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Which of the following statements regarding common neurologic side effects of medications is FALSE?

 
        A) Amitriptyline is/are associated with Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome.
 
        B) Methylphenidate is/are associated with Chorea.
 
        C) Methylphenidate is/are associated with Tics.
 
        D) Procainamide is/are associated with Cerebellar Disorders.
 
        E) Sertraline is/are associated with Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome.
 

 


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A) Amitriptyline is/are associated with Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome.

This answer is incorrect.


The statement, "Amitriptyline is/are associated with Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome." is true.
Amitriptyline is/are associated with Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome, is/are associated with Nystagmus, is/are associated with Tremor, is/are associated with Myoclonus, is/are associated with Tics, and is/are associated with Akathisia.  (See References)

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B) Methylphenidate is/are associated with Chorea.

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The statement, "Methylphenidate is/are associated with Chorea." is false.
Methylphenidate is/are associated with Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome, is/are associated with Parkinsonism, and is/are associated with Tics.  (See References)

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C) Methylphenidate is/are associated with Tics.

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The statement, "Methylphenidate is/are associated with Tics." is true.
Methylphenidate is/are associated with Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome, is/are associated with Parkinsonism, and is/are associated with Tics.  (See References)

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D) Procainamide is/are associated with Cerebellar Disorders.

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The statement, "Procainamide is/are associated with Cerebellar Disorders." is true.
Procainamide is/are associated with Cerebellar Disorders, and is/are associated with Myalgias.  (See References)

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E) Sertraline is/are associated with Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome.

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The statement, "Sertraline is/are associated with Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome." is true.
Sertraline is/are associated with Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome, is/are associated with Myoclonus, and is/are associated with Akathisia.  (See References)

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References:

1. Geyer, J.D., Keating, J.M, and Potts, D.C. (2002). Neurology for the Boards, Second Edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia.
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