A 12-year-old boy has occasional episodes of mild asthma while playing soccer with his friends.
Q1. What treatment should this patient receive to relieve symptoms during an asthma attack?
Q2. If the patient’s asthma attacks occur more frequently, what changes in therapy might be appropriate?
A 19-year-old college student is asking for contraceptives.
Q3. What will you assess to determine if this patient is a good candidate for contraceptives, and what will you prescribe? (Include brand and generic name, route, frequency, and dose). What is the mechanism of action of the contraceptive you prescribed and the adverse effects?
Q4. The patient states she heard a pill can help her acne. What would you prescribe and your rationale? (Include brand and generic name, dose, route, and frequency).
Q5. The patient is concerned because her mother and sister developed fractures in their legs and vertebra after menopause. She wants to know what medication and other advice will prevent osteoporosis. You discuss bisphosphonates. How are they used in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis?
A 48-year-old man has occasional episodes of gout that are painful and debilitating. He requires drugs to treat the symptoms of acute gout attacks and prevent recurrent attacks.
Q6. How would you treat this patient’s acute gouty attack? Please list the trade and generic name and the dose of therapy. What is the mechanism of action of your choice of prescription?
A healthy 2-month-old child was brought to your clinic by her parents. The child is a full-term infant with no concerns. Her exam is normal, and she had received her Hep B #1 in the nursery.
Q7. What vaccines does she get? What combinations are available at your clinic?
Q8. The child comes back at 12 months after completing her primary series of vaccines at 2, 4, and 6 months of age. Her vaccines are right on schedule, and her parents have no concerns, she is developing normally, and her exam is normal. What vaccines can she get today?
Q9. Which groups of patients are at higher risk for pneumococcal disease, and need PPSV23 early starting at 2-years old?
A 25-year-old woman comes to your office asking for oral contraceptive refills. She stated that she was feeling depressed and heard about St. John’s wort used in depression which she started taking a week ago.
Q10. How might concomitant administration of St. John’s wort affect the efficacy of drugs this patient is taking such as the oral contraceptives? Discuss another example of a possible drug interaction that might occur with St. John’s wort?
The 25-year-old woman stated that her 4-year-old child has been coughing and sounds congested. She wants to know if echinacea might help her child.
Q11. What is echinacea used for and how is it taken?
Q12. Is it safe for this mothbcier to give her child echinacea?