Factors Influencing Medication Action & Effectiveness


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A person who is dehydrated will most likely require what in terms of medication dosage?

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When giving a drug to a neonate, you should:

I. Try to choose drugs that minimally affect or are affected by the renal system

II. Use drugs that are heavily dependent on the kidneys

III. Give more of the drug to the child than to an adult


An older adult may have which of the following concerns that may influence drug action?

I. Decreased skin function

II. Decreased liver function

III. Decreased kidney function

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

We've put together this short quiz to give you a resource you can use anytime to check your comprehension of the factors that influence the action and effectiveness of medication. The subjects covered here include how you should choose which drugs to give to a neonate and the bodily organs related to the term renal.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Our quiz is a handy way to see if you understand:

  • What kind of medication dosage a person who is dehydrated would need
  • What you should do when giving a drug to a neonate
  • The concerns an older adult might have that would influence drug action
  • Which organ the term renal relates to
  • How to describe a person with excess fluid in the tissues

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on factors influencing the effectiveness and action of medication
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding concerns that would influence drug action in an older adult
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the accurate medication dose for a dehydrated person and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Answering these quiz questions is easy when you've reviewed our short lesson called Factors Influencing Medication Action & Effectiveness. Once you finish this lesson, you should be ready to complete these objectives:

  • Detail some of the factors that affect how a drug reacts in a person's body
  • Explain why some medications should not be given to pregnant women
  • Identify the most effective method to administer medications