PTCB Full-Length Practice Exam 1

Nov 3rd, 2020

Welcome to your PTCB Full-Length Practice Exam 1

1. Which of these antibacterial drug classes is associated with tooth discoloration and photosensitivity?
2. Protease inhibitors are an example of a drug class used to combat which of these conditions?
3. H1 antagonists, such as loratadine, are used in the treatment of which condition?
4. Which of the following drugs is an example of a beta-blocker?
5. What is the active ingredient of the medicine, Prozac?
6. Which of the following is an example of a long-acting insulin?
7. Which of the following drugs is an example of a potassium-sparing diuretic?
8. Which of these conditions results from a deficiency of dopamine within the nigrostriatal pathway?
9. Which of these drugs works as a calcium channel blocker?
10. What is the active ingredient of the medicine, Neurontin?
11. Green leafy vegetables affect the therapeutic impact of which drug?
12. Drugs with the suffix “-pril” belong to which drug class?
13. Which of the following drugs is NOT an SSRI?
14. Z-drugs are indicated to treat which condition?
15. Fluoroquinolones belong to which class of medicines?
16. What term is used to describe the inactive ingredients of a medicine?
17. Nitrofurantoin, a drug used to treat urinary tract infections, is known to discolor urine what color?
18. Which of the following drugs is a H2 receptor antagonist?
19. Which of these antihypertensive drugs should be avoided in gestational hypertension?
20. What is allopurinol used to treat?
21. Metformin belongs to which of the following antidiabetic drug classes?
22. Which of the following is NOT an example of an anticholinergic side effect?
23. Which of the following drugs is NOT an NSAID?
24. Statins work by inhibiting the effects of which of these enzymes?
25. Milk can reduce the effectiveness of which of these drugs?
26. Which of these antiplatelet drugs works as an ADP receptor inhibitor?
27. Patients taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) are advised to avoid foods that contain which of these?
28. Alendronate is used in the treatment of which condition?
29. What is the mechanism of action of albuterol and salmeterol?
30. Which of these drug classes work by enhancing the binding of GABA to the GABA A receptor?
31. Which of these pharmacy abbreviations means “as needed”?
32. What value is assigned to the following Roman numeral: CXXXIX?
33. 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?
34. Translate the following prescription details: iii tabs po ac bid x 5d
35. The medical prefix, brady-, is used to denote which of the following?
36. A prescription reads: ii gtts ou qid ud. How must the drug be administered to the patient?
37. Which of the following is an example of an auxiliary label?
38. Which part of the NDC code refers to the manufacturer?
39. Which of these books is used to reference insurance or third-party pricing?
40. A medicine with an expiration date of 09/2020 expires on which date?
41. Which DAW code represents “Substitution Allowed: Patient Requested that Brand Product Be Dispensed”?
42. Which of the following books is mandated to be present in every pharmacy?
43. A patient is taking 10mL three times daily of amoxicillin 200mg/5mL. How much amoxicillin is the patient taking each day?
44. Convert 1:7,500 to a percentage strength.
45. How many milligrams are in 3.25 grams?
46. 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?
47. What is the percentage strength of a solution of 1.2 grams of sucrose dissolved in 75mL of solution?
48. Convert 48 pounds to kilograms.
49. A pharmacy balance retails at $49.99 but costs the pharmacy $28.79 per piece. What is the mark-up percentage value?
50. Convert 23 degrees Celsius to degrees Fahrenheit.
51. – Calculate the body surface area (BSA) of a patient who weighs 31.7kg and who stands at 60.6cm?
52. If a patient receives 160mL/hr of drug from an IV bag that contains 2L, approximately how many hours will the IV bag last?
53. When compounding medicines, prescriptions should be checked to confirm the presence of which of these?
54. When should a laminar air flow hood be turned on?
55. Which of the following capsule sizes is the largest?
56. For a primary engineering control (PEC), which of these is the required quality of air needed?
57. Technicians who need to find the solubility of a drug in a solvent can find that data by consulting which of the following sources?
58. When compounding an oral preparation using alcohol, which of the following types of alcohol should be used?
59. Which of these tools is most appropriate when mixing powders?
60. “Geometric dilution” is required in which of these cases?
61. When an employee leaves a sterile compounding area and later returns, which of these pieces of “personal protective equipment” may be reused?
62. Which of these is the safest and most appropriate way to represent a number, one that complies with FDA regulations?
63. Which of the following terms is used to describe any unintended harm that results from the use of a medicine?
64. What is the purpose of root cause analysis?
65. Which of the following is NOT used to reduce medication errors?
66. The Joint Commission accredits many different organizations. Upon receiving that accreditation, how regularly must those organizations undergo an on-site survey?
67. Which of these medication errors can occur during the dispensing process?
68. What term describes an error in which something is not done correctly?
69. Which of these drug classes must be dispensed alongside a drug accountability record (DUR)?
70. A “Protect from Freezing” label on a medicine means that it should not be stored below what temperature?
71. 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?
72. What does a JIT inventory management system guarantee?
73. Which of these is the name of a business form that records details of the medication order?
74. 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?
75. According to federal legislation, how frequently should pharmacies complete an inventory of controlled substances?
76. Which part of the NDC code is a reference to “product code”?
77. Which of the following terms refers to drugs that are made less pure than those manufactured in licensed premises?
78. Which of the following laws established the protocol that drugs are identified and reported using the NDC?
79. Which of the following laws, enacted in 1990, requires pharmacies that fill orders for Medicaid patients to obtain, record, and maintain basic patient information?
80. Which of these classes of drug recall is considered the most serious?
81. On which website can pharmacy technicians find a list of medication recalls?
82. A patient presents with a life-threatening condition such as cardiac arrest. Which of these codes represents these kinds of condition?
83. HEPA filters found within laminar hoods remove particles that are at least what size?
84. In the pharmacy, how frequently should backups be taken of database files?
85. Which of these is an automated dispensing cabinet that allows for the billing of patients who receive medicines?
86. All but which of the following are examples of computer input devices?
87. Which of the following statements about Medicaid is true?
88. Patients with more than one kind of insurance coverage are obligated to follow which of these rules?
89. In which of these cases may an insurance company reject a patient claim?
90. The spouse of the insurance card holder is assigned which of these values?