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Practice Quiz #7

PTCB / ExCPT practice quiz #7 is one of several unofficial practice exams on this site. These free practice tests help prepare students for the PTCB or ExCPT exams. Practicing with the same (multiple choice) format as the real pharmacy technician exam will better prepare you. The sample questions on the practice exams are about everyday pharmacy technician knowledge and duties. This quiz is 20 questions and should take 30 minutes maximum.


Rosiglitazone is used to treat:

A. High blood pressure

B. Diabetes

C. Migraine headaches

D. Dementia

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Your retail pharmacy uses the following sliding scale to determine the selling price of prescription orders.

$0.01 - 5.00
$5.01 - 15.00
$15.01 - 30.00
$30.01 - 50.00
$50.01 - 100.00
$100.01 +

Wholesale Cost
(per 1000)

A cash paying customer is picking up
two prescription orders. The first is 30 tabs of drug "P". The second is 90 caps of drug "L". What will the total be for both of these orders?

A. $161.94

B. $178.43

C. $197.66

D. $204.73

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Lipid lowering drugs are given to patients when dietary measures have failed. Which of the following drugs would not be prescribed to lower lipids?

A. Clopidogrel

B. Ezetimibe

C. Fenofibrate

D. Atorvastatin

Top 200 drugs


Your hospital pharmacy receives an order for
propranolol 30mg tid. You only carry 10mg tablets, how many tablets will be required for each dose?

A. 9 tablets

B. 3 tablets

C. 6 tablets

D. 12 tablets


Cyanocobalamin is also know as:

A. vitamin B1

B. vitamin B6

C. vitamin B12

D. vitamin B


Terazosin belongs to a group of drugs known as
alpha-blockers and is used to treat:

A. Hypertension

B. Urinary disorders

C. Cluster headaches

D. Both A and B

Drug class definitions


For the prescription:
i tab hs prn
which of the following is true:

A. To be taken after a meal.

B. Take only one capsule

C. Take at bedtime

D. To be taken before a meal.


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Which of the following Federal acts was enacted in 1990 and established new standards governing
pharmacist / patient counseling.

A. The Riot Act (TRO90)

B. Health Insurance Portability and
    Accountability Act (HIPAA)

C. The Patriot Act (TPA)

D. Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA)

Federal acts


Which of the following Federal acts enacted in 1996 was designed to provide
privacy standards to protect patients' medical records and other health information.

A. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)

B. Health Insurance Portability and
    Accountability Act (HIPAA)

C. Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDA)

D. Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA)

Federal acts


Obstruction of the blood supply to the heart resulting in
destruction or necrosis of the heart muscle cells
is known as :

A. Aortic aneurysm

B. Stroke

C. Myocardial infarction

D. Cerebrovascular accident (CVA)


Which of the following diseases is due to a
loss of bone density?

A. Narcolepsy

B. Progeria

C. Osteoporosis

D. Osteoarthritis


Which of the following
Systolic/Diastolic blood pressure readings would be considered normal for an adult in their thirties?

A. 120 / 70

B. 70 / 40

C. 140 / 90

D. 150 / 80


Which of the following bacterias invade and cause inflammation in the stomach leading to ulcers and possibly stomach cancer.

A. Tinea coropis

B. Fibrobacter pylori

C. Helicobacter pylori

D. Tinea Pedis

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Which of the following drugs would be prescribed to a patient with

A. Esomeprazole

B. Tiotropium

C. Tadalifil

D. Irbesartan

Top 200 drugs


How many capsules would be needed to fill an order with the following sig.

iii cap po hs x10d
ii cap po hs x7d
i cap po hs x7d

A. 32

B. 44

C. 51

D. None of the above


In the US, the highest volume dispensed prescription during the past three years was Hydrocode/APAP. Abbott laboratories markets Hydrocode/APAP as '
Vicodin®'. Which DEA Sch. is this drug in?

A. Sch. II

B. Sch III

C. Sch. IV

D. DEA Legend Drugs

Top 200 drugs - Vicodin


Which of the following routes of administration would not bypass the digestive system?

A. Transdermal Patch

B. Subcutaneous

C. Naso-Gastric

D. Epidural

Routes of administration


A patient at your hospital is 44 years old, weights 198lbs. and has pertussis. She is prescribed a suspension of drug "J" q4h. The recommended dose for drug "J" is 2.5mg/kg. How many mg will be needed for one dose?

A. 225mg

B. 350mg

C. 495mg

D. 500mg

Dosage calculations


How much NaCl is contained in one liter of NS?

A. 0.90 grams

B. 0.09 grams

C. 9.00 grams

D. 90.0 grams


Which of the following temperatures listed is the coldest?

A. 32 degrees Fahrenheit

B. 0 degrees Celsius

C. 30 degrees Fahrenheit

D. -2 degrees Celsius

Temperature conversions

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