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PTCB Full-Length Practice Exam 1

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1. Which of the following drugs is NOT an SSRI?
2. Patients taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) are advised to avoid foods that contain which of these?
3. The medical prefix, brady-, is used to denote which of the following?
4. A “Protect from Freezing” label on a medicine means that it should not be stored below what temperature?
5. Which of these drug classes work by enhancing the binding of GABA to the GABA A receptor?
6. Which of these is the name of a business form that records details of the medication order?
7. Which of the following laws, enacted in 1990, requires pharmacies that fill orders for Medicaid patients to obtain, record, and maintain basic patient information?
8. What is the percentage strength of a solution of 1.2 grams of sucrose dissolved in 75mL of solution?
9. Metformin belongs to which of the following antidiabetic drug classes?
10. “Geometric dilution” is required in which of these cases?
11. Which of these antihypertensive drugs should be avoided in gestational hypertension?
12. Which of the following is NOT used to reduce medication errors?
13. Convert 1:7,500 to a percentage strength.
14. In which of these cases may an insurance company reject a patient claim?
15. What value is assigned to the following Roman numeral: CXXXIX?
16. H1 antagonists, such as loratadine, are used in the treatment of which condition?
17. What term describes an error in which something is not done correctly?
18. Which of these drugs works as a calcium channel blocker?
19. Milk can reduce the effectiveness of which of these drugs?
20. All but which of the following are examples of computer input devices?
21. To facilitate adequate stock levels, which of these terms is used to describe the moment at which stock levels for a medicine must be higher?
22. Which of these terms is used to describe the process of pharmacies ordering medicines without having to go through a wholesaler, instead relying on communication with the drug manufacturer?
23. Which of the following terms is used to describe any unintended harm that results from the use of a medicine?
24. Which of the following capsule sizes is the largest?
25. Which of these is an automated dispensing cabinet that allows for the billing of patients who receive medicines?
26. According to federal legislation, how frequently should pharmacies complete an inventory of controlled substances?
27. Which of these drug classes must be dispensed alongside a drug accountability record (DUR)?
28. What is the active ingredient of the medicine, Prozac?
29. Which DAW code represents “Substitution Allowed: Patient Requested that Brand Product Be Dispensed”?
30. Which of the following laws established the protocol that drugs are identified and reported using the NDC?
31. When should a laminar air flow hood be turned on?
32. Which of the following drugs is a H2 receptor antagonist?
33. Which of the following books is mandated to be present in every pharmacy?
34. What does a JIT inventory management system guarantee?
35. Which of these classes of drug recall is considered the most serious?
36. The Joint Commission accredits many different organizations. Upon receiving that accreditation, how regularly must those organizations undergo an on-site survey?
37. Which of these books is used to reference insurance or third-party pricing?
38. How many milligrams are in 3.25 grams?
39. What term is used to describe the inactive ingredients of a medicine?
40. It a patient is diagnosed with a “splenomegaly”, what can we say about the patient’s condition, even if we do not know what the condition is?
41. – Calculate the body surface area (BSA) of a patient who weighs 31.7kg and who stands at 60.6cm?
42. Which of the following statements about Medicaid is true?
43. A medicine with an expiration date of 09/2020 expires on which date?
44. Z-drugs are indicated to treat which condition?
45. When compounding medicines, prescriptions should be checked to confirm the presence of which of these?
46. A prescription reads: ii gtts ou qid ud. How must the drug be administered to the patient?
47. Which of the following is an example of a long-acting insulin?
48. For a primary engineering control (PEC), which of these is the required quality of air needed?
49. Statins work by inhibiting the effects of which of these enzymes?
50. Which of these antibacterial drug classes is associated with tooth discoloration and photosensitivity?
51. Convert 48 pounds to kilograms.
52. When an employee leaves a sterile compounding area and later returns, which of these pieces of “personal protective equipment” may be reused?
53. Which of these is the safest and most appropriate way to represent a number, one that complies with FDA regulations?
54. Which of the following terms refers to drugs that are made less pure than those manufactured in licensed premises?
55. HEPA filters found within laminar hoods remove particles that are at least what size?
56. Which of the following is NOT an example of an anticholinergic side effect?
57. How many days supply of medicine does a patient have if they are given the following prescription: amoxicillin 250mg, i cap po bid, dispense 28?
58. Green leafy vegetables affect the therapeutic impact of which drug?
59. Which of the following drugs is an example of a potassium-sparing diuretic?
60. Which of the following is an example of an auxiliary label?
61. Which of these medication errors can occur during the dispensing process?
62. What is allopurinol used to treat?
63. A pharmacy balance retails at $49.99 but costs the pharmacy $28.79 per piece. What is the mark-up percentage value?
64. Patients with more than one kind of insurance coverage are obligated to follow which of these rules?
65. Which of these tools is most appropriate when mixing powders?
66. Alendronate is used in the treatment of which condition?
67. Which of these antiplatelet drugs works as an ADP receptor inhibitor?
68. A patient presents with a life-threatening condition such as cardiac arrest. Which of these codes represents these kinds of condition?
69. On which website can pharmacy technicians find a list of medication recalls?
70. Protease inhibitors are an example of a drug class used to combat which of these conditions?
71. Drugs with the suffix “-pril” belong to which drug class?
72. Which of the following drugs is an example of a beta-blocker?
73. Fluoroquinolones belong to which class of medicines?
74. If a patient receives 160mL/hr of drug from an IV bag that contains 2L, approximately how many hours will the IV bag last?
75. What is the purpose of root cause analysis?
76. In the pharmacy, how frequently should backups be taken of database files?
77. A patient is taking 10mL three times daily of amoxicillin 200mg/5mL. How much amoxicillin is the patient taking each day?
78. What is the mechanism of action of albuterol and salmeterol?
79. Which of these conditions results from a deficiency of dopamine within the nigrostriatal pathway?
80. The spouse of the insurance card holder is assigned which of these values?
81. Which of these pharmacy abbreviations means “as needed”?
82. When compounding an oral preparation using alcohol, which of the following types of alcohol should be used?
83. Which part of the NDC code refers to the manufacturer?
84. Translate the following prescription details: iii tabs po ac bid x 5d
85. What is the active ingredient of the medicine, Neurontin?
86. Which of the following drugs is NOT an NSAID?
87. Technicians who need to find the solubility of a drug in a solvent can find that data by consulting which of the following sources?
88. Which part of the NDC code is a reference to “product code”?
89. Convert 23 degrees Celsius to degrees Fahrenheit.
90. Nitrofurantoin, a drug used to treat urinary tract infections, is known to discolor urine what color?
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