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Pharmacology MCQs- 230

A 24-year-old woman visits her physician for treatment of anxiety. She requests to change her current medication because it is sedative.

Which one of these drugs has the minimum sedative effect?

A-Buspirone

B-Lorazepam

C-Midazolam

D-Promethazine

E-Trazodone

Answer



Buspirone is non-benzodiazepine anti-anxiety medication and has the minimum sedation effect compared to benzodiazepines such as lorazepam and midazolam. Promethazine is anti-emetic drug associated with sedation, confusion and disorientation. Trazodone is an anti-depressant and effective in insomnia. It causes sedation, dizziness and drowsiness.

The correct answer is A


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