The free pharmacy tech practice exams are in the same format as the PTCB™ and ExCPT tests. The material covered is based on 1) assisting the pharmacist serving patients, 2) Maintaining medication and inventory systems, and 3) Participating in the administration / management of pharmacy practices.For the answer to each of the questions, either use the Printable Answer Key or hover over the word "answer" below each question.
Intravenous medications are to be compounded in a sterile environment. When using a Laminar Flow Hood, how far in should such a manipulation be performed?
A. 1 Foot (12 inches)
B. 8 (eight) inches
C. 6 (six) inches
D. 4 (four) inches
Cyclobenzaprine is a muscle relaxant prescribed to relieve pain and discomfort. Which of the following is the brand name for Cyclobenzaprine?
For an IV solution to be isotonic, it must have the same concentration of Sodium Chloride found in normal body cells. Which of the following concentrations is isotonic?
A. 9.00% NaCL
B. 0.90% NaCL
C. 0.09% NaCL
D. None of the above.
While working in the pharmacy's clean-room, you notice a bottle of cleaning chemical has leaked and is emitting a noxious odor. The pharmacist has asked you to take care of it STAT. What should you do to determine the proper spill-handling procedure?
A. Pour a few drops of rubbing alcohol into it to neutralize acid.
B. Put on a respirator and latex gloves and wipe it up.
C. Answer A. and B.
D. Consult the product's M.S.D.S.
A wholesaler your pharmacy orders medical devices from has a policy of offering a discount on invoices paid in full, within 5 business days of receipt. The discount is 10%, or 15% on orders over one thousand dollars. On Wednesday July 6, an order totaling $1,489.36 was received. Accounting electronically paid the invoice the following Tuesday. What amount should they have paid?
D. None of the above
Hypertension is referred to as "the silent killer" because most people don't even know they have it. Which of the following drugs is primarily prescribed to maintain proper blood pressure?
Drug-drug interactions can be dangerous. They occur when the effect of a one drug is altered by taking another drug. Which of the following drug combinations, when taken together, could produce a major drug-drug interaction?
A. Clonazepam + Tramadol
B. Clopidogrel + Warfarin
C. Sildenafil + Zolpidem
D. Tamsulosin + HCTZ
Vicodin® is widely prescribed to relieve moderate to severe pain. It contains hydrocodone, which is an opiate narcotic. As such, it is monitored by the Drug Enforcement Agency. What DEA schedule is Vicodin® in?
A. DEA Schedule V
B. DEA Schedule IV
C. DEA Schedule II
D. DEA Schedule III
Hint : Vicodin® is No. 2 on the Top 200 drug list
Zolpidem is mainly prescribed for insomnia. If the prescriber has authorized, how many refills (max) can be ordered with the prescription: Zolpidem 10mg #30
D. No refills
In a hospital setting, there are typically three shifts for health care providers. Medications are distributed in carts sent from the pharmacy throughout the facility. How many hours worth of medication are distributed with each cart exchange?
A. 8 Hours
B. 12 Hours
C. 16 Hours
D. 24 Hours
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