and is formulated as a nanoparticle suspension.

Taxol (B) is the trade name for paclitaxel, and is formulated in a Cremophor solvent. Docetaxel (C) is the generic name for Taxotere, a non-nanoparticle taxane formulation. Taxotere (D) is the trade name for docetaxel a non-nanoparticle taxane formulation.

Topic: Breast cancer

What is the generic name of Remeron?

(A) Venlafaxine

(B) Amitriptyline

(C) Mirtazapine

(D) Trazodone

The correct answer is (C).

Mirtazapine (C) is the generic name of Remeron.

Venlafaxine (A) is the generic name for Effexor. Amitriptyline (B) is the generic name for Elavil. Trazodone (D) is the generic name of Desyrel.

Which of the following is a brand name of paroxetine?

(A) Paxil

(B) Zoloft

(C) Prozac

(D) Cymbalta

The correct answer is (A).

The brand name of paroxetine is Paxil (A).

The brand name of sertraline is Zoloft (B). The brand name of fluoxetine is Prozac (C). The brand name of duloxetine is Cymbalta (D).

Review the following prescription for capecitabine for a female patient with colon cancer who weighs 123 lb and is 65 inches tall (BSA = 1.6 m 2):

 

Capecitabine (Xenical) 500 mg tablets. Take 4 tablets ...

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