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1. You are in the process of measuring 14 ml of a liquid for compounding. Which of the following measuring devices would be the most appropriate?  
A. 5 ml pipette
B. 15 ml conical graduate
C. 10 ml beaker
D. 20 ml cylindrical graduate

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2. A newly hired pharmacy technician is preparing a stable liquid containing two immiscible phases. This compounding technique is called:
A. Levigation
B. Trituration
C. Flocculation
D. Emulsification

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3. A pharmacist is dispensing amoxicillin oral suspension to a patient. This suspension is stable in the refrigerator for how many days after reconstitution?
A. 1 week
B. 2 weeks
C. 3 weeks
D. 4 weeks

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4. A prescription shows the following directions for use for Timolol ii gtts od bid. What is the meaning of God?
A. oth eyes
B. Right eye
C. Left eye
D. Left ear

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5. A patient presents with a prescription that reads Tylenol 325mg PR q6h for 7 days. What dosage form should be dispensed? 
A. Syrup
B. Capsules
C. Tablets
D. suppositories

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6. Which of the following pharmacy terms means “shake”? 
A. exp
B. agit
C. aq
D. tinc

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7. What is the meaning of “ss”? 
A. Subcutaneous
B. immediately
C. Simple syrup
D. One-half

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8. Which of the following pharmacy terms means “twice daily”? 
A. bid
B. dil
C. tid
D. prn

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9. A pharmacy technician repacks bulk solid dosage forms into unit dosed packages. What expiration date will appear on the package?
A.1 month
B.3 months
C.The original expiration date on the bulk solid to a maximum of 1 year
D.50% of labeled exp. date to a maximum of 1 year

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10. The abbreviation "PCN" means:
A. Allergy
B. Penicillin
C. Nothing by mouth
D. Carcinoma

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11. What is the meaning of “right ear”? 
A. ac
B. as
C. ad
D. u

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12. Which of the following pharmacy terms means “every other day”?
A. qd
B. qhs
C. qh
D. od

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13. Which drug is used as antidote for methotrexate? 
A. Methacholine
B. Propranolol
C. Leucovorin
D. Acetylcysteine

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14. A patient presents with an empty bottle of Adderall XR and asks for the prescription to be refilled. Which of the following is the most appropriate guideline?
A.Not refillable
B.An original written prescription may be refilled if the prescriber has indicated the number of refills and frequency
C.An original verbal prescription may be refilled if the prescriber has indicated the number of refills and frequency
D.Refillable, Adderall XR is a schedule F drug

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15. Which of the following statements describes the proper procedure for cleaning a laminar flow hood?
A. Clean from front to back and bottom to top and avoid contact and contamination of the HEPA filter
B.Clean from back to front and top to bottom and avoid contact and contamination of the HEPA filter
C. Clean the from side to side starting from the back of the hood towards the front and avoid contact and contamination of the HEPA filter
D.Clean the from side to side starting from the front of the hood towards the back and avoid contact and contamination of the HEPA filter

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16.  Which of the following procedures should be followed when opening an ampule? 
A.Hands cleaning
B. Clear the liquid on the top part of the ampule
C.Break the ampule with a clean alcohol pad covering the neck to protect your fingers
D.They are all correct procedures

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17. In a compounding laboratory two pharmacy technicians can: 
A.Share the same hood as long as they are not making the same preparation
B.Share the same hood as long as they are making two batches of the same preparation
C. Share the same hood to dispense the preparations on time if there is no other available hood
D. Not share the same hood due to increased risk of cross contamination

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18. Which of the following filter sizes can be used in a compounding laboratory to sterilize a solution?
A. 0.22 micron
B. 0.30micron
C. 0.45 micron
D. 0.88micron

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19. You are a pharmacy technician with multiple duties in the compounding laboratory. Based on your professional knowledge and compounding skills how often a laminar flow hood must be checked ideally? 
A. Every month Every
B. 3 months Every
C. 6 months Every
D. 12 months

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20. How long may a scheduled N drug be refilled?
A. 1 year
B. 2 refills maximum
C. No refills
D. As many refills as the physician indicates

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21. According to the Standards of Practice for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians neither a pharmacist nor a pharmacy technician may refill a prescription for a schedule 1 drug for a period greater than:
A.6 months after the prescription was first filled
B.12 months after the prescription was first filled
C.18 months after the prescription was first filled
D.24 months after the prescription was first filled

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22. Duragesic, Codeine, Tylenol #4 and Percocet all belong to which drug schedule?
A. Schedule G
B. Schedule N
C. Schedule N preparations
D. Schedule F

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23. Which of the following dosage forms is formulated to dissolve under the tongue? 
A. Sublingual
B. Sugar coated
C. Enteric coated
D. Uncoated

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24. Which of the following solutions is the most commonly used for cleaning a laminar flow hood? 
A. Soap and sterile water
B. Sterile water only
C. isopropyl alcohol
D. Bleach

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25. You have been assigned to double check an IV admixture. Which of the following properties is not relevant for the quality and integrity of IV admixtures? 

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25. You have been assigned to double check an IV admixture. Which of the following properties is not relevant for the quality and integrity of IV admixtures? 
A. Sterility
B. Sweetness
C. solubility
D. Stability

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26. A pharmacy technician is in the process of checking potential drug-drug interaction under the guidance of a pharmacist. Which of the following resources would be appropriate? 
A.Therapeutic choices for Minors Ailments
B. Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians
C.Remington’s Pharmaceutical Sciences
D. Drug Facts and Comparisons

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27. Which of the following is a common indication of activated charcoal? 
A. Dry cough suppressant
B. Antidote for poisoning
C. UV light block
D. Relief of menstrual cramps

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28. All of the following duties could be assigned to a pharmacy technician, EXCEPT:
A. Entering a prescription data into the computer
B. Calling a wholesaler regarding a drug order
C. Counselling patients on drug-drug interactions
D. Labelling compounded products

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29.  Which of the following auxiliary labels should be applied to cefixime suspension? 
A. Shake Well
B. Refrigerate
C. Keep at room temperature
D. Discard after 7 days

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30. The directions for use of a medication are ii gtts au q4h x5d. The proper interpretation of “au” is: 
A. In left ear
B. In right ear
C. In both ears
D. None of the above

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31. You are a senior pharmacy technician. How would you instructor a newly hired pharmacy technician to measure a liquid in a graduated cylinder?
A. After pouring the liquid, hold the cylinder at eye level and read the top of the meniscus
B. After pouring the liquid, hold the cylinder at eye level and read the bottom of the meniscus
C. After pouring the liquid, hold the cylinder at eye level and read the middle of the meniscus
D. After pouring the liquid, hold the cylinder at eye level and read either the top or the bottom of the meniscus

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32. All of the following records are required for controlled substances, EXCEPT: 
A. Sale records
B. Ordering records
C. Transport records
D. Inventory record

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33. A pharmacy technician is spatulating a sample of powdered antibiotic on an ointment slab with a small amount of glycerin. The technique described is called: 
A. Levigation
B. Pulverization
C. Dissolution
D. Trituration

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34.  A MSDS provides what type of product information? 
A. Product toxicity
B. Product handling
C. Product physical data
D. All of the above

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35 . A vial of reconstituted Doxorubicin should be labeled: 
A. Irritant
B. Cytotoxic
C. allergen
D. Corrosive

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36. The Roman numerals XLV is equivalent to: 
A. 15
B. 30
C. 45
D. 54

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37. You are a senior pharmacy technician. A newly hired pharmacy technician is seeking your assistance to find compounding information to help him prepare tar ointment for a patient with psoriasis. 

Which of the following resources would you recommend? 
A. Therapeutic Choices
B. Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties
C. Drug Facts and Comparisons
D.Remington's Pharmaceutical Sciences

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38. If a pharmacy technician discovers a medication order just received has expired, he/she should:
A. Dispense the drug if it expired within the last week
B. Discard the drug
C. Follow the manufacturers return policy
D. Dispense the drug at a discount price

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39.  Which of the following pairs of protective apparel must be worn when reconstituting a chemotherapeutic agent? 
A. 2 pair of gloves, A gown, A mask
B. 1 pair of gloves, A gown
C. 2 pair of gloves, A mask
D. 1 pair of gloves, A gown, A mask

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40. The auxiliary label “May Discolor Urine Red” is appropriate for:
A. Propranolol
B. Penicillin
C. Ciprofloxacin
D. chlorpromazine

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