Free Practice Test #4

These free PTCB practice tests are designed to prepare pharmacy technician students for the PTCB and ExCPT exams. Each question is in multiple choice format, and the subject matter randomly jumps for virtually every question. Pharmacy trainees using this site to exercise for the official test must keep in mind that federal regulations and policies are used as default for answers. Since the PTCE is a National Exam, State board of pharmacy laws are superseded or not recognized for all intents and purposes.

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An IV has been ordered to run for 4 hours at 10gtt/min with a drop factor of 20 gtt/ml. The solution in the bag is 750mg of active drug dissolved in .5L of D5NS. How many mg of the active drug will the patient receive in two hours?

A. 45 mg
B. 60 mg
C. 90 mg
D. 120 mg

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Qsymia® is a combination of two older drugs long known to help with weight loss: phentermine and topirimate. Phentermine is a stimulant that suppresses the appetite. Which of the following schedules is Phentermine in?

A. DEA Sch. IV
C. DEA Sch. II
D. Legend Drug / Not Controlled


Which of the following drug dosage forms is a preparation consisting of solid particles dispersed throughout (but not dissolved in) a liquid?

A. Syrup
B. Suspension
C. Tincture
D. Suppository


On July 30, 1965, President Johnson signed the U.S. Social Security Act. One of the components of the law is a national health insurance program for people aged 65 and older who have worked for at least 10 years, and are citizens or permanent residents of the US. What is the program called?

A. Ameriplan
B. Medicaid
C. Disability
D. Medicare


A DEA number is assigned to authorized prescribers, which allows them to write prescriptions for controlled substances. The number portion has 6 digits plus a check digit. In the following DEA number, what would the check digit be: BC765432__ ?

A. 6
B. 1
C. 9
D. 3

DEA Numbers


The DEA oversees the distribution of controlled substances. What paperwork is required for a pharmacy to order Vicodin® from it's distributor?

A. Standard Invoice
B. DEA Form 222
C. DEA Form 41
D. DEA Form 69


Which of the following U.S. laws was designed to provide privacy standards to protect patients health information?

A. Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA)
B. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
C. Patient Privacy Protection Act (PPPA)
D. Federal Food and Drug Act (FDA)


Two solutions are combined in a 3:1 ratio to make a custom compounded solution. How many of each is required to make 200mL of this mixture?

A. 125mL : 75mL
B. 210mL : 90mL
C. 120mL : 80mL
D. 150mL : 50mL


An IV infusion has been ordered for a patient of 1L of 0.5% active drug in D5W / 10 hours. The administration set is calibrated at 15gtt/mL. What flow rate will be used?

A. 15 gtt/min
B. 25 gtt/min
C. 17 gtt/min
D. None of the above


It's 0500 at the hospital. An order for 1.2L of a 10% oral solution is needed STAT. In stock, you have only 12% solution. Which of the following mixtures will yield the volume and strength needed to fill this order?

A. 800mL of 12% + 400mL of sterilized water
B. 1000mL of sterilized water + 200mL of 12%
C. 600mL of 12% + 600mL of sterilized water
D. 200mL of sterilized water + 1000mL of 12%

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