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Pharmacology for Technicians PTCB Test Prep

Food and Drug Interactions to Know for the PTCB Exam!

Jul 18th, 2022

Must-Know Food and Drug Interactions There are three different kinds of drug interaction: Drug-drug interactions Food-drug interactions Disease-drug interactions For the PTCB exam, pharmacy technician

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PTCB Guide to Antigout Drugs!

May 16th, 2022

What is gout? Approximately 4 percent of the US population suffers from gout, which is almost 10 million people. This statistic rises to 20 percent in patients with a family history of the condition.

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PTCB Guide to Statins!

May 6th, 2022

What are “statins”? Statins are important medicines to prevent heart disease and stroke. About 28 percent of Americans over the age of 40 take a statin medicine. That figure is likely to rise in t

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Antiplatelet and Anticoagulant Drugs to Know for the PTCB Exam!

Mar 16th, 2022

What is the difference? Both antiplatelet and anticoagulant drugs are routinely tested on the PTCB exam. Before we review the major drugs of each class, let’s first take a minute to learn the di

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Aspirin Pharmacology!

Nov 16th, 2021

Aspirin Pharmacology Aspirin is one of the most widely used drugs in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans over the age of 40 take aspirin daily, for example. As a pharmacy technician, then,

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Anticonvulsant Drugs to Know for the PTCB Exam!

Dec 24th, 2020

Introduction to Antiepileptic Drugs There are many kinds of anticonvulsant drugs to know for the PTCB exam. Anticonvulsant drugs are also known as antiepileptic drugs – drugs used to treat patie

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Must-Know PTCB Pharmacology for Technicians!

Nov 28th, 2020

PTCB Pharmacology for Technicians Studying pharmacology can be difficult, especially at first. When you begin to learn facts about pharmacology, the subject is so overwhelming it can feel like swimmin

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PTCB Guide to Bisphosphonates!

Oct 23rd, 2020

Introduction to Bisphosphonates With over 15 million prescriptions each year, bisphosphonates are among the most widely prescribed drug classes in the United States. Here, we review the fundamental fa

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PTCB Guide to Metronidazole!

Sep 2nd, 2020

What is “metronidazole”? Metronidazole is one of the most prescribed antimicrobial medicines; a drug used in the treatment of a wide range of infections. Here, in our PTCB guide to metronidazole,

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PTCB Guide to PDE5 Inhibitors!

Aug 24th, 2020

Indications and Examples For the 2020 PTCB exam, the Medicines knowledge domain comprises 40 percent of all questions. Here, we review PDE5 inhibitors; one of the most questioned drug classes on the P

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