Free PTCB Practice Quiz #3

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For the following sig:

i tab po t.i.d. a.c. et h.s.

What would be typed on the customer's label?

A. One tablet by mouth twice daily before meals and at bedtime
B. One capsule by mouth twice daily before meals and at bedtime
C. One tablet by mouth three times daily before meals and at bedtime
D. One tablet by mouth three times daily after meals and at bedtime

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Which of the following federal acts was primarily initiated to mandate child safety caps on most prescription packaging?

A. Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA)
B. Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act of 2005
C. Controlled Substances Act (CSA)
D. The Kefauver-Harris Act


Which of the following drugs may not be refilled and must have a new script for each fill?

A. Diazepam
B. Methylphenidate
C. APAP w/Codeine
D. Tadalafil


Sales are being hand written on invoices while I.T. tries to fix the registers. A customer is paying cash for her dog's prescriptions. One is $18.75 and another is $32.87. Additionally she want's to purchase a quart of milk for $0.99 and a pack of cigarettes for $4.29. Everything except the cigarettes are exempt from the local 8.25% sales tax. What will her change from a $100 dollar bill be?

A. $57.25
B. $56.90
C. $43.10
D. $42.75


Seratonin-specific reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) are typically prescribed to treat depression and anxiety. Which of the following is not an SSRI?

A. Sertraline
B. Paroxetine
C. Ranitidine
D. Fluoxetine


The Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act of 2005 was enacted to curb the growing problem of underground manufacture of illegal drugs. New federal policies were enacted to regulate the sales of OTC ephedrine based products. For example, purchasers must now show acceptable identification and each individual sale is tracked.

Which of the following is not true about OTC sales of ephedrine based products in the U.S.?

A. Sales prohibited in pharmacy drive-thru lanes.
B. Monthly limit of 9.0 grams per purchaser at a retail pharmacy.
C. Monthly limit of 7.5 grams per purchaser via Mail-Order.
D. Daily limit of 3.6 grams per purchaser.


In the U.S., Merck® Pharmaceuticals markets the drug Zetia®. The generic name of the drug is Ezetimibe. What use is Zetia® indicated for?

A. Hypertension
B. Hypercholesterolemia
C. Trichotillomania
D. Asthma

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Free PTCB Practice Quiz #3


Unopened insulin should be stored in a refrigerator. Which of the following temperature ranges is acceptable for insulin storage.

A. 1º - 5º celsius
B. 0º - 4º celsius
C. 33º - 35º fahrenheit
D. 36º - 46º fahrenheit

Temperature Conversions


A capsule is a soluble container, usually made of gelatin, that encloses a dose of drug or a nutritional supplement for oral administration. Which of the following is the smallest size of capsule?

A. 0
B. 3
C. 1
D. 2

Dosage Forms - Capsules


Your wholesale cost for a drug is $360.00 for 500 tablets?. Your pharmacy charges a 32% mark-up and a dispensing fee of $5.25 per order. What is the full price for an order of 90 tablets?

A. $ 152.36
B. $ 85.54
C. $ 170.25
D. $ 90.79

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