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PTCB is a national organization which provides certification to qualified pharmacy technicians. The PTCB(Pharmacy Technician Certification Board) is a multiple-choice, Each question is shown with four possible answers, only one of which is the correct or best answer. This quiz has been created to test your knowledge and prepare you for the PTCB national exam. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When dispensing Ventolin Inhaler, how often must the patient package insert be included with the drug product?

    • A.

      At the time the original Rx is dispensed

    • B.

      Every time the prescription is dispensed

    • C.

      Every other time that the prescription is dispensed

    • D.

      It should never be dispensed with the prescription

    Correct Answer
    B. Every time the prescription is dispensed
    Explanation
    The patient package insert must be included with the drug product every time the prescription is dispensed. This is important to provide the patient with important information about the medication, including proper usage, potential side effects, and precautions. By including the package insert with each dispensing, the patient has access to this vital information and can make informed decisions about their medication.

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  • 2. 

    What is the brand name for Carisoprodol?

    • A.

      Singulair

    • B.

      Soma

    • C.

      Solu-Medrol

    • D.

      Skelaxin

    Correct Answer
    B. Soma
    Explanation
    Soma is the brand name for Carisoprodol

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  • 3. 

    The patient is to be given 90 mg dose of naproxen via suspension containing 25 mg of naproxen per 10 mL. How many mL must be administered?

    • A.

      40 mL

    • B.

      32 mL

    • C.

      36 mL

    • D.

      28 mL

    Correct Answer
    C. 36 mL
    Explanation
    90 mg x 10mL/25mg = 36 mL

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  • 4. 

    What is the generic name for Risperdal?

    • A.

      Quinine Sulfate

    • B.

      Ranitidine

    • C.

      Raloxifene

    • D.

      Risperidone

    Correct Answer
    D. Risperidone
    Explanation
    Risperidone is the generic name for Risperdal

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  • 5. 

    In which classification does DynaCirc belong?

    • A.

      Beta Blocker

    • B.

      Alpha Blocker

    • C.

      Calcium Channel Blocker

    • D.

      Ace Inhibitor

    Correct Answer
    C. Calcium Channel Blocker
    Explanation
    DynaCirc belongs to the classification of Calcium Channel Blockers. These drugs work by blocking the calcium channels in the blood vessels and heart, leading to relaxation of the blood vessels and reduced workload on the heart. This helps in lowering blood pressure and improving blood flow. DynaCirc, being a Calcium Channel Blocker, is commonly used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) and certain heart conditions.

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  • 6. 

    Which is the correct order for what the body does to a drug once taken?

    • A.

      Absorption-Metabolism-Excretion-Distribution

    • B.

      Absorption-Distribution-Metabolism-Excretion

    • C.

      Distribution-Absorption-Metabolism-Excretion

    • D.

      Distribution-Metabolism-Excretion-Absorption

    Correct Answer
    B. Absorption-Distribution-Metabolism-Excretion
    Explanation
    The correct order for what the body does to a drug once taken is absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion. After the drug is taken, it is absorbed into the bloodstream, where it can then be distributed throughout the body. Once distributed, the drug undergoes metabolism, which involves chemical changes in the body to break down the drug into different compounds. Finally, the drug is excreted from the body, typically through urine or feces, completing the process.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following branches of pharmacology is concerned with drugs, disease states and patients?

    • A.

      Pharmacogenetics

    • B.

      Pharmacotherapeutics

    • C.

      Pharmacodynamics

    • D.

      Posology

    Correct Answer
    B. Pharmacotherapeutics
    Explanation
    Pharmacotherapeutics is the branch of pharmacology that focuses on the use of drugs to treat diseases in patients. It involves studying the interactions between drugs and disease states, as well as understanding the effects of drugs on patients. This branch aims to optimize drug therapy by selecting the most appropriate drugs, determining the correct dosage, and monitoring the response to treatment. Pharmacotherapeutics plays a crucial role in ensuring safe and effective drug therapy for patients.

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  • 8. 

    All of the following are branches of pharmacology except?

    • A.

      Pharmacokinetics

    • B.

      Pharmacodynamics

    • C.

      Pharmacotherapeutics

    • D.

      Pharmaco

    Correct Answer
    D. Pharmaco
    Explanation
    Pharmaco is not a branch of pharmacology. Pharmacokinetics is the study of how drugs are absorbed, distributed, metabolized, and eliminated by the body. Pharmacodynamics focuses on the effects of drugs on the body and how they interact with receptors. Pharmacotherapeutics involves the use of drugs to treat diseases and manage symptoms. However, "Pharmaco" is not a recognized branch of pharmacology.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following cannot be refilled under any circumstances?

    • A.

      Metoprolol

    • B.

      Methylphenidate

    • C.

      Mitomycin

    • D.

      Hydroxyurea

    Correct Answer
    B. Methylphenidate
    Explanation
    Methylphenidate is a controlled class II drug. It is indicated for treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

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  • 10. 

    Toprol is the brand name for what medication?

    • A.

      Propranolol

    • B.

      Carvedilol

    • C.

      Atenolol

    • D.

      Metoprolol

    Correct Answer
    D. Metoprolol
    Explanation
    oprol is the brand name for metoprolol tartrate, the immediate-release formulation of metoprolol.

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