Repeated USMLE Questions Step 1- Highlights- 2

Q- Which of the following symptoms is known to be related to aspirin toxicity?

A- Diarrhea

B- Dry cough

C- Headache

D- Tinnitus

D-Tinnitus- It is the only one on the list that is related to aspirin. It can be progressive and leads to hearing loss. It may also cause gastrointestinal bleeding and ulceration.


Q- Which one of the following drugs most likely contributes to hypokalemia?

A- Cyclosporine

B- Furosemide

C- Propranolol

D- Tacrolimus

B-Furosemide- Prolonged use may lead to hypokalemia in 14-60% and hyperuricemia in 40% of patients.


Q- Which of the following anti-depressants is the most effective against bulimia?

A- Amitriptyline

B- Fluoxetine

C- Imipramine

D- Paroxetine

B-Fluoxetine- It is one of the most effective treatments for bulimia nervosa. It is also effective in depression, obsessive compulsive disorder and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. It is contraindicated in pregnancy and lactation.

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