6. Select the statement that best describes the disadvantage(s) of antianxiety agents.
a. Antianxiety agents can produce drowsiness in patients and can interact with
central nervous system (CNS) depressants to produce a greater degree of CNS
b. Antianxiety agents produce an excessive loss of alertness.
c. Because of their side effects, overdosage of antianxiety agents frequently
results in death.
d. Antianxiety agents produce tremors, muscular rigidity, and hypersalivation in
7. From the statements below, select the statement which best describes the
advantage(s) of antianxiety agents over drugs which were previously used to calm or
a. Antianxiety agents do not cause excessive loss of alertness.
b. Antianxiety agents can be safely taken while driving or operating machinery.
c. Overdosage of antianxiety agents rarely results in death to the patient.
d. Both a and c.
e. Both b and c.
Select the use of hydroxyzine hydrochloride (Atarax).
a. Antidiarrheal agent.
b. Antianxiety agent.
c. Antipsychotic agent.
d. Antipyretic agent.