PTCB Practice Test 4/9

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following drugs may be given IM?
    • A. 

      Zyprexa Zydis

    • B. 

      Abilify

    • C. 

      Risperdal Consta

    • D. 

      Geodon

  • 2. 
    A pharmacy technician is asked to retreive the pertinient lab values of a patient who is starting on IV Gentamycin. Which of the following values would be most useful to the pharmacist?
    • A. 

      INR

    • B. 

      Blood Glucose

    • C. 

      Serum Creatinine

    • D. 

      AST

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is a macrolide antibiotic?
    • A. 

      Levofloxacin

    • B. 

      Clarithromycin

    • C. 

      Metronidazole

    • D. 

      Vancomycin

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is a COX-2 inhibitor used to treat osteoarthritis?
    • A. 

      Allegra

    • B. 

      Levitra

    • C. 

      Celebrex

    • D. 

      Wellbutrin

  • 5. 
    Which product is available in a nasal spray?
    • A. 

      Salmeterol

    • B. 

      Ipratropium

    • C. 

      Hydrocortisone

    • D. 

      Pseudoephedrine

  • 6. 
    Calcium Channel Blockers are useful in treating mild to moderate hypertension because they:
    • A. 

      Dilate systemic arteries

    • B. 

      Thin blood

    • C. 

      Have a diuretic effect

    • D. 

      Increase heart rate

  • 7. 
    Opiate overdose often causes:
    • A. 

      Diarrhea

    • B. 

      Hyperactivity

    • C. 

      Increased heart rate

    • D. 

      Respiratory depression

  • 8. 
    What information must the pharmacy maintain for a patient who is taking Clozapine?
    • A. 

      White blood cell count

    • B. 

      Hematocrit

    • C. 

      Blood pressure

    • D. 

      Hemoglobin

  • 9. 
    Which of the following herbs should be used with caution if the patient is taking sertraline?
    • A. 

      St.. John's Wort

    • B. 

      Garlic

    • C. 

      Saw Palmetto

    • D. 

      Echinacea

  • 10. 
    The usual recommended dosing frequency for azithromycin dihydrate is:
    • A. 

      Daily

    • B. 

      Four times a day

    • C. 

      Twice a day

    • D. 

      Three times a day

  • 11. 
    Effective contraceptive protection must be used by patients who are prescribed:
    • A. 

      Flunisolone

    • B. 

      Isotretinion

    • C. 

      Mometasone

    • D. 

      Penciclovir

  • 12. 
    A controlled-substance drug that belongs to the class known as benzodiazepines is:
    • A. 

      Midazolam

    • B. 

      Fentanyl

    • C. 

      Phenobarbital

    • D. 

      Methadone

  • 13. 
    Which oral inhaler contains a steroid?
    • A. 

      Intal

    • B. 

      Serevent

    • C. 

      Combivent

    • D. 

      Flovent

  • 14. 
    Which bronchodilator should be used with caution in a patient who has an allergy to peanuts?
    • A. 

      Combivent

    • B. 

      Serevent

    • C. 

      Xopenex

    • D. 

      Proventil HFA

  • 15. 
    The laboratory used in monitoring the effect of warfarin is:
    • A. 

      Complete Blood Count (CBC)

    • B. 

      Red Blood Cell Count (RBC)

    • C. 

      Hemoglobin

    • D. 

      International Normalized Ratio (INR)

  • 16. 
    The hospital pharmacy receives a prescription for Bactrim DS. While entering the order, a critical alert flag has popped up on the patient medication profile due to which of the following documented allergies?
    • A. 

      Amoxicillin

    • B. 

      Sulfamethoxazole

    • C. 

      Erythromycin

    • D. 

      Nitrofurantoin

  • 17. 
    A patient calls the pharmacy to request his monthly refill of felodipine. He mentions that his home monitor measured his blood pressure as 150 over 95 this morning. The technician should:
    • A. 

      Alert the patient that many insurance programs will reimburse the cost of a home monitor

    • B. 

      Alert the pharmacist that the patients medication seems to be working

    • C. 

      Alert the pharmacist to the patients high blood pressure

    • D. 

      Alert the pharmacist to the patients low blood pressure

  • 18. 
    A patient who currently takes Avandia presents a prescription to obtain a monitor in order to verify the daily control of his health condition. Which type of monitor should be given?
    • A. 

      Blood Pressure

    • B. 

      Blood Glucose

    • C. 

      Blood Cholesterol

    • D. 

      Blood Coagulation

  • 19. 
    Sodium Polystyrene sulfonate is used to treat:
    • A. 

      Hypertension

    • B. 

      Hyperkalemia

    • C. 

      Hyperthyroidism

    • D. 

      Hypoglycemia

  • 20. 
    A pharmacist dispensing simvastatin would be most concerned with its potiental effect on the patients:
    • A. 

      Liver

    • B. 

      Lungs

    • C. 

      Pancreas

    • D. 

      Kidneys

  • 21. 
    Which of the following medications may cause urine discoloration?
    • A. 

      Atorvastatin

    • B. 

      Esomeprazole

    • C. 

      Amlodapine

    • D. 

      Phenazopyradine

  • 22. 
    Which of the following drugs is a proton pump inhibitor?
    • A. 

      Fluconazole

    • B. 

      Lansoprazole

    • C. 

      Metronidazole

    • D. 

      Itraconazole

  • 23. 
    A patient computer profile shows that he is taking atorvastatin. Which medication represents duplicate therapy?
    • A. 

      Carvedilol

    • B. 

      Simvastatin

    • C. 

      Selegiline

    • D. 

      Clonidine

  • 24. 
    The profile of a patient diagnosed with type 1 diabetes would most likely include a prescription for:
    • A. 

      Simvastatin

    • B. 

      Glyburide

    • C. 

      Insulin

    • D. 

      Metoprolol

  • 25. 
    Which of the following is the active ingredient in antacids that causes diarrhea?
    • A. 

      Aluminum hydroxide

    • B. 

      Magnesium hydroxide

    • C. 

      Simethacone

    • D. 

      Calcium carbonate