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Bonus Quiz #1 - PTCB and ExCPT unofficial practice exam

Free Pharmacy Technician practice questions. The BONUS Quizzes are in addition to the free practice exams and are formatted similar to the PTCB exam as a 4 answer multiple choice format with random subjects throughout the test.


In a professional pharmacy setting, which agency regulates the majority of pharmacy technician activities and practices ?

A. Food and Drug Administration

B. State Board Of Pharmacy

C. Drug Enforcement Agency

D. Pharmacy Technician Certification Board

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If a Tadalafil 10mg/tab has a typical half life of 17.5 hours, how long will it take until the blood concentration of this dosage falls to 25% of its initial strength ?

A. 70 Hours

B. 52.5 Hours

C. 35 Hours

D. 17.5 Hours

Pharmacokinetics (half-Life) math


Which route of administration will give the highest blood concentration level in the shortest time.

A. Sub-Lingual

B. Transdermal Patch

C. Vaporizer

D. Intravenous


Which of the following would a patient be prescribed an albuterol Inhaler for ?

A. Hypertension

B. Asthma

C. Smoking Cessation

D. Post Myocardial Infarction

Top 200 drugs


In a retail pharmacy setting, who may counsel a customer who has questions about a vaccine they are considering ?

A. Licensed pharmacy technician

B. Licensed pharmacist

C. Pharmacy cashier

D. Both A and B


A patient suffering severe pain is prescribed Vicodin® which contains 10mg of Hydrocodone and 660mg of APAP. The script reads:

Vicodin® HP

How many Grams of Hydrocodone will the be in this order ?

A. .004

B. .040

C. .400

D. 4.00


You are filling prescriptions at a retail pharmacy. A script is presented for Lopressor® 100mg QD X30D DAW. Your pharmacy is currently out of Lopressor®. Which of the following may the pharmacist substitute in its place to fill the order.

A. Toprol®

B. Generic Metoprolol

C. Propranolol

D. None of the above


Which of the following drugs is exempt from the locking cap requirements found in the PPPA ?

A. Nitrostat® 0.4mg

B. Chantix® 0.5mg

C. Oxycontin® 20mg

D. Naproxen® 250mg


If 3 grams of active ingredient are needed to make 1 pint of a suspension, how much active ingredients is needed to make 1 gallon of the suspension ?

A. 50 grams

B. 18 grams

C. 24 grams

D. 30 grams


Which of the following routes of administration is not parenteral.







A new customer at your retail pharmacy has brought in a script for:
Percocet® 2.5mg 1-2 tab Q4°. Which of the following information is NOT required on the patients packaging label.

A. Prescription number

B. Patients name

C. Filling pharmacists name

D. Prescribing doctors DEA number


Given the name Accupril®(Quinapril), this drug is likely a:

A. ACE inhibitor


C. Beta blocker

D. Anti-diabetic

Top 100 drugs


A script is faxed over from Dr. Bryant
which contains the sig:
1ml Neomycin Sulphate 0.5% 1-2gtt OU QID
Which of the following conditions is this order most likely to treat ?

A. Urinary tract infection

B. Labyrinthitis (inner ear infection)

C. Conjunctivitis (pink eye)

D. Allergic rhinitis


When a community pharmacy orders stock from a new wholesaler, which drugs must be ordered
using a DEA form 222 ?

A. Sch. II only

B. Sch. II and Sch III only

C. Sch. II, Sch. III and Sch. IV only

D. ALL controlled substances


A pharmacist at an independent compounding pharmacy needs to concoct a batch of "LMAO". The formula calls for:

Drug L - 0.1kilo
Drug M - 5600mg
Drug A - 0.5lb
Drug O - 100grams

After the batch is prepared it will be used to
600mg tabs. How many whole tabs will be made ?

A. 947

B. 721

C. 679

D. 552

How to do this one


After their shift, a pharmacist and pharmacy tech went next door to a cafe. They began gossiping about how many narcotics and anti-depressant prescriptions they had filled and even mentioned some customers names who received them. They were overheard by several cafe patrons, including one of the (mentioned) customer's housekeeper. Besides their pharmacy's code of ethics, which Federal Act was violated ?






In the NDC Number: 00615-6508-39

What do the last two numbers represent ?

A. Package size

B. Manufacturer

C. Drug strength

D. Dosage form


Dr. I Bawl has been practicing ophthalmology in Mukilteo, WA since 1984. If the first part of his DEA number is :


What would the last digit be ?

A. 7

B. 3

C. 0

D. 2

DEA number verification


Which of the following insulins has the slowest onset time?

A. Lente

B. UltraLente


D. Regular


Which types of anti-biotics inhibit growth and reproduction of bacteria, but do not kill bacteria ?

A. Bactericidal

B. Anti-Bacterial

C. Hypo-Allergenic

D. Bacteriostatic

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