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Pharmacy Quizzes & Trivia


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  • 1. 

    Explain why? "Anhydrous Lactose is superior diluent than lactose" 

  • 2. 

    The starch paste appears to be transluscent- explain why?

  • 3. 

    The slugging or recompression method of tablet manufacture can be used to make tablets containing drugs that are unstable in the presence of moisture.

    • A.


    • B.


    Correct Answer
    A. True
    The slugging or recompression method of tablet manufacture involves compressing the drug powder into a tablet form. This method can be used to make tablets containing drugs that are unstable in the presence of moisture because it allows for the incorporation of moisture-sensitive drugs into a tablet matrix, protecting them from exposure to moisture. This helps to maintain the stability and effectiveness of the drug.

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  • 4. 

    The term used to describe partial or complete separation of the top or bottom crowns of the tablet is known as ____________________________

    Correct Answer
    Capping refers to the phenomenon where the top or bottom crowns of a tablet become partially or completely separated. This can occur due to various reasons such as improper formulation, inadequate compression force, or excessive moisture content. Capping can lead to issues with the tablet's appearance, integrity, and performance. Therefore, it is crucial to ensure proper manufacturing processes and quality control measures to prevent capping in tablet production.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following is directly compressible diluent

    • A.


    • B.

      Spray dried lactose

    • C.


    • D.


    Correct Answer
    B. Spray dried lactose
    Spray dried lactose is a directly compressible diluent because it has been processed into a fine powder form that can easily be compressed into tablets. This type of lactose is specifically designed for use in tablet manufacturing, as it provides good flowability, compressibility, and uniformity. Starch, dextrose, and sorbitol are not directly compressible diluents as they require additional processing or formulation techniques to be suitable for tablet compression.

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