PTCB Practice Test 2

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Question 1
A drug is recalled by the FDA, but the problem is unlikely to cause any adverse health reactions. What type of recall would this be?

A
Class III
B
Class I
C
Class IV
D
Class II
Question 1 Explanation: 
Class I recalls are the most serious type. Class II recalls are for less serious problems, such as temporary adverse health consequences. Class III recalls are for situations in which adverse health consequences are unlikely.
Question 2
According to federal law, DEA forms need to be maintained for ____ years.

A
1
B
7
C
2
D
5
Question 2 Explanation: 
These regulations are issued by the Drug Enforcement Agency, which is an agency of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Question 3
Laminar flow hoods must be certified every ___ months.

A
3
B
24
C
6
D
12
Question 3 Explanation: 
Laminar flow hoods are used to remove contaminants and provide clean air to the working area.
Question 4
Which of the following is NOT used to treat insomnia?

A
Xanax
B
Ambien
C
Lunesta
D
Chantix
Question 4 Explanation: 
Chantix is used to treat nicotine addiction.
Question 5
What is the brand name for aripiprazole?

A
Abilify
B
Ativan
C
Cymbalta
D
Zyprexa
Question 5 Explanation: 
Abilify (aripiprazole) is an antipsychotic.
Question 6
Convert 5.5 kg to pounds.

A
1.21 lb
B
55 lb
C
0.55 lb
D
12.1 lb
Question 6 Explanation: 
A kilogram is equal to 2.2 pounds:
5.5 x 2.2 = 12.1
Question 7
An order is written to administer 2 liters of an IV fluid over 18 hours. What will the flow rate be?

A
101 mL/hr
B
111 mL/hr
C
83 mL/hr
D
56 mL/hr
Question 7 Explanation: 
Divide the volume by the time to get the flow rate:
2 liters equals 2,000 mL
2000/18 = 111.1 mL/hr
Question 8
What type of drug is loratadine?

A
Expectorant
B
Decongestant
C
Antitussive
D
Antihistamine
Question 8 Explanation: 
Antihistamines are commonly used to relieve allergies.
Question 9
The percent equivalent of a 1:125 ratio is:

A
0.08%
B
0.8%
C
8.0%
D
12.5%
Question 9 Explanation: 
Percent means parts per hundred:
1/125 = x/100
Cross multiply:
125x = 100
x = 0.8
Question 10
An order is written for 500 mL of NS to infuse at 40 gtt/min. How long would it take to infuse the NS if the set delivers 10 gtt/mL?

A
125 minutes
B
50 minutes
C
100 minutes
D
40 minutes
Question 10 Explanation: 
10 gtt/mL means 10 drops per mL. So for 500 mL you will get:
10 x 500 = 5,000 drops
The flow rate is 40 gtt/min, which means 40 drops per minute, so divide total drops by 40 to get the number of minutes:
5,000/40 = 125
Question 11
If a drug has no accepted medical use and extremely high potential for abuse, which DEA schedule would it be categorized in?

A
Schedule I.
B
Schedule II.
C
Schedule IV.
D
Schedule III.
Question 11 Explanation: 
Schedule I includes drugs such as Marijuana, Ecstasy, Peyote, and Heroin.
Question 12
On which of these would you find information about the pharmacology of a drug?

A
Prescription label
B
Auxiliary label
C
Prescription
D
PPI
Question 12 Explanation: 
A PPI (patient package insert) is a document provided along with a prescription medication to provide additional information about that drug. The first section lists the brand name and generic name of the product. The other sections cover clinical pharmacology, indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, adverse reactions, drug abuse and dependence, overdosage, dosage and administration, and how supplied. The clinical pharmacology section tells how the medicine works in the body, how it is absorbed and eliminated, and what its effects are likely to be at various concentrations.
Question 13
What is a common side effect of warfarin?

A
Difficulty breathing
B
Diarrhea
C
Headache
D
Internal bleeding
Question 13 Explanation: 
Warfarin is an anticoagulant. It is used to prevent the formation of blood clots. The only common side effect is hemorrhage (bleeding).
Question 14
This federal law requires pharmacists to review Medicaid recipients' entire drug profile before filling their prescriptions.

A
Medicaid Tamper-Resistant Prescription Act
B
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987
C
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990
D
Prescription Drug Marketing Act of 1987
Question 14 Explanation: 
OBRA-90 placed regulations on the pharmacist in how to interact with the patient, with a goal of improving therapeutic outcomes. The law includes prospective drug utilization review (ProDUR) requirements, counseling obligations, and record-keeping mandates.
Question 15
Schedule II medication must be stored in:

A
a locked safe.
B
the DEA cabinet.
C
a refrigerator.
D
a laminar hood.
Question 15 Explanation: 
All schedule II substances should be stored in a locked safe, while schedule III, IV and V may be stored throughout the pharmacy.
Question 16
What is the proper hand washing guideline in USP <797>?

A
Wash hands and forearms to the elbow for at least 30 seconds.
B
Wash hands and wrists for at least 20 seconds.
C
Wash hands and wrists for at least 30 seconds.
D
Wash hands and forearms to the elbow for at least 20 seconds.
Question 16 Explanation: 
USP <797> Hand Hygiene Procedure: 1) Remove debris under fingernails with nail cleaner and warm water. 2) Wash hands and forearms to the elbow for at least 30 seconds with soap and water. Be vigorous and thorough. 3) Do not use antimicrobial scrub brushes on the skin because they can damage the skin and increase skin shedding. 4) Dry hands and forearms completely using lint-free disposable wipes or an electric hand dryer.
Question 17
What is DEA Form 41 used for?

A
To report the theft of controlled substances.
B
To report the inventory levels of controlled substances.
C
To document the destruction of controlled substances.
D
To order schedule II drugs.
Question 17 Explanation: 
The purpose of DEA Form 41 is to document the surrender of controlled substances that have been forwarded to the DEA for disposal.
Question 18
Which of the following is a non-prescription medication used to treat insomnia?

A
Temazepam.
B
Glucosamine.
C
Zolpidem.
D
Melatonin.
Question 18 Explanation: 
Glucosamine is a non-prescription medication used to treat arthritis symptoms. Zolpidem and temazepam are prescription medications used to treat insomnia.
Question 19
What type of drug is omeprazole?

A
Beta-blocker.
B
ACE inhibitor.
C
Proton pump inhibitor.
D
Diuretic.
Question 19 Explanation: 
Prilosec (omeprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor that is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Question 20
What is the maximum capacity for a class A balance?

A
6 g
B
100 g
C
1 kg
D
120 g
Question 20 Explanation: 
The minimum weight that can be weighed on a Class A Prescription Balance is 120 mg and the maximum weight is 120 g. The sensitivity is 6 mg, meaning that 6 mg of a substance will move the pointer of the balance one division off equilibrium, or one degree.
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