PTCB Tutoring 4/15

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PTCB Tutoring Quizzes & Trivia

In this quiz on the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board, we’ll be looking at topics like recommended doses, percentage concentration, Xalatan, controlled substances, Simvastatin, insulin and Amoxicillin. What can you tell us about these topics? Let’s take a look.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The recommended dose of phenytoin sodium is 6mg/kg/d administered in three equally divided doses. The phenytoin stock suspension is available in a 125mg/5ml concentration. How much should be given to a 44lb child for each dose?
    • A. 

      1.6ml

    • B. 

      3.5ml

    • C. 

      4.8ml

    • D. 

      10.5ml

  • 2. 
    What is the percentage concentration of a 400mg/500ml solution?
    • A. 

      0.008%

    • B. 

      0.08%

    • C. 

      0.8%

    • D. 

      8%

  • 3. 
    Xalatan should be stored under which of the following conditions? 
    • A. 

      2c to 8c

    • B. 

      -20c to -10c

    • C. 

      15c to 30c

    • D. 

      30c to 40c

  • 4. 
    Which of the following drug products is classified as a schedule II controlled substance?
    • A. 

      Halcion

    • B. 

      Sonata

    • C. 

      Valium

    • D. 

      Ritalin

  • 5. 
    Simvastatin is used to manage:
    • A. 

      Diabetes

    • B. 

      Cholesterol

    • C. 

      Blood pressure

    • D. 

      Anxiety

  • 6. 
    Which insulin may be added to an IV solution?
    • A. 

      NPH

    • B. 

      Lantus

    • C. 

      Humulim 70/30

    • D. 

      Regular

  • 7. 
    How many milliliters of Amoxicillin suspension 250mg/5ml would provide a patient with two teaspoonfuls four times a day for seven days?
    • A. 

      140

    • B. 

      250

    • C. 

      280

    • D. 

      300

  • 8. 
    A 55lb child is to receive heparin sodium by IV infusion in a dose of 50 units/kg of body weight every 4 hours. How manuy milliliters of heparin sodium injection containing 5000 units/ml will be administered for each dose?
    • A. 

      0.15

    • B. 

      0.25

    • C. 

      1.5

    • D. 

      2.5

  • 9. 
    If the FDA reports a shortage of lipid lowering agents, which of the following medications could be involved?
    • A. 

      Doxepin

    • B. 

      Metformin

    • C. 

      Pregabalin

    • D. 

      Pravastatin

  • 10. 
    If the concentration of a stock medication vial is 0.25gm/ml, what volume of stock solution is required to deliver a dose of 800mg?
    • A. 

      0.32ml

    • B. 

      3.2ml

    • C. 

      32ml

    • D. 

      320ml

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is a commercially available dose of oral levothyroxine?
    • A. 

      100mcg

    • B. 

      1mg

    • C. 

      500mcg

    • D. 

      5mg

  • 12. 
    Which of the following OTC vitamins is an antioxidant?
    • A. 

      Niacin

    • B. 

      Vitamin D

    • C. 

      Vitamin E

    • D. 

      Pyridoxine

  • 13. 
    Medication used to reduce gas in the stomach or intestines is classified as an:
    • A. 

      Antiemetic

    • B. 

      Antiflatulent

    • C. 

      Anti-inflammatory

    • D. 

      Antibiotic

  • 14. 
    A prescription calls for injecting 50 units of insulin. Which size syringe should be dispensed?
    • A. 

      0.3ml

    • B. 

      0.5ml

    • C. 

      1ml

    • D. 

      3ml

  • 15. 
    Which law describes the use of child resistant caps?
    • A. 

      USP 797

    • B. 

      OBRA 90

    • C. 

      HIPAA

    • D. 

      Poison Prevention Act of 1970

  • 16. 
    A patient requires 1500ml to be infused over 18hrs. How many ml/min will the patient need to receive to ensure the entire volume is infused?
    • A. 

      1.4

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      18

    • D. 

      83.3

  • 17. 
    A liter of 0.9% NaCl is infusing at 125ml per hour. If it started at 0800, when is the next bag due?
    • A. 

      1200

    • B. 

      1600

    • C. 

      1800

    • D. 

      2000

  • 18. 
    Which of the following systems keeps a running inventory balance?
    • A. 

      Physical

    • B. 

      Annual

    • C. 

      Biannual

    • D. 

      Perpetual

  • 19. 
    Which of the following medications requires DEA Form 222 when ordering?
    • A. 

      Duragesic

    • B. 

      Equagesic

    • C. 

      Depo-Medrol

    • D. 

      Enbrel

  • 20. 
    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