PTCB Practice Exam 11/10

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  • 1. 
    You have received a script that reads 2gtt OU BID. What will the label placed on the patients packaging read?
    • A. 

      Two Drops in both ears two times daily.

    • B. 

      Two Drops in both eyes two times daily.

    • C. 

      Two Drops in right ear three times a day.

    • D. 

      Two drops in left eye two times daily.

  • 2. 
    Convert 25°C to F°.
    • A. 

      36°F

    • B. 

      50°F

    • C. 

      77°F

    • D. 

      69°F

  • 3. 
    A 14 year old boy weights 110 lbs. He is prescribed by his Doctor to take 5mg/Kg of drug "A" daily. What will his dose be?
    • A. 

      1200mg

    • B. 

      1250mg

    • C. 

      150mg

    • D. 

      250mg

  • 4. 
    C C X L is equal to:
    • A. 

      2540

    • B. 

      265

    • C. 

      2040

    • D. 

      240

  • 5. 
    If 100 tablets cost 122.00, how much does each tablet cost ?
    • A. 

      $.12

    • B. 

      $1.22

    • C. 

      $12.20

    • D. 

      $.012

  • 6. 
    Which regulatory agency would initiate a class II recall on a prescription drug ?
    • A. 

      DEA

    • B. 

      OSHA

    • C. 

      FDA

    • D. 

      FDIC

  • 7. 
    A cart exchange in a hospital usually takes place every:
    • A. 

      12 Hours

    • B. 

      6 Hours

    • C. 

      24 Hours

    • D. 

      48 Hours

  • 8. 
    2.5 ounces is equal to:
    • A. 

      75ml

    • B. 

      250ml

    • C. 

      50ml

    • D. 

      750ml

  • 9. 
    Which DEA schedule contains substances with the least potential for abuse ?
    • A. 

      Sch. 1

    • B. 

      Sch. 4

    • C. 

      Sch. 5

    • D. 

      Sch. 2

  • 10. 
    A script for Zolpidem will expire after ______ and may have up to ________.
    • A. 

      6 Months, No Refills

    • B. 

      12 Months, 1 year of Refills

    • C. 

      12 Months, No Refills

    • D. 

      6 months, 5 Refills

  • 11. 
    A script for cough syrup reads 15ml PO Q4° PRN. What should you type on the patients packaging ?
    • A. 

      A spoonfull taken orally every 4 hours as needed

    • B. 

      One teaspoon taken orally every 4 hours as needed

    • C. 

      One tablespoon taken orally every 4 hours as needed

    • D. 

      15ml taken orally every 4 hours as needed --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

  • 12. 
    Which is not true about HIPAA ?
    • A. 

      Helps insure patient privacy.

    • B. 

      Prevents healthcare fraud and abuse.

    • C. 

      Regulates the use and disclosure of patient information.

    • D. 

      Helps to decrease the rate of errors in pharmacy.

  • 13. 
    A pharmacy can order DEA Sch. 3 drugs from their wholesaler:
    • A. 

      Using a standard invoice.

    • B. 

      Using a credit memo.

    • C. 

      Using a DEA Form 222.

    • D. 

      Only with guaranteed funds

  • 14. 
    With which class of FDA recall is there is a potential for serious injury or death
    • A. 

      Class 1

    • B. 

      Class 2

    • C. 

      Class 3

    • D. 

      Class 4

  • 15. 
    An eight year old boy weights 75 Lbs. The adult dosage of Drug C is 400mg. The childrens dosage using Clarks rule is:
    • A. 

      100mg

    • B. 

      150mg

    • C. 

      200mg

    • D. 

      250mg

  • 16. 
    Dr. Acosta has a practice in Delaware and recieved her DEA number in 1988. What will the two letters in her DEA number prefix be ?
    • A. 

      DB

    • B. 

      DA

    • C. 

      BA

    • D. 

      AD

  • 17. 
    Which size of needle has the largest diameter ?
    • A. 

      18 Gauge

    • B. 

      16 Gauge

    • C. 

      20 Gauge

    • D. 

      14 Gauge

  • 18. 
    What is the primary function / use for Rosiglitazone ?
    • A. 

      Anti-Convulsant

    • B. 

      Hypertension

    • C. 

      Anti-Diabetic

    • D. 

      Proton Pump Inhibitor

  • 19. 
    A ___________ distributes HEPA filtered air into a work area to maintain a sterile environment.
    • A. 

      Cleanroom Fan

    • B. 

      Laminar Flow Hood

    • C. 

      Class 100 Airfan

    • D. 

      Micron filter fan

  • 20. 
    How many Tablespoons are in 16 Ounces ?
    • A. 

      16

    • B. 

      24

    • C. 

      12

    • D. 

      32

  • 21. 
    A patient weights 218 Lbs. What is their weight in Kg ?
    • A. 

      479Kg

    • B. 

      109Kg 409Kg

    • C. 

      409Kg

    • D. 

      99Kg

  • 22. 
    What regulatory agency would be responsible for the approval of a newanti-anxiety drug similar to Diazepam.
    • A. 

      CIA

    • B. 

      DEA

    • C. 

      FDA

    • D. 

      OBRA

  • 23. 
    What concentration of a sodium chloride solution would be Hypertonic ?
    • A. 

      0.009%

    • B. 

      0.090%

    • C. 

      0.900%

    • D. 

      9.000%

  • 24. 
    Which type of insulin has the shortest onset period. (the length of time before it reaches the bloodstream and begins to lower blood sugar)
    • A. 

      Ultra-Lente

    • B. 

      Lente

    • C. 

      NPH

    • D. 

      Regular

  • 25. 
    Dr. Dasani has a dental practice in Smiley, Texas. What should the final number be in his DEA number given the first 8 characters of AD380410 ?
    • A. 

      8

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      5

  • 26. 
    Benazepril is classified as a :
    • A. 

      Beta Blocker

    • B. 

      ACE Inhibitor

    • C. 

      Calcium Channel Blocker

    • D. 

      Diuretic

  • 27. 
    You receive a Prescription that reads: Restoril 15mg PRN HS #30. What instructions will likely appear on the customers packaging ?
    • A. 

      1 Tablespoon at bedtime as needed.

    • B. 

      Take 1 Tablet at bedtime as needed.

    • C. 

      Take 30 minutes before bedtime with food.

    • D. 

      Take 1 Tablet as directed with food. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

  • 28. 
    You receive a prescription for 15g of a Topical Steroid Cream containing a 12% concentration. Your pharmacy only has 10% and 15% concentrations. How much of each can you combine to fill this prescription ?
    • A. 

      6g of 15% + 9g of 10%

    • B. 

      10g of 10% + 5g of 15%

    • C. 

      8g of 10% + 7g of 15%

    • D. 

      12g of 10% + 3g of 15%

  • 29. 
    Your Pharmacy has a 40% markup and $1.75 dispensing fee. The wholesale price for 10 Sildenafil is $120.00, what will the retail price be.
    • A. 

      $201.75

    • B. 

      $188.50

    • C. 

      $169.75

    • D. 

      $125.75

  • 30. 
    Which of these drugs is a Beta Blocker :
    • A. 

      Lisinopril

    • B. 

      Amlodipine

    • C. 

      Valsartan

    • D. 

      Metoprolol

  • 31. 
    A preparation consisting of solid particles dispersed throughout a liquid is called :
    • A. 

      Syrup

    • B. 

      Emulsion

    • C. 

      Suspension

    • D. 

      Elixir

  • 32. 
    The reference list of approved drug products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations published by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is called :
    • A. 

      RX Master List

    • B. 

      Orange Book

    • C. 

      TE Ratings Book

    • D. 

      MSDS Sheets --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

  • 33. 
    The drug Lorazepam is a :
    • A. 

      DEA Sch II

    • B. 

      DEA Sch III

    • C. 

      DEA Sch IV

    • D. 

      DEA Sch V

  • 34. 
    The Sig for "Right Ear" is :
    • A. 

      AD

    • B. 

      AU

    • C. 

      AR

    • D. 

      AS

  • 35. 
    To prepare a prescription you need to measure 2.75oz. You have the following graduated cylinders available. Which would be the best cylinder to use for accuracy ?
    • A. 

      75ml

    • B. 

      100ml

    • C. 

      125ml

    • D. 

      150ml

  • 36. 
    Custom mixing of drugs from various available products to fit the unique needs of a patient is known as :
    • A. 

      Amalgamation

    • B. 

      Concocting

    • C. 

      Compounding

    • D. 

      Mixology

  • 37. 
    Which is incorrect :
    • A. 

      554 = DLIV

    • B. 

      122 = CXXII

    • C. 

      264 = CCLXIV

    • D. 

      159 = CLVIIII

  • 38. 
    If a patient is allergic to alcohol, which of the following should they not use :
    • A. 

      Syrup

    • B. 

      Suspension

    • C. 

      Elixir

    • D. 

      Insulin

  • 39. 
    00006-0951-54 is the NDC code for Losartan 25mg #90. What does the middle series of numbers 0951 represent ?
    • A. 

      Product / Formula

    • B. 

      Manufacturer

    • C. 

      Drug Class

    • D. 

      Package / Quantity

  • 40. 
    A drug patent gives its inventor the exclusive rights to manufacture and market a drug. The patent lasts __ years and that period begins ______________.
    • A. 

      10 years, upon FDA approval.

    • B. 

      10 years, upon original filing.

    • C. 

      20 years, upon FDA approval.

    • D. 

      20 years, upon original filing. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

  • 41. 
    Mr. Tee is a customer at your retail pharmacy. He has prescription drug coverage through his employer. When he picks up his prescription he must pay a portion of the price known as a ____________.
    • A. 

      Premium

    • B. 

      Deductable

    • C. 

      Waiver

    • D. 

      Co-Pay

  • 42. 
    Which of these temperatures would be within Controlled / Room Temperature standards.
    • A. 

      86°f

    • B. 

      20°c

    • C. 

      38°f

    • D. 

      65°c

  • 43. 
    A physician orders an IV drip of a mixture at a rate of 25ml/hr for 20/hr. What volume of fluid will be needed ?
    • A. 

      500mg

    • B. 

      0.5L

    • C. 

      1.0L

    • D. 

      1.5L

  • 44. 
    How many teaspoons are in one ounce ?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      8

  • 45. 
    You receive a prescription with the sig : Amoxil 500mg 1tab PO TID X10D. How many tablets are needed to fill this order ?
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      20

    • C. 

      30

    • D. 

      40

  • 46. 
    You receive a prescription with the sig : Amoxil 500mg 1tab PO TID X10D. Which of these is most likely their condition
    • A. 

      Urinary Tract Infection

    • B. 

      Hypertension

    • C. 

      Staph Infection

    • D. 

      Acid Reflux

  • 47. 
    At your retail pharmacy a customers order totals $22.34. They pay with two $20 bills. The most appropriate change would be :
    • A. 

      (3)Fives (2)ones (2)Quarters (1)Dime (1)Nickel (2)Penny

    • B. 

      (1)Ten (1)Five (2)ones (1)Quarter (1)Dime (1)Nickel (1)Penny

    • C. 

      (1)Ten (7)ones (1)Dime (1)Nickel (1)Penny

    • D. 

      (1)Ten (1)Five (2)ones (2)Quarters (1)Dime (1)Nickel (1)Penny --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

  • 48. 
    Which form of Diabetes is Insulin Dependent ?
    • A. 

      Hypoglycemia

    • B. 

      Hyperglycemia

    • C. 

      Type I Diabetes

    • D. 

      Type II Diabetes

  • 49. 
    Which FDA recall is the least severe ?
    • A. 

      Class IV

    • B. 

      Class III

    • C. 

      Class II

    • D. 

      Class I

  • 50. 
    The acronym APAP is used for:
    • A. 

      Aspirin

    • B. 

      Urgently

    • C. 

      Acetaminophen

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 51. 
    A dosage form that dissolves when held between the cheek and gum is called a :
    • A. 

      Sublingual

    • B. 

      Buccal

    • C. 

      Enteric Coated

    • D. 

      Pouch

  • 52. 
    Which of the following must be used to clean a Laminar Flow Hood :
    • A. 

      Ammonia Sulfate

    • B. 

      Chlorine Bleach

    • C. 

      Aseptic Iodine

    • D. 

      Isopropyl Alcohol

  • 53. 
    The abbreviation PC means:
    • A. 

      Before Meals

    • B. 

      After Meals

    • C. 

      Parenteral Calculaton

    • D. 

      Potassium Chloride

  • 54. 
    Generic Drugs can be substituted for Brand name drugs:
    • A. 

      Whenever they are available.

    • B. 

      Whenever the Patient / Customer requests them.

    • C. 

      Whenever the pharmacy is running low on brand name drugs.

    • D. 

      Only if the physician prescribes them.

  • 55. 
    Your store retails a 30 ct. bottle of Ibuprofen for $1.99. The wholesale cost to the store is $1.00. What is the Markup percent ?                                                                                    Markup ÷ Wholesale price = markup %                                                                             
    • A. 

      82%

    • B. 

      75%

    • C. 

      99%

    • D. 

      49%

  • 56. 
    A _________ protects a drugs brand name from unauthorized use.
    • A. 

      Trademark

    • B. 

      Patent

    • C. 

      Copyright

    • D. 

      Generic Name

  • 57. 
    Which DEA Sch. contains drugs that have very high abuse potential and are not usually used as medication ?
    • A. 

      DEA Sch. V

    • B. 

      DEA Sch. IV

    • C. 

      DEA Sch. II

    • D. 

      DEA Sch. I

  • 58. 
    Which is a solution that has been sweetened for better ease of use.
    • A. 

      Elixir

    • B. 

      Syrup

    • C. 

      Suspension

    • D. 

      Tincture

  • 59. 
    Which would not be a violation of HIPAA ?
    • A. 

      Not giving a new patient a notice of privacy disclosure.

    • B. 

      Pharm. Techs gossiping with a patient abouth anothers medication.

    • C. 

      Medicaid patient not being offered counseling on a new Medication.

    • D. 

      Releasing a patients records to an unauthorized party.

  • 60. 
    Which medication is exempt from the PPPA locking cap requirements ?
    • A. 

      Nitroglycerine

    • B. 

      Paroxetine

    • C. 

      Clonidine

    • D. 

      Tolterodine