Ptce Practice Exam

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The Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam is a computer-based exam that was developed to determine whether individuals have demonstrated the knowledge necessary to practice as pharmacy technicians. What can you tell us about this particular certification? Let’s find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The pharmacist has asked you to obtain a Med Watch form so s/he can report:
    • A. 

      An adverse event regarding a veterinary product.

    • B. 

      An adverse event regarding a drug.

    • C. 

      An adverse event regarding a vaccine.

    • D. 

      An adverse event regarding a medical device.

  • 2. 
    Medications for opthalmic administration are usually available in _______ or _______.
    • A. 

      Sterile hypotonic drops or sterile ointment

    • B. 

      Sterile hypertonic drops or sterile ointment

    • C. 

      Hypotonic solution or hypotonic suspension

    • D. 

      Sterile isotonic drops or sterile ointment

  • 3. 
    A Class _____ drug recall is the most serious.
    • A. 

      I

    • B. 

      II

    • C. 

      III

    • D. 

      IV

  • 4. 
    Most drugs are metabolized by the
    • A. 

      Liver

    • B. 

      Kidneys

    • C. 

      Gall bladder

    • D. 

      Gastrointestinal tract

  • 5. 
    Nolvadex or ______ is an anti-estrogen type medication that is often used in the treatment of breast cancer.
    • A. 

      Albuterol

    • B. 

      Tamoxifen

    • C. 

      Phenytoin

    • D. 

      Nifedipine

  • 6. 
    Tylenol No. 3 is acetaminophen 325mg and codeine _____ mg.
    • A. 

      15 mg

    • B. 

      30 mg

    • C. 

      60 mg

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    When using a Class A prescription balance, the leaset weighable quantity is
    • A. 

      6 mg

    • B. 

      120 mg

    • C. 

      500 mg

    • D. 

      The same as the sensitivity requirement.

  • 8. 
    The form number for ordering Schedule II drugs is
    • A. 

      DEA Form 121

    • B. 

      DEA Form 200

    • C. 

      DEA Form 222

    • D. 

      DEA Form 240

  • 9. 
    Which drug can be used as a patch?
    • A. 

      Nupercainal ointment

    • B. 

      Clonidine

    • C. 

      Amoxicillin

    • D. 

      Vitamin C

  • 10. 
    How much diluent do you need to add to a 4gm vial to get a concentration of 250 mg/ml? Disregard the space the powder may occupy.
    • A. 

      12 ml

    • B. 

      14 ml

    • C. 

      16 ml

    • D. 

      18 ml

  • 11. 
    The smallest gelatin capsule used for extemporaneous compounding is size
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      000

  • 12. 
    Which type of drug would be considered a drug of avuse?
    • A. 

      Opiates

    • B. 

      Alcohol

    • C. 

      Nicotine

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    Furosemide or Lasix is used as
    • A. 

      An analgesic

    • B. 

      An anti-inflammatory agent

    • C. 

      A sedative

    • D. 

      A diuretic

  • 14. 
    The infusion rate of an IV is over 12 hours. The total exact volume is 800 ml. What would be the infusion rate in ml per minute?
    • A. 

      0.56 ml/minute

    • B. 

      1.11 ml/minute

    • C. 

      2.7 ml/minute

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    You have a 70% solution of dextrose. How many grams of dextrose are in 400 ml of this solution?
    • A. 

      700 grams

    • B. 

      460 grams

    • C. 

      280 grams

    • D. 

      120 grams

  • 16. 
    The standard pediatric dose for cefazolin is 20 mg/kg/day. The order is written for 150 mg TID. The infant weighs 8lb. This dose is
    • A. 

      Too high

    • B. 

      Too low

    • C. 

      Within guidelines

  • 17. 
    Federal law requires pharmacies to have available for inspection Copy 3 of the DEA Form 222 for a period of _____ year(s).
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      2

  • 18. 
    An IV order calls for the addition of 45 mEq of CaCO3 (calcium carbonate). You have a 25 ml vial of CACO3 4.4mEq/ml. How many ml of this concentrate do you need to add to this IV?
    • A. 

      5.6 ml

    • B. 

      8.4 ml

    • C. 

      10.2 ml

    • D. 

      12.8 ml

  • 19. 
    In this formula, how much talc is needed to fill 120 grams? nupercainal ointment 4% zinc oxide 20% talc 2%
    • A. 

      1200 mg

    • B. 

      1500 mg

    • C. 

      2000 mg

    • D. 

      2400 mg

  • 20. 
    A bottle of nitroglycerin has the labeled strength of 1/200 grains. What would this strength be in milligrams?
    • A. 

      0.2 mg

    • B. 

      0.3 mg

    • C. 

      0.4 mg

    • D. 

      0.6 mg

  • 21. 
    A pharmacy wants to mark-up a product by 30%. How much would an item cost with this mark-up, if its original cost was $4.50?
    • A. 

      $5.85

    • B. 

      $6.23

    • C. 

      $6.40

    • D. 

      $7.10

  • 22. 
    The ______ is the agency that registers pharmacists.
    • A. 

      Department of Public Health

    • B. 

      NAPLEX

    • C. 

      Joint Commission

    • D. 

      State Board of Pharmacy

  • 23. 
    The Material Dafety Data Sheets (MSDS)
    • A. 

      Provide protocols for fire hazards in the pharmacy setting

    • B. 

      Provide safety codes by OSHA in the storage of inventory

    • C. 

      Provide information concerning hazardous substances

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 24. 
    How much diluent do you need to add to 4 gm of powder to get a concentration of 500 mg/ml?
    • A. 

      0.8 ml

    • B. 

      8 ml

    • C. 

      1.0 ml

    • D. 

      10 ml

  • 25. 
    What does DAW mean on a written prescription?
    • A. 

      The medication ordered is a controlled substance

    • B. 

      The medication should be taken with water

    • C. 

      The brand name is to be dispensed as written

    • D. 

      Refills are limited to 6 months

  • 26. 
    Your pharmacy has recieved a prescription for Ointment XYZ and is not available commercially. The prescription is written for 30 g with 2 refills. According to FDA guidelines, what is the largest amount your pharmacy can compound when originally filling the prescription is anticipation of refills?
    • A. 

      90 g

    • B. 

      120 g

    • C. 

      30 g

    • D. 

      60 g

  • 27. 
    The last set of digits of the NDC are indicative of
    • A. 

      The manufacturer

    • B. 

      Products identification

    • C. 

      Package size

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 28. 
    The approximate size container for the dispensing of 180 ml of liquid medication would be?
    • A. 

      2 ounces

    • B. 

      4 ounces

    • C. 

      6 ounces

    • D. 

      8 ounces