PTCB Practice Exam: Trivia Quiz

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PTCB Practice Exam Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Metformin is used to treat...
    • A. 

      High cholesterol

    • B. 

      Hypertension

    • C. 

      Diabetes

    • D. 

      Depression

  • 2. 
    The generic for Vicodin is...
    • A. 

      Hydrocodone

    • B. 

      Hydrocodone/APAP

    • C. 

      Oxycodone

    • D. 

      Oxycodone/APAP

  • 3. 
    What is the generic of Glucotrol?
    • A. 

      Glimepirie

    • B. 

      Glipizide

    • C. 

      Glyburide

    • D. 

      Metformin

  • 4. 
    What is the generic of Amaryl?
    • A. 

      Glimepirie

    • B. 

      Glipizide

    • C. 

      Glyburide

    • D. 

      Metformin

  • 5. 
    Topamax (topiramate) is used to treat...
    • A. 

      Anxiety

    • B. 

      Depression

    • C. 

      Hypertension

    • D. 

      Seizures

  • 6. 
    ______ is the generic for Vibramycin and it is used to treat _________.
    • A. 

      Metformin/diabetes

    • B. 

      Doxycycline/infection

    • C. 

      Metoclopramide/diabetes

    • D. 

      Moxifloxicin/infection

  • 7. 
    "Statins" are used for patients with which of the following?
    • A. 

      High cholesterol

    • B. 

      Hypertension

    • C. 

      Insomnia

    • D. 

      Infection

  • 8. 
    Omeprazole, lansoprazole, and Nexium are all used to treat what condition?
    • A. 

      Seizures

    • B. 

      Diabetes

    • C. 

      Allergies

    • D. 

      GERD

  • 9. 
    What was the amendment that required the labeling "Caution: Federal law prohibits dispensing without a prescription"?
    • A. 

      Durham-Humphrey Amendment

    • B. 

      Kefauver-Harris Amendment

    • C. 

      OBRA '90

    • D. 

      None

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is not required on a prescription label?
    • A. 

      Name, address, and phone number of pharmacy

    • B. 

      Name, address, and phone number of prescriber

    • C. 

      Date prescription filled

    • D. 

      Auxiliary labels

  • 11. 
    The differences between intravenous therapy and chemotherapy parenteral preparation include all of the following except _____
    • A. 

      The type of flow hood used

    • B. 

      Hand placement

    • C. 

      Size of hood

    • D. 

      Aseptic technique

  • 12. 
    The best description of the guidelines for assigning an expiration date of a repackaged drug is ______
    • A. 

      Half of the manufacturers expiration date

    • B. 

      Less than the manufacturers date

    • C. 

      One fourth of the manufacturers expiration date or 6 months, whichever is less

    • D. 

      One sixth of the manufacturers expiration date or 6 months, whichever is less

  • 13. 
    The meniscus is best described as _________.
    • A. 

      A beaker filled with a small amount of water

    • B. 

      Water molecules attaching to the sides of a container

    • C. 

      A container used to measure very small amounts of water

    • D. 

      The lowest level of liquid, which is the point that should be used to measure

  • 14. 
    Emulsification is a process that binds ________ additives into solutes.
    • A. 

      Alcohol

    • B. 

      Hydrophiloic

    • C. 

      Hydophobic

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    Which of the following sizes of syringes is not commonly used in an intravenous room?
    • A. 

      3 mL

    • B. 

      4 mL

    • C. 

      5 mL

    • D. 

      10 mL

  • 16. 
    What is the longest amount of time an IV should hang for?
    • A. 

      12 hours

    • B. 

      24 hours

    • C. 

      48 hours

    • D. 

      Depends on what is in it

  • 17. 
    A prescription can be written by _____________.
    • A. 

      A psychiatrist

    • B. 

      A psychologist

    • C. 

      A family counselor

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 18. 
    The antideprssant class that has the mildest side effects and is used for depression is ___________.
    • A. 

      SSRIs

    • B. 

      MAOIs

    • C. 

      TCAs

    • D. 

      Benzodiazepines

  • 19. 
    SSRIs inhibit the reuptake inhibitors within the neuronal transmission, which increases the levels of __________.
    • A. 

      Norepinephrine

    • B. 

      Serotonin

    • C. 

      Epinephrine

    • D. 

      Dopamine

  • 20. 
    Which of the following medications used for Parkinson's disease can pass the blood-brain barrier?
    • A. 

      Dopamine

    • B. 

      Carbidopa

    • C. 

      Levadopa

    • D. 

      Both a and b

  • 21. 
    Loop diuretics and thiazides ____________.
    • A. 

      Have a slow mechanism of action

    • B. 

      Cause a loss of potassium

    • C. 

      Cause a loss of sodium

    • D. 

      Must be taken with a potassium-sparing agent

  • 22. 
    ACE inhibitors is an abbreviation for:
    • A. 

      Activating coronary electrical site inhibitors

    • B. 

      Altering and converting enzyme inhibitors

    • C. 

      Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors

    • D. 

      Anginal converting enzyme inhibitors

  • 23. 
    Which instruction is NOT patient information necessary about taking oral nitroglycerin medications?
    • A. 

      Take with food

    • B. 

      Keep medication within the original container

    • C. 

      Take as needed for chest pain; maximum 3 times in 15 minutes; if no relief then call 911

    • D. 

      Keep medication out of direct sunlight