Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology

Prescription analysis

A 54 year old lady is a new patient at her GP surgery having moved house. She has taken methotrexate for several years and told the GP she takes 6 (six) 2.5mg tablets daily. Patient IDMr A Pain1/1/431 Pain StreetPainlandHospital no:334867 Special Instructions AllergiesNystatin NameMethotrexate Routeoral FrequencyOD Dose15 mg CommentsNil Time given0800 Which of the […]

Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology

Pregnant lady prescription

A pregnant lady presents with a productive cough and fever. She is producing green phlegm. Her GP feels she needs antibiotics. He prescribes the following: Patient IDMrs A Star1/1/861 Star StreetStarland Hospital no:334567 Special InstructionsPREGNANT AllergiesCiprofloxacin NameAmoxycillin RouteOral FrequecyTDS Dose500 mg CommentsNil Time given080014002200 Which of the following statements is correct? Incorrect route Incorrrect dose […]

Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology

Review prescription

Look at the following sample prescription (you may use your BNF for this question) Patient IDMr Andres Aardvark1/1/321 Zoo StreetTimbuktu Hospital no:123456 Special Instructions AllergiesNKDA Name  Digoxin Route  Oral Frequency OD Dose125 mcg CommentsMonitor levels periodically Time given0800 What is the most important error on this prescription? Incorrect route Incorrect dose Incorrect frequency You never need to check […]

Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology

Phenytoin side effects

A 26 year old hairdresser develops has a single tonic clonic fit whilst at work, unrelated to any substance misuse or head injury. She is sexually active. She takes the oral contraceptive pill. Which of the following statements are true? Please select UP TO 2 answers. Antiepileptic medicine (assuming no obvious contraindications) is always advised […]

Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology

Prescription error

Look at the following sample prescription (you may use your BNF for this question) Mr Pan has been bitten by a dog and his family doctor is a little concerned. Having cleaned the wound he gives a course of antibiotics. Patient IDMr Peter Pan1/1/391 Boat StreetFairlyand Hospital no:234567 Special Instructions Allergies Penicillin NameCO-AMOXICLAV RouteOral FrequecyQDS […]