PTCB Pharmacy Prescription Test #2

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Which of these protocols should be followed when pulling up a patient profile to start entering a prescription?

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Explanation:
When accessing a patient profile, type the patient's surname first, followed by the initial letter of their first name.
A list of names will appear, and you can confirm the patient's identity by looking at their date of birth.

Which of the Roman numerals below is not a valid number?

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Explanation:
IIX is invalid.
The right form to represent the number 8 is VIII.
Only one "I" can be used before an X, not two.
XII = 12
IX = 9
XIII = 13

What does the acronym cyath. stand for in pharmacy?

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Explanation:
Cyath. refers to “a glassful”.
Ung. refers to “ointment".
Lot. refers to “lotion”.
Syr. refers to “syrup”.

How many capsules should be given to a patient who has been prescribed the following: iii caps ud q12h x 7d

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Explanation:
Three pills to be distributed (ud = as directed) every 12 hours for seven days is the prescription.
Six tablets per day are obtained by taking three capsules every 12 hours.
6 capsules per day multiplied by 7 days equals 42 capsules.

Which of these pharmacy acronyms stands for "as needed"?

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Explanation:
PRN is the pharmacy term for “as needed”.
ud means “as directed”.
qd means “every day”.
ad means “right ear”

The following is a prescription: ii gtts ou qid ud. How should the medicine be given to the patient?

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Explanation:
gtts is an abbreviation for "drops."
The essential acronym here is ou, which stands for "both eyes."
As a result, the drug must be given through the eyes.

What does the phrase gtt in pharmacy mean?

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Explanation:
The acronym gtt stands for drop (from the Latin "guttae," which means "drops"), as in eye or ear drops.

Which of the following prescription words denotes advice to the pharmacist, such as whether a generic drug can be replaced for a branded equivalent?

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Explanation:
The amount of refills allowed or whether a generic drug can be used in place of a branded drug are all examples of prescription instructions given to the pharmacist.

Translate the following information from the prescription: iii tabs po ac bid x 5d

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Explanation:
iii = 3
tabs = tablets
po = orally
ac = before meals
bid = twice daily
x 5d = for 5 days.

"Oral administration" is referred to by which of the following pharmacy terms?

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Explanation:
The pharmacy abbreviation po (per os) refers to a medicine that must be administered oral.

What does the abbreviation pc stand for in pharmacy?

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Explanation:
pc stands for post cibum, which means "after eating" in Latin.

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