Pharmacy Technician Practice Test (PTCB)- 1


Which condition is a potential side effect of taking dopamine antagonist, which results in unwanted, involuntary rhythmic movement?

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Tardive dyskinesia results from taking dopamine antagonist such as phenothiazines or other medications; the symptoms may continue after medication has been discontinued. Extrapyramidal symptoms result from taking antipsychotic medication which results in parkinsonism and tremors. Parkinson’s disease is a movement disorder with symptoms of tremor rigidity and bradykinesia. Bradykinesia is slowed movement.

Which classification states that a product with a strange color or taste will be recalled according to FDA requirements?

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Class 3 (lowest) products have a minor defect or other condition that would not harm the patient but that prevents the drug from being sold. Class 1 (highest)products cause harm or prove fatal. Class 2 products found to cause a temporary health problem or to pose a slight threat of serious harm.

Which technique used in compounding describes the mixing of two ingredients of unequal quantities?

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Geometric dilution is the technique for mixing two ingredients of unequal quantities, whereas one begins with the smallest quantity and add an equal quantity of the larger amount until all ingredients are used. Levigation is the trituration of a powder with a solvent. Pulverization is the reducing of the size of a particle. Blending is the combing of two substances.

Which of the following is not a potential cause of medication error?

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The physician is not a part of the types of medication errors. Wrong patient, time and technique are parts of a list on which health care professionals and patients are responsible for identifying and preventing errors when possible.

Which of the following methods should be used in recapping a needle if necessary?

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The one hand scoop method is used is needle needs recapping. Needle should remain attached to the syringe and placed in a red sharps container. Needles should never be bent or directed toward the body.

A pharmacy technician needs to be aware that which of the following medication needs a patient package insert (PPI)?

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Albuteral is a metered dose inhaler that requires that the patient receive a patient package insert. Inderal, Hydrocortisone and Bactroban does not require additional information be given to the patient because of the possibility of adverse effects.

Which of the following is a type of inventory required by the Drug Enforcement Agency of all controlled substances every 2 years?

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Biennial inventory are conducted every 2 years of all controlled substances. Initial is an accurate inventory of all controlled substances take before a new pharmacy opens. Perpetual reflects exactly what is on hand. Physical is conducted on a basis to determine exactly what is on hand.

Which of the following part of Medicare is a health plan offered by private insurance companies?

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Medicare Part C or Advantage Plan contracts with Medicare to provide Part A and Part Benefits through HMO and PPO. Medicare Part A covers inpatient hospital care; Medicare Part B covers physician services and outpatient care; Medicare Part D covers prescription medications

The National Council for Prescription Drug Program created standards for electronic exchange of health information, which includes the following except?

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Pharmacy Informatics focuses on using information technology and drug information to maximize medication use.

What is the generic name for the drug Cytomel?

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The generic name for Cytomel is liothyronine; Levothyroxine is the generic for Synthroid; Liotrix is the generic for Thyrolar, all used to treat hyperparathyroidism. Liraglutide is the generic for Victoza used to treat Type 2 Diabetes.

A prescription is written for Tenormin 50mg tablets. How long should this prescription be kept on file?

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Tenormin is a legend drug and the prescription should be kept on file for 2 years. Prescriptions for controlled substances should be kept on file no less than 2 years. If the state, law supersede that of the federal, then that state law will be followed.

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