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  1. Gever, Marcy Portnoff PharmD, MEd

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Do you know what they contain? Match the names in Section I with the ingredients in Section II.



_____ 1. Hemocyte F (U.S. Pharmaceutical Corp.)


_____ 2. Taclonex (Warner Chilcott)


_____ 3. Prempro (Wyeth)


_____ 4. Vicodin HP (Abbott)


_____ 5. Humalog Mix 75/25 (Lilly)




a. folic acid, 1 mg; ferrous fumarate, 324 mgThis combination is prescribed to prevent and treat iron-deficiency anemia and folate deficiency during pregnancy. Tell your patient to use a stool softener if taking iron causes constipation.


b. hydrocodone bitartrate, 10 mg; acetaminophen, 660 mgIndicated to manage moderate to moderately severe pain, this combination contains hydrocodone, an opioid analgesic, and acetaminophen, a nonopioid analgesic. Warn your patient that hydrocodone may affect her ability to perform potentially hazardous tasks, such as driving, and that drinking alcoholic beverages might increase its sedative effects.


c. calcipotriene, 0.005%; betamethasone dipropionate, 0.064%Prescribed to treat psoriasis vulgaris in adults, this ointment contains calcipotriene, a synthetic vitamin D3 analogue, and betamethasone, a synthetic corticosteroid. Instruct your patient to apply the ointment to his skin once daily and to rub it in completely. He shouldn't use it on his face, underarms, or groin.


d. insulin lispro protamine suspension, 75%; insulin lispro injection (rDNA origin), 25%This combination containing a rapid-acting and an intermediate-acting insulin is used to lower blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes mellitus. Instruct your patient to inject the dose within 15 minutes before eating because of its rapid onset of action.


e. conjugated estrogens, 0.3, 0.45, or 0.625 mg; medroxyprogesterone acetate, 1.5, 2.5, or 5 mgUsed to relieve hot flashes and other vasomotor symptoms associated with menopause in women who have a uterus, this medication contains conjugated estrogens and the progesterone derivative medroxyprogesterone. Tell your patient to have annual health care checkups because this combination has been associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disorders.


ANSWERS: 1a, 2c, 3e, 4b, 5d.