Pharmacy Tech Practice Test

Bonus Free Practice Quiz #12

PTCB practice quiz / bonus exam #12 is one of several unofficial practice exams here on this site. The questions are designed to help prepare students for the PTCB or ExCPT exams.

Practicing with the same (multiple choice) format as the actual pharmacy tech test will better prepare you for it. The questions on the practice exams are questions about everyday pharmacy technician knowledge, challenges and duties. This quiz is 20 Questions and should take 15 - 20 minutes maximum.


Of the following, which is the most effective measure in reducing the risk of contamination while preparing an intravenous mixture:

A. Wearing a Class II hairnet

B. Impeccable Hygiene

C. Mixing in a Laminar Flow Hood

D. Wearing a HEPA respirator

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Proton pump inhibitors are a classification of drugs used to reduce gastric acid production. Which of the following is not a proton pump inhibitor?

A. Nexium®

B. Aciphex®

C. Protonix®

D. Depakote®

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Group W Insurance pays: AWP less 9% and $4.50 Dispensing fee. Their insured patient received an order for #90 Drug J, which has an AWP of $560.00 per 1,000. The patients plan requires a $20 co-pay, which they paid. How much would you bill Group W for this order?

A. $30.36

B. $25.86

C. $45.86

D. None of the above


Nexium® is known as 'the little purple pill' and is in a class called proton pump inhibitors. It is mostly indicated to prevent and treat heartburn caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Which of the following drugs is not a proton pump inhibitor?

A. Rabeprazole

B. Fluconazole

C. Esomeprazole

D. Pantoprazole

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Why are patients instructed to rinse well after using a corticosteroid inhaler?

A. To minimize headaches

B. To increase the therapeutic effects

C. To prevent candidiasis

D. All of the above


Parkinson's disease is one of the most common nervous system disorders of the elderly. It occurs when the nerve cells in the brain are deficient in a certain neurotransmitter, which is known as __________.

A. Epinephrine

B. Oxytocin

C. Seratonin

D. Dopamine


You have been asked to divide 5 liters of a suspension into an equal number of 10ml and 15ml unit dose dispensing cups. How many 10 ml dispensing cups will be made?

A. 200

B. 325

C. 350

D. 500

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Formula M® and formula D® are to be combined in a 2:1 ratio to make solution MD. How many of each is required to make 90mL of this mixture?

A. 75ml/15ml

B. 15ml/75ml

C. 60ml/30ml

D. 30ml/60ml

Ratios and proportions


In your stock, you have 50% ointment "H" and 10% ointment "H". An order arrives for 100g of 22% ointment "H". How much of the 10% ointment could you mix with 50% ointment to fill this order?

A. 40g of 10% + 60g of 50%

B. 70g of 10% + 30g of 50%

C. 60g of 10% + 40g of 50%

D. 30g of 10% + 70g of 50%

How to do this one

Alligation math


A patient is ordered on levothyroxine 0.175 mg qd. How many mcg would the patient receive daily.

A. 1.75 mcg

B. 0.0175 mcg

C. 175 mcg

D. none of the above


Lactose intolerance is classified as a/an:

A. allergy

B. enzyme deficiency

C. mineral deficiency

D. transporter abnormality


Prednisone may produce all of the following effects except:

A. skeletal muscle weakness

B. hypoglycemia

C. peptic ulceration

D. lowered resistance to infection


A Micro-drip IV has been set to drop 10 gtt/min. The bag contains 450mg of a particular drug in a total of 1000ml. How many mg of the drug will the patient receive per hour if the set is calibrated to deliver 60 gtt/mL?

A. 4.5mg

B. 270mg

C. 2.7grams

D. None of the above

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The pharmacy stocks a 90% w/v solution of Drug 'W'. You need to prepare 200mL of a 5mg/mL solution for a patient. What volume of the stock solution will you need?

A. 1.8 mL

B. 1.1 mL

D. 18 mL

D. 9 mL


DEA Form 222 is used to legally ship / transfer C-I and C-II controlled substances between suppliers and pharmacies. By federal law, each party in the transfer must keep filed copies of used DEA 222 forms for a period of no less than:

A. one year

B. two years

C. five years

D. seven years


In 2008, the FDA approved a lifestyle drug which goes by the brand name LATISSE®. Which of the following is a side effect of this drug?

A. Permanent brown iris pigmentation

B. Eye pruritus (Intense eye itching)

C. Ingrown lashes that can scratch the cornea

D. All of the above


The number one cause of peptic ulcers is Helicobacter pylori bacteria. Which of the following medications would not be used to treat H pylori?

A. Omeprazole

B. Naproxen

C. Metronidazole

D. Amoxicillin


The doctor has ordered:
40mg for 3 days,
then reduce the dose by 5mg every 3 days
until complete

Prednisone is available in 5mg tablets. How many tablets are required to fill this prescription?

A. 100 tablets

B. 120 tablets

C. 108 tablets

D. 99 tablets


Which of the following terms describes when the use of a medication at normal dose produces harmful and undesired results?

A. Drug - Drug interaction

B. Side effect

C. Adverse drug reaction

D. Contraindication


Which of the following types of cells carry and deliver oxygen from the lungs to the body's organs and tissue?

A. Plasma

B. Red blood cells

C. White blood cells

D. Stem cells

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