Thursday, April 26, 2012

Family Medicine for $200

You are playing Jeopardy! and pick the category "Family Medicine for $200."

Alex Trebek reads, "A 60 year old post-menopausal woman is prescribed this medication 'for bones' but her physician neglects to tell her how to take it; she takes it with a sip of water before going to bed and gets severe esophageal pain..."

Challenge: You hit the buzzer and say, "What is...?"

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Eric said...

Bisphosphonate...probably alendronate?

Reflex Hammer said...


webhillizzy said...


Anonymous said...

Bisphosphonates! Gotta remember to stay upright for 30min!

Susan Day said...

A bisphosphonate!

jbwpac said...

Alendronate- bisphosphonates

Craig Chen said...

nice!! you all get $200!
Family Medicine for $200

Bisophonates for osteoporosis like alendronate (shown here) have a high rate of GI side effects (esophagitis, reflux, esophageal ulcers) if not taken properly.

Sources: UpToDate; Wikipedia.