Pharm Question from Pearson Review

Older clients experiencing anginal pain with complaints of fatigue or weakness usually are medicated with which of the following types of medication?

  1. Sublingual Nitroglycerin
  2. Cardiac glycosides
  3. HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
  4. Morphine sulfate

Answer: 1, Angina frequently is managed with sublingual nitroglycerin, which causes vasodilation and increases blood flow to the coronary arteries. Cardiac glycosides are used to treat heart failure, and morphine is used to treat myocardial infarction. The HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors are used for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.


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