ExCPT Practice Quiz #11

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In the U.S., GlaxoSmithKline markets a drug which goes by the brand name
Zofran®. Which of the following conditions is Zofran® indicated for?

A. Depression

B. Nausea/Vomitting

C. Insomnia

D. Spasmodic Dysphonia

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Vitamin C has several positive attributes and uses. Which of the following statements about Vitamin C is untrue?

A. Vitamin C helps improve the immune system.

B. Vitamin C helps in the absorption of iron.

C. Vitamin C cures the common cold.

D. A deficiency of Vitamin C causes scurvy.

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Which of the following drugs is indicated to treat hyperuricemia (
gout) ?

A. Oxybutynin

B. Ropinirole

C. Colchicine

D. Diclofenac

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An order requires 800mL of 1.5% drug 'AA' solution. The Pharmacy stocks 15ml ampules of 80% drug 'AA' solution. You'll dilute the stock solution with D5NS. How ampules of the 80% solution will you need to open?

A. ONE (1)

B. TWO (2)

C. THREE (3)

D. FOUR (4)


The drug Valacyclovir has the suffix 'vir'.
Drugs with this suffix in their generic name are usually __________.

A. Anti-biotics

B. Beta Blockers

C. Laxatives

D. Anti-virals


How many grams of 2.5% "H" cream should be mixed with
360 grams of 0.25% "H" cream to make a 1% "H" cream?

A. 500 grams

B. 360 grams

C. 180 grams

D. 120 grams

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The Pharmacist hands you a 1.5L bottle of a 20% solution and asks that you mix it with sterile water to make as much 12% solution as possible. How much Sterile water will you use?

A. 750mL

B. 675mL

C. 1.0L

D. None of the above

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A Pharmacy Technician has been given 100ml of a 25% solution and been asked to dilute the solution to 500ml with sterile water and to label the solution. What percentage should appear on the label?

A. 20%

B. 12.5%

C. 5.0%

D. 2.5%


Agiotension converting enzyme inhibitors are
used to reduce blood pressure.
Which of the following drugs are
ACE inhibitors?

A. Captopril, Ramipril and Irbesartan

B. Enalapril, Lisinopril and Fosinopril

C. Benazepril, Ramipril and Donepezil

D. Telmisartan, Valsartan and Candesartan


A large batch of ointment needs to be compounded. Calculate the number of grams of active ingredient needed to prepare 5kg of 1:10 ointment.

A. 0.5g

B. 5,000g

C. 50g

D. 500g


Zolpidem is a DEA controlled drug which is indicated for the short-term treatment of insomnia characterized by difficulties with sleep initiation.

How many refills (if authorized by a Dr.) may be ordered on a prescription for

A. 1 refill only

B. up to 5 refills

C. up to 11 refills

D. No Refills


An order arrives for 600mL of 10% Solution W. Your stock has 20% and 5% solution W. What ratio of 20% and 5% would be used to mix this order?

A. 2:1 ratio (400mL 20% + 200mL 5%)

B. 3:1 ratio (450mL 20% + 150mL 5%)

C. 1:3 ratio (150mL 20% + 450mL 5%)

D. 1:2 ratio (200mL 20% + 400mL 5%)


Calcium Channel Blockers are primarily used to decrease blood pressure in patients with hypertension. Out of the drugs listed below, which is not a calcium channel blocker?

A. Diltiazem

B. Verapamil

C. Memantine

D. Amlodipine

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The generic name for the drug
Advil® is Ibuprofen.
What is this drug classified as?

A. Muscle Relaxer

B. N.S.A.I.D.

C. Anesthetic

D. S.S.R.I.

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If 50 capsules of Amoxicillin 500mg is used to
make 2.5L of a solution, what is the resulting strength?

A. 10%

B. 5%

C. 1%

D. None of the above


Of the following, what size of bottle will you use to dispense 15 oz of medication?

A. 100 mL

B. 250 mL

C. 500 mL

D. 1 L


Methylprednisolone is available in 1 g vials, with instructions to add 15.6 mL of sterile water to the vial to obtain a total volume of 16 mL. How many mL will be required for a 875mg dose if the dose is added to 50 mL of D5W.

A. 1.1 mL

B. 0.8 mL

C. 14 mL

D. 16 mL


Which drug is used to restore or maintain a normal heart rhythm?

A. Furosemide

B. Nitroglycerin

C. Amoxicillin

D. Digoxin


A pharmacy tech has combined some 20% ointment "H" with 80% ointment "H". The mixture of them has created 1g of 50% ointment "H". How many mg of the 80% ointment 'H" was used?

A. 125mg

B. 250mg

C. 500mg

D. 750mg


Which of the following needles has the largest bore size?

A. 18 gauge 1-1/2 inch

B. 27 gauge 1-inch

C. 22 gauge 1-3/4-inch

D. 25 gauge 5/8-inch

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