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Saturday, 26 March 2022

Cancer and Oncology Q 57

Nausea and vomiting is an expected side effect of chemotherapeutic drug use. Which of the following drugs should be administered to a client on chemotherapy to prevent nausea and vomiting?
    A. Myleran (busulfan)
    B. Chemet (succimer)
    C. Arimidex (anastrozole)
    D. Metozol (metoclopramide)

Correct Answer: D. Metozol (metoclopramide)

Option D: Metoclopramide (Metozol) – an antiemetic is used before chemotherapy to prevent nausea and vomiting.

Option A: Busulfan (Myleran) – alkylating agent that works by sticking to one of the DNA strands of the cancer cells. It works also by inhibiting the growth of cancer cells.
Option B: Succimer (Chemet) – chelating agent for lead poisoning.
Option C: Anastrozole (Arimidex) – hormone regulator that slows or inhibits the growth of certain types of breast cancer cells that requires estrogen to grow.

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