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  • 1. 
    Which of the following drug names corresponds to the generic name for the drug Lantus?
    • A. 

      Insulin

    • B. 

      Glyburide

    • C. 

      Glucophage

    • D. 

      Humana

  • 2. 
    The popular drug sertraline belongs to which of the following drug classifications?
    • A. 

      Antibiotic

    • B. 

      NSAID

    • C. 

      Anticoagulant

    • D. 

      Antidepressant

  • 3. 
    What is the generic name of the drug Pepcid for heartburn?
    • A. 

      Famotidine

    • B. 

      Ranitidine

    • C. 

      Nizatidine

    • D. 

      Cimetidine

  • 4. 
    What is the generic name of the drug Reglan?
    • A. 

      Metoprolol

    • B. 

      Metoclopramide

    • C. 

      Metolazone

    • D. 

      Metaproterenol

  • 5. 
    What is the brand name of the drug clonidine?
    • A. 

      Catapres

    • B. 

      Cotaflam

    • C. 

      Cathflo

    • D. 

      Colchicine

  • 6. 
    What is the generic name of the drug Prevacid?
    • A. 

      Rabeprazole

    • B. 

      Omeprazole

    • C. 

      Esomeprazole

    • D. 

      Lansoprazole

  • 7. 
    What is the brand name of the drug acyclovir?
    • A. 

      Zovirax

    • B. 

      Zofran

    • C. 

      Zocor

    • D. 

      Zovia

  • 8. 
    What is the drug classification of the drug Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine)?
    • A. 

      Antidepressant

    • B. 

      SMR

    • C. 

      NSAID

    • D. 

      BCP

  • 9. 
    What is the generic name of the drug pyridium which urines turns red or orange?
    • A. 

      Phenylephrine

    • B. 

      Phenazopyridine

    • C. 

      Phentolamine

    • D. 

      Pheonoxybenzamine

  • 10. 
    What is the brand name of the drug Finasteride?
    • A. 

      Probenecid

    • B. 

      Procaine

    • C. 

      Proscar

    • D. 

      Procardia

  • 11. 
    What is the specific drug classification of the drug Paxil (paroxetine)?
    • A. 

      Antidepressant

    • B. 

      Anticoagulant

    • C. 

      BCP

    • D. 

      Antitussive

  • 12. 
    What is the brand name of the drug benzonatate?
    • A. 

      Tessalon Perles

    • B. 

      Testred Perles

    • C. 

      Testim Perles

    • D. 

      Testosterone Perles

  • 13. 
    What is the drug classification of the drugs carbamazepine or tegretol and oxcarbazepine or Trileptal?
    • A. 

      Antidepressant

    • B. 

      Anticonvulsant

    • C. 

      Antidiabetic

    • D. 

      Antihypertensive

  • 14. 
    What is the generic name of the drug Vicodin?
    • A. 

      Hydrocodone/acetaminophen

    • B. 

      Oxycodone/acetaminophen

    • C. 

      Codeine/acetaminophen

    • D. 

      Phenergan/acetaminophen

  • 15. 
    What is the generic name of the drug Vistaril?
    • A. 

      Hydroxyzine

    • B. 

      Hydralazine

    • C. 

      Hydroxycholorquine

    • D. 

      Hydroxyurea

  • 16. 
    What is the specific drug classification of the drug Sinequan (doxepin)?
    • A. 

      Anticoagulant

    • B. 

      Antidepressant

    • C. 

      Antihypertensive

    • D. 

      Gout agent

  • 17. 
    What is the generic name of the drug Xopenex?
    • A. 

      Albuterol

    • B. 

      Salmeterol

    • C. 

      Xolair

    • D. 

      Levalbuterol

  • 18. 
    What is the specific antibiotic classification of the drug Zithromax (zithromycin)?
    • A. 

      Penicillin

    • B. 

      Macrolide

    • C. 

      Sulfonamide

    • D. 

      Tetracycline

  • 19. 
    What is the generic name of the drug Zyrtec?
    • A. 

      Cetuximab

    • B. 

      Cefixime

    • C. 

      Cefdinir

    • D. 

      Cetirizine

  • 20. 
    What is the brand name of the drug acyclovir?
    • A. 

      Zovirax

    • B. 

      Zocor

    • C. 

      Zoladex

    • D. 

      Zoloft

  • 21. 
    What is the brand name of the drug simvastatin- for high cholesterol?
    • A. 

      Zovirax

    • B. 

      Zocor

    • C. 

      Zoladex

    • D. 

      Zoloft

  • 22. 
    What is the brand name of the drug desloratadine?
    • A. 

      Claritin

    • B. 

      Clarinex

    • C. 

      Claripel

    • D. 

      Clariavis

  • 23. 
    What is the generic name of the drug Desyrel to treat depression?
    • A. 

      Trazodone

    • B. 

      Tranxene

    • C. 

      Fluoxetine

    • D. 

      Fluoropex

  • 24. 
    What is the drug classification of the drug Crestor or rosuvastatin?
    • A. 

      Antilipidemic

    • B. 

      Anticonvulsant

    • C. 

      Antihypertensive

    • D. 

      Antidiabetic

  • 25. 
    What is the generic name of the drug Flagyl-- where alcohol MUST be avoided at all times while on this drug?
    • A. 

      Metaproterenol

    • B. 

      Metronidazole

    • C. 

      Metadate

    • D. 

      Metroglycerin

  • 26. 
    What is the generic name of the drug Levaquin?
    • A. 

      Levofloxacin

    • B. 

      Levothyroxine

    • C. 

      Levonorgestrel

    • D. 

      Levocetirizine

  • 27. 
    What is the generic name of the drug Lexapro?
    • A. 

      Clonazepam

    • B. 

      Excitalopram

    • C. 

      Citalopram

    • D. 

      Temazepam

  • 28. 
    Which of the following medications is not used as a sedative?
    • A. 

      Triazolam

    • B. 

      Flumazenil

    • C. 

      Zaleplon

    • D. 

      Chloral hydrate

  • 29. 
    A prescription reading " i gtt as tid prn pain" would be dispensed which of the following directions?
    • A. 

      Instill one drop in the left eye three times a day as needed for pain

    • B. 

      Instill one drop in the right eye three times a day as needed for pain

    • C. 

      Instill one drop in the right ear three times a day as needed for pain

    • D. 

      Instill one drop in the left ear three times a day as needed for pain

  • 30. 
    To prevent kidney and liver damage, APAP should be avoided in doses that exceed:
    • A. 

      4 g per day

    • B. 

      4 mg per day

    • C. 

      400 mg per day

    • D. 

      400 g per day

  • 31. 
    Which of the following statement is not correct?
    • A. 

      Erythropoiesis is the normal production of the red blood cells

    • B. 

      Hemoglobin is an iron-containing pigment in the blood

    • C. 

      Antiplatelet medications may cause the formation of blood clots

    • D. 

      Thrombolytic agents dissolve newly formed clots

  • 32. 
    Potassium supplements are most often used in combination with:
    • A. 

      Chlorthalidone

    • B. 

      Spironolactone

    • C. 

      Triamterene

    • D. 

      Amiloride

  • 33. 
    Which of the following drugs is an H2 antagonist medication?
    • A. 

      Pantoprazole

    • B. 

      Nizatidine

    • C. 

      Omerprazole

    • D. 

      Sucrafate

  • 34. 
    Which drug can cause a disulfiram-like reaction when combined with alcohol?
    • A. 

      Clindamycin

    • B. 

      Nitrofurantoin

    • C. 

      Metronidazole

    • D. 

      Miconazole

  • 35. 
    Which over-the-counter medication is frequently recommended for vaginal yeast infection?
    • A. 

      Fluconazole

    • B. 

      Miconazole

    • C. 

      Metronidazole

    • D. 

      Minocycline

  • 36. 
    Patients taking Floxin should be advised to avoid taking all of the following agents except:
    • A. 

      Antacids

    • B. 

      Iron

    • C. 

      APAP

    • D. 

      MVI

  • 37. 
    A drug is in a vial that contains 500 mg of the drug in 2 ml of solution. What is the percent strength of this drug?
    • A. 

      2.5%

    • B. 

      25%

    • C. 

      10%

    • D. 

      5%

  • 38. 
    You have dissolved 20 g of drug in 500 mg of solution. What is the percent strength of the resulting solution?
    • A. 

      0.4%

    • B. 

      4%

    • C. 

      0.2%

    • D. 

      2%

  • 39. 
    How many capsules are needed to prepare 30 ml of 1% Clindamycin HCL solution if each capsule contains 150 mg of Clindamycin HCL?
    • A. 

      4 capsules

    • B. 

      3 capsules

    • C. 

      1 capsule

    • D. 

      2 capsules

  • 40. 
    Which medication is dispensed in its original container with desiccant?
    • A. 

      Invirase

    • B. 

      Fortovase

    • C. 

      Crixivan

    • D. 

      Zerit

  • 41. 
    Cyanocobalamin is also called:
    • A. 

      Vitamin B6

    • B. 

      Vitamin E

    • C. 

      Vitamin B12

    • D. 

      Vitamin K

  • 42. 
    How much potassium chloride solution (2 mEq/ml) should be added to a 1 L IV bag if 25 mEq of potassium chloride is needed?
    • A. 

      25 ml

    • B. 

      0.25 ml

    • C. 

      12.5 ml

    • D. 

      50 ml

  • 43. 
    How much sodium chloride is in 25 ml of normal saline?
    • A. 

      225 g

    • B. 

      225 mcg

    • C. 

      225 mg

    • D. 

      2.25 g

  • 44. 
    What is the process that alters the chemical structure of a drug in preparation for?
    • A. 

      Distribution

    • B. 

      Metabolism

    • C. 

      Elimination

    • D. 

      Absorption

  • 45. 
    A patient calls in a prescription refills for his SSRI. What medication from the patient's profile should be refilled?
    • A. 

      Sertraline

    • B. 

      Amitriptyline

    • C. 

      Tranycypromine

    • D. 

      Trazodone

  • 46. 
    Which of the following parenteral medications must be prepared inside a vertical laminar flow hood?
    • A. 

      Vancomycin

    • B. 

      Vincristine

    • C. 

      Ciprofloxacin

    • D. 

      Ondansetron

  • 47. 
    Varicella vaccine should be stored:
    • A. 

      At 50 degrees Fahrenheit or less

    • B. 

      At room temperature

    • C. 

      Frozen until administered

    • D. 

      At 75 degrees Fahrenheit or more

  • 48. 
    The dose of a drug is 250 mcg/kg of body weight. What dose should be given to a child that weighs 55 Lbs?
    • A. 

      6.25 mcg

    • B. 

      6.25 mg

    • C. 

      12.5 mg

    • D. 

      12.5 mcg

  • 49. 
    Which body is best known for accrediting hospitals?
    • A. 

      Join Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

    • B. 

      National Committee on Quality Assurance

    • C. 

      American Accreditation Healthcare Commission

    • D. 

      Health Maintenance Organization

  • 50. 
    Which symptom is not indicative of hyperthyroidism?
    • A. 

      Weight loss

    • B. 

      Diarrhea

    • C. 

      Heat intolerance

    • D. 

      Slowed heart rate

  • 51. 
    • A. 

      6 refills of 34

    • B. 

      8 refills of 34

    • C. 

      5 refills of 34

    • D. 

      7 refills of 34

  • 52. 
    Which of the following is a long-acting agent used to treat ADHD?
    • A. 

      Ritalin

    • B. 

      Dexedrine Spansules

    • C. 

      Adderall

    • D. 

      Concerta

  • 53. 
    Which of the following vitamin is involved in increased clotting?
    • A. 

      Vitamin C

    • B. 

      Vitamin K

    • C. 

      Vitamin B6

    • D. 

      Vitamin E

  • 54. 
    Which hormone therapy is often prescribed to a patient being treated for breast cancer?
    • A. 

      Nolvadex

    • B. 

      Premarin

    • C. 

      Taxol

    • D. 

      Mesnex

  • 55. 
    Flumazenil can be used to reverse the toxic effects of which drugs?
    • A. 

      Digoxin

    • B. 

      Naloxone

    • C. 

      Zolpidem

    • D. 

      Nalmefene

  • 56. 
    A subcutaneous injection is administered:
    • A. 

      Into the top layer of the skin

    • B. 

      Beneath the surface of the skin

    • C. 

      Deep into a large muscle mass

    • D. 

      Directly into the vein

  • 57. 
    Which of the following drugs is classified as a Schedule III controlled substance?
    • A. 

      LSD

    • B. 

      Tylenol 3

    • C. 

      Demerol

    • D. 

      Robitussi AC

  • 58. 
    Manufacturers are required by federal regulation to place "C" designation on a drug's label for which classifications?
    • A. 

      Schedules I and II

    • B. 

      Schedules II, III, and IV

    • C. 

      Schedules I, II, III, IV, V

    • D. 

      Schedules II, III, IV, V

  • 59. 
    Patients should avoid foods high in tyramine, such as aged cheeses, beer and wine with which drug listed below?
    • A. 

      Effexor

    • B. 

      Prozac

    • C. 

      Nardil

    • D. 

      Remeron

  • 60. 
    What is the days supply for Hummulin N 20 ml, if the dose is 40U qd?
    • A. 

      100 days

    • B. 

      30 days

    • C. 

      60 days

    • D. 

      50 days

  • 61. 
    What is the gross profit for a prescription if the selling price is $73.14, the acquisition cost is $52.10, and the AWP is $65.12?
    • A. 

      $21.04

    • B. 

      $8.02

    • C. 

      $13.02

    • D. 

      $73.14

  • 62. 
    The lead pharmacy technician must reorder billing forms when 80% of the case has been used. A full case of billing forms contains 20 packages of forms. How many packages of forms should be remaining in the case when it's time to reorder?
    • A. 

      16 packages

    • B. 

      12 packages

    • C. 

      8 packages

    • D. 

      4 packages

  • 63. 
    How many capsules of clindamycin hydrochloride should be used to prepare 30 ml of the following preparation, if each capsule contains 150 mg of clindamycin? Clindamycin hydrochloride       600 mg70% isopropyl alcohol      qs ad     60 ml
    • A. 

      4 capsules

    • B. 

      2 capsules

    • C. 

      10 capsules

    • D. 

      20 capsules

  • 64. 
    An order is received for a refill of clopidogrel. Which medication from patient's profile should be refilled?
    • A. 

      Motrin

    • B. 

      Plavix

    • C. 

      Persantine

    • D. 

      Procrit

  • 65. 
    A patient with a penicillin allergy is most likely to exhibit a sensitivity to:
    • A. 

      Cephalosporins

    • B. 

      Aminoglycosides

    • C. 

      Fluoroquinolones

    • D. 

      Macrolides

  • 66. 
    Patients who wear contacts should be advised that may become permanently stained when taking which drug?
    • A. 

      Azithromycin

    • B. 

      Rifabutin

    • C. 

      Indomethacin

    • D. 

      Cyclosporine

  • 67. 
    Hyperkalemia can be treated by administering which of the following drugs?
    • A. 

      Kayexalate

    • B. 

      Narcan

    • C. 

      K-Dur

    • D. 

      Mucomyst

  • 68. 
    Herbal medicines are regulated under which federal law?
    • A. 

      Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act

    • B. 

      Dietary Supplements and Health Education Act

    • C. 

      Consumer Product Safety Act

    • D. 

      United States Pharmacopeial Convention Act

  • 69. 
    A pharmacy technician learns that an estrogen patch has been recalled because of failure to release the drug within the expected time frame. How should this recall be classified?
    • A. 

      Class I: Reasonable probability that the product will cause serious adverse health consequences or death

    • B. 

      Class II: Product may cause temporary consequences; probability of serious adverse consequences is remote

    • C. 

      Class III: Product is not likely to cause adverse health consequences

    • D. 

      This does not require a classification and no recall would occur

  • 70. 
    The primary function of a Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) committee is to:
    • A. 

      Develop policy that addresses the evaluation, selection and therapeutic use of drugs and related devices

    • B. 

      Enforce state pharmacy law and FDA regulations

    • C. 

      Dispute therapeutic claims made by manufacturers of pharmaceutical products

    • D. 

      Create credentialing requirements for healthcare professionals

  • 71. 
    The dosage from known as "pledgets" is normally administered via which of the following routes?
    • A. 

      Rectal

    • B. 

      Transdermal

    • C. 

      Subcutaneous

    • D. 

      Oral

    • E. 

      Both B and C

  • 72. 
    Which of the following insulin is considered to be intermediate-acting?
    • A. 

      Humalog

    • B. 

      Lantus

    • C. 

      Lente

    • D. 

      Humulin R

  • 73. 
    Which of the following drugs may cause photosensitivity?
    • A. 

      Zocor

    • B. 

      Bactrim

    • C. 

      Benadryl

    • D. 

      Coumadin

  • 74. 
    Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), a live vaccine, must be kept:
    • A. 

      At 50 degrees Fahrenheit or less

    • B. 

      At room temperature

    • C. 

      Frozen until administered

    • D. 

      At 75 degrees Fahrenheit

  • 75. 
    The generic equivalent of fiorinal consists of:
    • A. 

      Butalbital/axetaminophen/caffeine

    • B. 

      Butabital/aspirin/caffeine

    • C. 

      Buitalbital and APAP

    • D. 

      Codeine/APAP/caffeine

  • 76. 
    • A. 

      Peripheral neuropathy

    • B. 

      Nephropathy

    • C. 

      Retinophaty

    • D. 

      Hapatomegaly

  • 77. 
    If a patient called in a refill for a COX-2 inhibitor, which drug should be refilled?
    • A. 

      Celecoxib

    • B. 

      Flurbiprofen

    • C. 

      Omeprazole

    • D. 

      Infliximab

  • 78. 
    Which of the following medications should be taken in the morning on an empty stomach?
    • A. 

      Miacalcin

    • B. 

      Fosamax

    • C. 

      Actonel

    • D. 

      Yasmin

  • 79. 
    Which injectable contraceptive is given once every three months?
    • A. 

      Lunelle

    • B. 

      Norplan

    • C. 

      Depo-Provera

    • D. 

      Ortho Evra

  • 80. 
    Which of the following inventory control system operates under the principle that 80% of the pharmacy's sales come from 20% of the pharmacy inventory?
    • A. 

      Just in time

    • B. 

      ABC inventory

    • C. 

      Pareto's Law

    • D. 

      First in, First out

  • 81. 
    Generally speaking, reconstituted pediatric oral suspensions must be used within ____ of being reconstituted?
    • A. 

      6 hours

    • B. 

      14 days

    • C. 

      30 days

    • D. 

      90 days

  • 82. 
    Records of non-controlled substances should be kept for how long?
    • A. 

      One year

    • B. 

      As long as the state or federal statute of limitations on crime

    • C. 

      Ten years

    • D. 

      They do not have to be kept

  • 83. 
    The generic name for a potassium wasting diuretic is:
    • A. 

      Furosemide

    • B. 

      Bumex

    • C. 

      Digoxin

    • D. 

      Aldactone

  • 84. 
    The generic name for Premarin is:
    • A. 

      Medroxyprogesterone

    • B. 

      Estraderm

    • C. 

      Estradiol

    • D. 

      Conjugated estrogen

  • 85. 
    Review of the patient profile when entering a new medication will allow the technician to identify all of the following problems except:
    • A. 

      Existing orders for the same or similar medications

    • B. 

      Allergies which may indicate the medication should not be used

    • C. 

      A disability such as blindness, which requires special attention

    • D. 

      How the patient will make payment for any co-pay owed

  • 86. 
    Which bottle is the best choice to fill a prescription for Cephalexin Suspension 250 mg qid for ten days?
    • A. 

      Cephalexin suspension 125 mg / 5 ml, 100 ml

    • B. 

      Cephalexin suspension 125 ml / 5 ml, 150 ml

    • C. 

      Cephalexin suspension 250 mg / 5 ml, 100 ml

    • D. 

      Cephalexin suspension 250 mg / 5 ml, 150 ml

  • 87. 
    In the solution D5NS, the % relates to:
    • A. 

      5 parts of deionized water in solution

    • B. 

      One-half percent of salt in water

    • C. 

      5 grams of Dextrose in 100 mls of water

    • D. 

      Do not infuse faster than 5 milliliters per minute

  • 88. 
    • A. 

      4 grains

    • B. 

      16 grains

    • C. 

      64 grains

    • D. 

      500 grains

  • 89. 
    A pharmacy technician must obtain _____ total hours of continuing education hours every licensing period to renew their Utah technician license.
    • A. 

      30 hours

    • B. 

      4 hours

    • C. 

      15 hours

    • D. 

      20 hours

  • 90. 
    A drug that requires a patient package insert to be given is:
    • A. 

      Ampicillin

    • B. 

      OrthoNovum 7/7/7

    • C. 

      Vasotec

    • D. 

      Prinivil

  • 91. 
    To assure sterility of a new needle:
    • A. 

      The user should make sure the package was intact and not damaged

    • B. 

      Wipe the needle with 70% isopropyl alcohol to disinfect it

    • C. 

      Apply additional silicone so the needle will self-sterilize when inserted into a vial

    • D. 

      Dip into 0.5% penicillin solution prior to use

  • 92. 
    What is a filter needle used for?
    • A. 

      Drawing solutions from glass ampules

    • B. 

      Remove cloudy precipitates from a solution

    • C. 

      Give insulin injections

    • D. 

      Infuse a maintenance IV solution

  • 93. 
    Which procedure should you follow in any pharmacy to control the spread of disease?
    • A. 

      Frequent hand washing

    • B. 

      Use of sterile gowns and gloves

    • C. 

      Cleaning of work surfaces regularly with 70% isopropyl alcohol

    • D. 

      Both A and C

  • 94. 
    How much Gentian Violet is in 500 ml of a 1:10,000 solution?
    • A. 

      5 mg

    • B. 

      50 mg

    • C. 

      5 grams

    • D. 

      50 grams

  • 95. 
    Material Safety Data Sheets:
    • A. 

      Provides protocols for fire hazards in the pharmacy setting

    • B. 

      Provides safety codes by OSHA in the storage of Inventory

    • C. 

      Provides information concerning hazardous substances

    • D. 

      Provides guidelines for temperature controls to maintain drug potency

  • 96. 
    Which capsule size will hold the greatest amount of medications?
    • A. 

      00

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      5

  • 97. 
    If state and federal pharmacy law differ, which law applies?
    • A. 

      Local Law

    • B. 

      State Law

    • C. 

      Federal Law

    • D. 

      The more stringent law

  • 98. 
    If 75 grams of Codeine phosphate is dissolved in 3 liters of sterile water, what is the resultant percentage strength of the solution?
    • A. 

      0.25%

    • B. 

      2.5%

    • C. 

      25%

    • D. 

      250%

  • 99. 
    • A. 

      5 capsules

    • B. 

      32 capsules

    • C. 

      48 capsules

    • D. 

      56 capsules

  • 100. 
    An oil/water mixture is:
    • A. 

      An elixir

    • B. 

      An emulsion

    • C. 

      A gel

    • D. 

      A syrup