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1

anti-reflux barrier?

lower esophageal sphincter

2

what in saliva helps neutralize acid in gastric reflux?

bicarbonate

3

what drugs could inhibit (or antagonize) the tonic contraction of the LES (which is a SM)?

beta blockers

4

mechanism of antacids? onset? duration of action?

buffer acid on the luminal side
onset is <5 mins, duration of action is 20-30 mins

5

indicated ages for antacid therapy?

> or equal to 12 yo

6

when are antacids indicated? where do they act? caution with using antacid like tums?

indicated when having acid reflux
actions are limited to only while in stomach
CAUTION: should NOT be used when using medication that can cause chelation

7

ADRs of calcium carbonate?

may cause constipation/flatulence & approximately 10% of Ca2+ is absorbed into the blood

8

ADRs of magnesium hydroxide?

may cause diarrhea and about 20% of Mg2+ is absorbed into the blood

9

ADRs of sodium bicarbonate?

form Na+ Cl-, may not be great for persons on sodium restricted diets

10

ADRs of bismuth subsalicylate?

can cause dark stools (patient panic), tongue discoloration, hearing loss

11

ADRs from aluminum hydroxide?

some is absorbed and can accumulate causing altered mental status, esp in chronic KD dz, generally avoided

12

which antacid can cause constipation?

calcium bicarb

13

which antacid can cause diarrhea?

magnesium

14

mechanism of histamine2-receptor antagonists? onset? duration?

selective, competitive blockade on basolateral side of receptors on parietal cells
onset: 30-45 mins
duration: 4-10 hrs

15

4 histamine2-receptor antagonists?

famotidine, ranitidine, cimetidine, nizatidine

16

what is tachyphylaxis?

taking H2RAs every day for more than a couple days/weeks can lead to tolerance and reduced effectiveness

17

ADRs of H2RAs?

anti-androgenic (reversible dynecomastia, rarely impotence), arrhythmias, h/a, dizziness, GI

18

major interactions with H2RAs?

st. John's wort, caffeine, cimetidine

19

mechanism of proton pump inhibitors? onset? duration?

selective, irreversible H/K/ATPase inhibition on luminal side of parietal cells
onset: 2-3 hrs
duration: 24 hrs

20

suffix of proton pump inhibitors?

-azole

21

ADRs of PPIs? metabolism?

Mg2+ depletion, osteoporosis, clostridium difficile infxns, community-acquired pneumonia, h/a, dizziness, GI
metabolism: CYP2C19 & 3A4

22

are PPIs or H2RAs better at immediate sx relief? why?

H2RAs b/c they immediately neutralize acid

23

what site of action do PPIs and H2RAs act at?

parietal cells

24

what populations is lactose intolerance more common in?

black and asian populations

25

mechanism of simethicone? is it absorbed? used for what?

use to tx gas
MOA: inert silicone polymer, "de-foaming" agent, reduces surface tension of gas bubbles
not absorbed

26

simethicone has been known to decrease what other medication?

thyroid products (levothyroxine)

27

MOA of activated charcoal? safety and efficacy? absorbed? interactions? used to tx what?

MOA: absorptive, also adsorptive so can bind up vitamins
unknown safety/efficacy
not absorbed
may significantly impact absorption of medications b/c adsorptive
used to tx dyspepsia and gas

28

MOA of alpha-galactosidase? safe? avoid in what pts?

MOA: mold-derived enzyme which cleaves oligosaccharides before reaching colonic bacteria, recommended for gas prevention in high fiber diets
FDA safe/efficacious
avoid w/DM and galactosemia

29

a pt wants an OTC flatulence product that won't interfere w/his medications and won't worsen his DM; what would you recommend?

simethicone
no charcoal b/c could affect absorption of meds
no alpha-galactosidase b/c could worsen diabetes

30

considerations for laxatives? which kind are preferred?

potential to be overused/abused
chronic use of laxatives may lead to dependence
rectal laxatives are preferred over oral administration if there is any concern for intestinal obstruction or if rapid onset is required
some agents can cause electrolyte disturbances