There are countless resources to help you study for the PTCB or ExCPT exams. Besides all of the valuable resources here on this site, there's plenty of more mediums that you can use to get prepared for the pharmacy technician test. With today's technology and amazingly low book prices on Amazon and other online retailers, extra help is just a few clicks away. The links listed below are some products that I have found personally, or have been recommended by other pharmacy tech students. If you have a suggestion for a product that helps you study, by all means let me know.
These Flash-cards run about $25 and are great for studying 'on-the-go'. Includes Brand and Generic names, Classifications, Abbreviations and more. *These are indeed flash-cards. The Amazon site says CD-ROM, but I have verified with Cengage that they are a deck of flash-cards. Also, read the reviews as add'l proof.Read some reviews
The"Scut Monkey" pocket drug manual is one of my favorite tools for learning and memorizing the Top 200 drugs. It gets great reviews from pharmacy techs and pharmacists alike. Unlike cumbersome flash cards, it's compact and convenient to take with you. As you'll see in my video review of it below, it isn't much bigger than a men's velcro wallet. Besides the information on the individual drugs, there are also sections on abbreviations and classifications to reference. The index in the back makes it super easy to look-up drugs by either generic or brand name. It also lists DEA Schedule information and much more.
For under 14 bucks, you just can't go wrong. Besides, you'll still be using this long after you pass the exam. If you'd like to see the size and what's in this little book. Be sure to watch this YouTube video review.
Repetition is key to memorization. When I was first learning drug names, several times a week I listened my DVR before I went to sleep. This is probably the easiest way to study and relax at the same time. I truly believe that I was able to retain the names much faster using this method. Hopefully this can work for you too. Read some reviews