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common neurologic side effects of medications

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

 
        A) Buspirone is/are associated with Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome.
 
        B) Chloral hydrate is/are associated with Leukoencephalopathy.
 
        C) Venlafaxine is/are associated with Akathisia.
 
        D) Ceftazidime is/are associated with Asterixis.
 
        E) Levodopa is/are associated with Tremor.
 

 


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

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

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B) Chloral hydrate is/are associated with Leukoencephalopathy.

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The statement, "Chloral hydrate is/are associated with Leukoencephalopathy." is false.
Chloral hydrate is/are associated with Nystagmus.  (See References)

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C) Venlafaxine is/are associated with Akathisia.

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

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D) Ceftazidime is/are associated with Asterixis.

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The statement, "Ceftazidime is/are associated with Asterixis." is true.
Ceftazidime is/are associated with Asterixis.  (See References)

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E) Levodopa is/are associated with Tremor.

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The statement, "Levodopa is/are associated with Tremor." is true.
Levodopa is/are associated with Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome, is/are associated with Tremor, is/are associated with Restless leg syndrome, is/are associated with Dystonia, is/are associated with Chorea, 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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