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Bonus Practice Quiz #9

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Which of the following medications is not used to reduce
high blood pressure?

A. furosemide

B. metoprolol

C. ramipril

D. simvastatin

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Which of the following medications should be taken on an empty stomach?

A. spironolactone

B. isosorbide dinitrate

C. ticlopidine


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Which warning label would you not put on a prescription for

A. May be habit forming

B. Avoid alcohol

C. May cause drowsiness

D. Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight


You need to prepare a heparin IV bag of 25,000 units in D5W 500mL. Your pharmacy usually uses 2.5mL of 10,000iu/mL to make these bags, but the only available strength of heparin in your pharmacy is 10,000iu/10mL. What volume of heparin needs to be added to the IV bag?

A. 0.25mL

B. 250mL

C. 2.5mL

D. 25mL


Which of the following medications is a
calcium channel blocker?

A. ramipril

B. amlodipine

C. valsartan

D. furosemide

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Which of the following is not an
anticholinergic effect?

A. Sweating

B. Urinary retention

C. Tachycardia

D. Constipation


A drug is available in pre-packaged 6 fluid ounce bottles of a 20% solution.
The patient weights 44.5 kg.
They are to take
40mg/kg q6h X 10 days.
How many of the 6 fluid ounce bottles will be needed to fill this entire order?

A. 1

B. 2

C. 3

D. 4

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What does the abbreviation
GERD stand for?

A. Gastro intestinal extra reflux disorder

B. Gastro esophageal reflux disfunction

C. Gastro esophageal reflux disease

D. Gastro esophageal recurrent disease


Which of the following drug classifications is not used to treat

A. Nitrates

B. Calcium channel blockers

C. Beta blockers

D. Beta agonists


Gemfibrozil is used to treat:

A. Angina

B. Hypertension

C. Hyperlipedemia

D. Congestive heart failure (chf)

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Guaifenesin is a ____________drug.

A. Antitussive

B. Decongestant

C. Antihistamine

D. Expectorant

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Which of the following is classified as a

A. Quinine sulphate

B. Ciprofloxacin

C. Clindamycin

D. Quinapril


Which of the following drugs would be dangerous for an
asthmatic to take?

A. Anticholinergics

B. Beta blockers

C. Beta agonists

D. Corticosteroids

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How many tablets should be dispensed, given the following order:

Metronidazole 250 mg tabs; sig: 0.5 g tid for 30 days

A. 120 tabs

B. 240 tabs

C. 180 tabs

D. 90 tabs



i-ii tabs q3-4h

for the prescription label:

A. Take one or two tablets three or four times daily.

B. Take one or two tablets every three to four hours.

C. Take one tablet every three hours or take two tablets every four hours.

D. Take one or two tablets every three or four hours as needed.



HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors are used to treat:

A. Hypercholesterolemia

B. Hyperglycemia

C. Hypothyroidism

D. Hypertension


Alcohol abuse is the most common cause of ___________deficiency in the United States and Canada.

A. Thiamine

B. Vitamin B12

C. Iron

D. Potassium


Ferrous sulphate is a form of __________.

A. Vitamin B12

B. Copper

C. Sodium

D. Iron


An antibiotic with a
broad spectrum is one that:

A. Produces a large number of side effects.

B. Is effective against a small number of organisms.

C. Is effective against a large number of organisms.

D. Has a high potency.


Fluconazole and other "azole" drugs are indicated for:

A. Fungal infections

B. Malaria

C. Diarrhea

D. Constipation

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