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PHARMACY PREP

STROKE
Prevention of Ischemic Stroke

1- A 65-year-old who has a carotid disease that is asymptomatic; however he is afraid of
cerebral Ischemic event due to his age and because he is obese.
Best measures patient should take:
a. Take ASA 80mg prophylactically everyday to prevent the cerebral ischemic stroke
b. Take ACEI prophylactically, since they decrease B.P. and coronary artery events
c. Use clopidogrel
d. Clopidogrel plus pyridamole
e. Lifestyle changes +Aspirin 80mg
Ans: E
Tips: Aspirin alone is not sufficient
Reference: Therapeutic Choice, 4
th
ed. Page 265

Next 1 Questions refer to the following scenario
Ms J oe is 65 year old; she has chest pain and shortness of breath while walking. She states her
symptoms starts after 1-mile walk. Her medical history includes diabetes for 5 yrs. Asthma,
joint disease and ulcerative colitis.
Medication on: Glyburide, Azmacort, albuterol, and naproxen
Ms J oe does not smoke, use alcohol or abuse drugs.

2-Which is inappropriate to start at this time?
A-Start aspirin 81 mg po q
B-Start atenolol 50 mg po qd
C-Start amlodipine 5 mg po qd
D-Increase glyburide to 10 mg qd
E-start isosorbide (Imdur)
Ans-B

3-All of the following are correct counseling for clopidogrel EXCEPT:
A-Take without regard to meal
B-Causes flu like symptoms
C-Aspirin may increase risk of bleeding
D-Monitor patients for bleeding
E-Contra indicated in pregnancy
Ans-E
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4-The following are auxiliary labels or counseling for clonidine?
I-Dont discontinue abruptly
II-Inform patient to take lemon candy to reduce dry mouth.
III-Daily weight should monitor to check fluid retention.
A-I only
B-III only
C-I and II only
D-II and III only
E-All of the above
Ans-E
Comments: rebound hypotension therefore should not discontinue.

5. A 65 years old patient was admitted to ICU experiencing acute ischemic stroke. The patient
was a candidate for Alteplase. Other medications that could be used within 24 hours of
Alteplase injection is/are:
(A) ASA 325mg
(B) Ticlopidine
(C) Clopidogrel 75mg
(D) Heparin
(E) None of the above
Answer: (E)