1. A 24-year-old wom an w ith a long history of absence seizures had been successfully m anaged w…

1. A 24-year-old wom an w ith a long history of absence seizures had been successfully m anaged w ith valproic acid for the past 5 years. The patient had recently m arried, and during her last o ce visit she expressed the desire to start a fam ily. Which of the follow ing drugs would be m ost appropriate for this patient to substitute for valproic acid therapy? A. Carbam azepine B. Clonazepam C. Phenytoin D. Ethosuxim ide E. Phenobarbital F. Tiagabine 2. A 45-year-old m an visited his physician’s o ce for consultation regarding his antim igraine m edication. The m an had a 1-m onth history of disabling m igraine headaches occurring t wo or three tim es weekly. About 70% of his headache attacks had been aborted w ith one sum atriptan tablet and rest. The patient had also been su ering from idiopathic second-degree atrioventricular block diagnosed 3 years ago and from open-angle glaucom a for 4 years. Which of the follow ing prophylactic therapies would be appropriate for this patient to reduce the frequency of m igraine attacks? A. Atenolol B. Verapam il C. Am itriptyline D. Lam otrigine E. Valproic acid F. Felbam ate

1. A 24-year-old wom an w ith a long history of absence seizures had been successfully m anaged w…

  • May 23, 2021/

1. A 24-year-old wom an w ith a long history of absence seizures had been successfully m anaged w ith valproic acid for the past 5 years. The patient had recently m arried, and during her last o ce visit she expressed the desire to start a fam ily. Which of the follow ing drugs would be m ost appropriate for this patient to substitute for valproic acid therapy? A. Carbam azepine B. Clonazepam C. Phenytoin D. Ethosuxim ide E. Phenobarbital F. Tiagabine 2. A 45-year-old m an visited his physician’s o ce for consultation regarding his antim igraine m edication. The m an had a 1-m onth history of disabling m igraine headaches occurring t wo or three tim es weekly. About 70% of his headache attacks had been aborted w ith one sum atriptan tablet and rest. The patient had also been su ering from idiopathic second-degree atrioventricular block diagnosed 3 years ago and from open-angle glaucom a for 4 years. Which of the follow ing prophylactic therapies would be appropriate for this patient to reduce the frequency of m igraine attacks? A. Atenolol B. Verapam il C. Am itriptyline D. Lam otrigine E. Valproic acid F. Felbam ate