Pharmacy Review

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PHI stands for:

Protected health information

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What is the percent strength of a 1:10,000 solution?

0.01%

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A person with hypotension could experience which of the following?

Fainting upon standing

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86° F is equivalent to:

30° C

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What is an unwritten guideline or rule of behavior?

Etiquette

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What should the technician do if a regular customer brings in a new prescription for a blood pressure medication that was written a month earlier?

Two answers are correct: Refuse to fill the prescription because the order is too old and Alert the pharmacist about the time discrepancy.

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The practice of pharmacy in a state is regulated by the:

BOP

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How often does the DEA require a narcotic inventory?

Every 2 years

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Which of the following statements is(are) true of patient counseling?

all of the above: Most individual states have set higher standards than those in OBRA 90, A patient can refuse counseling, and A pharmacy technician cannot counsel.

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What can be added to a mixture of water and oil to bind them together in a medication base?

Emulsifier

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Who can sign Form 222 to order schedule C-II narcotics?

Pharmacist who signed Form 224 or the person who has been the legally designated Power of Attorney by that pharmacist

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DUE stands for:

Drug utilization evaluation

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Which of the following routes of administration have 100% bioavailability?

IV

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Which schedule of medication is considered an exempt controlled substance?

C-V

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Which one of the following product recalls is the most serious?

Class 1

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How many days would a 5-mL bottle of timolol 0.5% ophthalmic solution (Timoptic) last with the sig of 1 drop in both eyes twice a day?

25

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An advantage of the IV route of administration is:

Fast onset of action

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What is 99 in Roman numerals?

XCIX

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Which one of the following tasks is not considered a nondiscretionary duty for a pharmacy technician?

Counseling patients

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Which of the following negatively impacts written communication?

All of the above:

  • a. Grammatical errors

  • c. Illegible handwriting

  • d. Typographical errors

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All benzodiazepine medications are:

C-IV

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The directions on a prescription that explain how the patient is to use the prescribed medication are called the:

Signatura

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Activate receptors to accelerate or slow normal cellular function

Agonists

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Binds with a receptor site to block action at the receptor site

Antagonists

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Encompasses many different components  of a drugs action on the body

Pharmacokinetics

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Effects of a drug on the body

Pharmacodynamics

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lowers a drug's bioavailability

First-pass effect

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The rate at which a drug makes it to its destination and becomes available to the site of action for which it is intended

bioavailability

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The comparison between drugs either from different manufactures or in the same company but from different batches.

bioequivalence

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Creams, lotions, ointments, powders, gelatins, suppositories, and inhalant powders are considered:

Semisolids

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Which division of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) functions during restful situations?

Parasympathetic

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Which pharmacy law should be followed when a difference exists between the state and federal laws?

Strictest of the federal or state law

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When a technician shows customers that he or she can see the situation from their point of view, he or she is displaying:

Empathy

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When counting medications on a tray with a spatula, the traditional method is to count in multiples of:

Five

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What term refers to a set of standards or guidelines within which a facility functions?

Protocol or Procedures

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Today's technicians are the first generation of pharmacy technicians who are considered to be:

Professionals

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What is the most severe side effect of opioid medications?

Respiratory depression

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The primary role of a pharmacy technician is to:

Assist the pharmacist

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What is meant by the term nondiscretionary duties?

Two answers are correct:

  • a. Tasks that do not require training

  • d. Tasks that do not require professional judgment

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Which of the following would be a correct DEA number for Dylan Brown, MD?

AB1234563

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The first vaccine, developed in 1796, was for the prevention of which condition?

Smallpox

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Which of the following pertain to spoken communication?

A and B : Vocal and Verbal

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How many milliliters of 0.9% sodium chloride solution can be made from 20 g of sodium chloride?

2222

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DUEs required under OBRA 90 must include all of the following except:

Evaluation of lower cost therapies

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Every prescription must contain all of the following except:

Prescriber's Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) number

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What is the recommended abbreviation for subcutaneous administration?

SUBCUT

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When measuring volume using the metric system, a pharmacy technician will use:

mL and fluid ounces

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Which of the following is not a tricyclic antidepressant?

phenelzine (Nardil)

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The second set of numbers in the National Drug Code (NDC) number identifies:

Drug manufacturer

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How many capsules are needed to fill the following prescription: amoxicillin (Amoxil) 250 mg po qid ´ 10 d? (Amoxil is available in 250 mg capsules.)

40

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The mental disposition or feeling a technician adopts when interacting with customers, patients, and co-workers or when performing duties at work is called:

Attitude

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A medication is supplied in a 400-mg scored tablet. A physician prescribes 200 mg every 6 hours for 14 days. How many tablets will be dispensed for the entire course of therapy?

28

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How many years does the pharmacy need to retain invoices for scheduled C III-CV drug purchases?

2

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Which of the following organizations was founded in 1999 by technicians for technicians?

National Pharmacy Technician Association (NPTA)

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The three major broad categories of dosage forms are:

Solids, semisolids, and liquids

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What is the most professional way to word the label directions for one drop in the left eye?

Instill one drop in the left eye.

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The first set of numbers of a National Drug Code (NDC) number, which is assigned by the FDA, is the:

Labeler code

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What is the first letter in the DEA number of prescribers who are qualified to prescribe medication to treat opioid addiction?

X

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Transdermal medication patches:

Two answers are correct

  • b. Are easily administered.

  • c. Should be folded in half with the sticky parts together before disposing.

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What agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is responsible for ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biologic products, medical devices, the national food supply, cosmetics, and radioactive products?

FDA

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The "Do Not Use List" provided by The Joint Commission (TJC) outlines:

Commonly misinterpreted medical abbreviations.

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The name, dosage form, strength, and quantity of a medication on a prescription is called the:

Inscription

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slows the heart and reduces the oxygen demand 

Beta Blockers

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reduces the movement of calcium into the heart and blood vessels 

Calcium Channel Blockers

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Inhibits the conversion of angiotensin I to angiotensin 2

ACE Inhibitors

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interferes with various stages of the blood clotting process 

Anticoagulant

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How many 1-pound jars of petroleum jelly should be ordered to prepare 600 g of 1% ointment?

2

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State Boards of Pharmacy (BOPs) are overseen by which organization?

National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP)

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In which of the following dosage forms are medications often aimed at a local action in the mouth or throat?

Lozenges and troches

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What is the best procedure to follow when a customer brings in a prescription for a medication that is not in stock?

  • a. Locate the medication from another pharmacy.

  • b. Offer to order the medication.

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Which of the following medications for the treatment of symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is not a controlled substance?

atomoxetine (Strattera)

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Half-life refers to the time is takes the:

  • b. Body to absorb one half of the dose

  • c. Body to break down and excrete one half of the medication

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Which soft drink originally contained cocaine and caffeine?

Coca-Cola

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Beta-blockers share which one of the following endings?

-olol

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What is the Arabic number for the Roman numeral XXXIV?

34

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PO is the abbreviation for:

By mouth

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Which of the following liquids always contain alcohol?

Elixir

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What should the pharmacy technician do if he or she get a prescription for cortisporin otic solution with directions to instill 1 drop in the left eye two times daily (bid) for 5 days?

Alert the pharmacist since Otic medications are never used in the eyes.

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One of the most prevalent concerns of retail pharmacy managers and pharmacists is the need for pharmacy technicians who are competent in the area of:

Communication

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What does the abbreviation REMS mean?

Risk evaluation and mitigation strategy

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Which dispense as written (DAW) code indicates that the pharmacist may freely substitute a generic product?

DAW 0

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6 tsp is equivalent to:

  • 1 fluid ounce

  • 2 Tbsp

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The numerical value of any conversion factor is always:

One

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A dosage that can be safely split in half is a(n):

Scored tablet

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Which of the following required the labeling, "Caution: Federal law prohibits dispensing without a prescription?"

1951 Durham-Humphrey Amendment

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A legal prescription label must include all of the following except:

Name, address, and telephone number of the prescriber

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The purchase of pseudoephedrine is limited to:

  • 3.6 g per calendar day

  • 7.5 g per 30 days by mail order

  • 9 g per 30 days from a retailer

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A stat dose needs to be delivered within ____ minutes.

15

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Which of the following components needs to be included on a prescription that requires compounding?

Subscription

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Which DEA form is needed to destroy damaged, outdated, or unwanted controlled substances?

41

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Which of the following is an open-ended question?

d. Where do you normally get your prescriptions filled?

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Opioid analgesics:

  • a. Are scheduled and potentially addictive medications.

  • b. Treat the cause of the pain.

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Laudanum, which is a combination of opium and alcohol that was used during the Civil War for multiple conditions, was problematic for what reason?

a. Laudanum was highly addictive and resulted in many deaths and miscarriages.

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How many grams of dextrose are needed to prepare 500 mL of 20% dextrose solution?

100 grams

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The location of a medication throughout blood, organs, and tissues is called:

Distribution

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The effects associated with opioid receptors include all of the following except:

b. Increased gastrointestinal motility

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Which of the following is the same value as 2/5

40%

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If nothing is indicated on the prescription for refills, then the technician should:

b. Enter zero refills.

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To round 0.2347 to the nearest tenth, what number determines whether to round up or down?

3

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Auxiliary labels provide additional information such as:

  • Beyond use date

  • Potential side effects

  • What to avoid when taking the medication

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