Practice Exam PTCB

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Practice Exam for PTCB Certification


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  • 1. 
    How long must a laminar airflow hood be on before being used?
    • A. 

      15 min

    • B. 

      30 min

    • C. 

      1 hr

    • D. 

      2 hr

  • 2. 
    What does the abbreviation "hs" mean on a prescription?
    • A. 

      At bedtime

    • B. 

      Hours

    • C. 

      House

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    Which of the following drugs is not a cephalosporin?
    • A. 

      Keflex

    • B. 

      Lorabid

    • C. 

      Suprax

    • D. 

      Vantin

  • 4. 
    Which of the following drugs is not an NSAID?
    • A. 

      Colchicine

    • B. 

      Celecoxib

    • C. 

      Ibuprofen

    • D. 

      Oxaprozin

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is true concerning nitrofurantoin?
    • A. 

      It should be taken as a loading dose

    • B. 

      It should be taken at breakfast only

    • C. 

      It should be taken with alcohol

    • D. 

      It should be taken with food

  • 6. 
    What auxiliary label should be included on a container of medication that has the following signa: " i gtt os bid"?
    • A. 

      For external use only

    • B. 

      For the ear

    • C. 

      For the eye

    • D. 

      Use rectally

  • 7. 
    Where would a buccal tablet be placed?
    • A. 

      Betweeen the cheeks

    • B. 

      Orally

    • C. 

      Rectally

    • D. 

      Under the tongue

  • 8. 
    Which of the following would be found on a hospital medication order but not on a retail prescription?
    • A. 

      Doseage schedule

    • B. 

      Drug name

    • C. 

      Drug strength

    • D. 

      Patient name

  • 9. 
    Which of the following drugs would be contraindicated with vitamin K therapy?
    • A. 

      Glyburide

    • B. 

      Heparin

    • C. 

      Pentoxifylline

    • D. 

      Warfarin

  • 10. 
    What does the suffix "-ectomy" mean?
    • A. 

      Disease

    • B. 

      Hardening

    • C. 

      Removal

    • D. 

      Vomiting

  • 11. 
    What is the maximum number of refills allowed for a schedule III drug?
    • A. 

      0

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      10

  • 12. 
    A technician is given 120ml of a 50% (w/v) potassium chloride solution and is told to add 6 oz. of sterile water to it. What will be the final (w/v) percentage concentration of the solution?
    • A. 

      10%

    • B. 

      20%

    • C. 

      33%

    • D. 

      47%

  • 13. 
    What is the purpose of post-marketing monitoring of new drugs?
    • A. 

      Ensure GMP

    • B. 

      Monitor the quality of new drugs

    • C. 

      Removal of unsafe drugs

    • D. 

      Test for purity and effectiveness of new drugs

  • 14. 
    What disease may result in the formation of a goiter?
    • A. 

      Cancer

    • B. 

      Hypertension

    • C. 

      Hypoglycemia

    • D. 

      Hyperthyroidism

  • 15. 
    Which type of insulin can be added to an IV solution?
    • A. 

      Extended insulin zinc

    • B. 

      Isophane insulin

    • C. 

      NPH insulin

    • D. 

      Regular insulin

  • 16. 
    What is a drug monograph?
    • A. 

      A picture of the drug from the manufacturer

    • B. 

      A price list for the drug from manufacturer

    • C. 

      Literature on the drug

    • D. 

      Literature on the manufacturer

  • 17. 
    What may a pharmacy technician do as a result of OBRA 90?
    • A. 

      Call a physician and recommend a diffrent drug doseage

    • B. 

      Counsel a patient with regard to their drug therapy

    • C. 

      Offer to counsel a patient, if allowed by state law

    • D. 

      Screen patient profiles for drug-disease contraindications

  • 18. 
    How many milliliters are in 1 cubic centimeter?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      10

  • 19. 
    Which of the following drugs will produce an adverse effect if alcohol is consumed during the course of therapy?
    • A. 

      Amoxicillin

    • B. 

      Azithromycin

    • C. 

      Metronidazole

    • D. 

      Nitrofurantoin

  • 20. 
    How much guaifenesin with codeine would you dispense for a 5-day supply if the prescription calls for "Guaifenesin c Codeine 5cc po q 4 h prn" 
    • A. 

      120ml

    • B. 

      150ml

    • C. 

      450ml

    • D. 

      480ml

  • 21. 
    Which of the following topical corticcosteroid dosage forms is more potient?
    • A. 

      Cream

    • B. 

      Gel

    • C. 

      Lotion

    • D. 

      Ointment

  • 22. 
    How often is a biennial inventory taken in a pharmacy?
    • A. 

      Monthly

    • B. 

      Twice per year

    • C. 

      Yearly

    • D. 

      Every 2 years

  • 23. 
    Which of the following is not used to treat depression?
    • A. 

      Antipsychotics

    • B. 

      MAO inhibitors

    • C. 

      SSRI's

    • D. 

      TCAs

  • 24. 
    What size container would you use in dispensing 240ml of a liquid medication?
    • A. 

      2oz

    • B. 

      4oz

    • C. 

      6oz

    • D. 

      8oz

  • 25. 
    You have received a medication order fro Lasix 40mg bid for 10 days. You prepare a unit dose of Lasix suspension (10mg/ml). How much would you dispense for a unit dose?
    • A. 

      4ml

    • B. 

      8ml

    • C. 

      10ml

    • D. 

      18ml