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What does the abbreviation NPO mean?
Every other day.
New patient only.
Nothing by mouth.
What is the brand name for eszopiclone?
Which of the following provides the Medicare prescription drug benefit?
Medicare Part D
Medicare Part A
Medicare Part B
Medicare Part C
Which of the following is NOT a Schedule I narcotic?
This is an autoimmune disease in which the thyroid is overactive, and produces excessive amounts of thyroid hormones:
If a physician writes an order for 400 mL of D5W to be infused over a 4-hour time period, and the IV drop factor is 12 gtt/mL, how many drops per minute should be delivered?
60 x 4 = 240
Then find mL/min:
400/240 = 1.67 ml infused in 1 minute.
Then multiply this by the drop factor:
1.67 x 12 = 20 drops per minute.
If two drugs are taken together and one of them intensifies the action of the other, what type of drug interaction has occurred?
Which of these herbal medications can be used to treat anxiety?
A drug sells for $29.99 retail and has a wholesale cost of $19.74. The dispensing cost is $3.20. What is the pharmacy's net profit?
Which of the following medications is NOT used to treat high cholesterol?
What is the generic drug suffix for a proton pump inhibitor?
You are planning to prepare 600 mL of 20% dextrose solution, by mixing your 5% and 50% dextrose solution. How much of each solution will be needed?
300 mL of the 50% and 300 mL of the 5%
200 mL of the 50% and 400 mL of the 5%
300 mL of the 50% and 100 mL of the 5%
350 mL of the 50% and 250 mL of the 5%
Amount of 50% needed will be:
(15/45) x 600 = 200
Amount of 5% needed will be:
(30/45) x 600 = 400
The action of reducing a material to small particles is:
What is DEA form 222 used for?
To report the theft of controlled substances.
To document the destruction of controlled substances.
To order Schedule II medications.
To prescribe Schedule II medications.
Seventy-four degrees Fahrenheit is equal to what temperature in Celsius?
This law defined two specific categories for medications: prescription and over-the-counter.
Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act
Kefauver Harris Amendment
Drug Listing Act of 1972
The Red Book is a resource that focuses on:
therapeutic equivalence evaluations.
labeled and unlabeled uses of medications.
A list of medications available for use within a health care system is called a:
Pharmacy Benefit Program
Inventory Control List
Tall man letters are used for drugs which:
have look-alike names.
have similar effects.
have more than one active form.
are on the DEA schedule I drug list.
The pharmacy technician notices that a dosage may be typed wrong in the system. The reading says 0.1g but it should probably be 0.01g as 0.1 may be too large of a dose. What should the technician do in this case?
Alert the pharmacist to verify.
Go ahead and change the dosage.
Ask the patient.
Call and ask the physician if it is the correct dose.
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