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Question 1
PTCB Practice Question | Patient is to be given 70 mg dose of naproxen via suspension containing 25 mg of naproxen per 10 mL.  How many mL must be administered?
A
36 mL
B
28 mL
C
32 mL
D
40 mL
Question 1 Explanation: 
70 mg x 10mL/25mg = 28 mL
Question 2
PTCB Practice Question | Which of the following is required on a patient prescription?
A
Quantity of medication
B
DEA number
C
Pharmaceutical formula
D
Formulary
Question 2 Explanation: 
Prescriptions all require prescriber information, date it was written, patient information, name, strength, and quantity of medication, instructions to the pharmacist, and a physicians signature
Question 3
PTCB Practice Question | How many zolpidem tablets each containing 500 mcg can be prepared from 1g of zolpidem?
A
5,000 tablets
B
4,000 tablets
C
2,000 tablets
D
1,000 tablets
Question 3 Explanation: 
Conversion: 1 g = 1000000 mcg 1 g = 1000000 mcg 1000000 mcg / 500 mcg = 2000 tablets
Question 4
PTCB Practice Question | Which law prohibits interstate sales of adulterated or misbranded drugs?
A
Kefauver Harris Act of 1962
B
Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906
C
Food Drug and Cosmetic Act of 1938
D
Durham Humphrey Act of 1951
Question 4 Explanation: 
The Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 prohibits interstate sales of adulterated or misbranded drugs.
Question 5
PTCB Practice Question | How many tsp are in 100 ml?
A
20 tsp
B
100 tsp
C
50 tsp
D
10 tsp
Question 5 Explanation: 
Conversion: 1 teaspoon (tsp) = 5 mL 100 mL / 5 mL/tsp = 20 tsp
Question 6
PTCB Practice Question | What is a Liniment?
A
A rectally administered solution
B
A medicinal fluid rubbed into the skin
C
An irrigating or bathing solution
D
A solution containing the same salt concentration as normal body cells
Question 6 Explanation: 
Liniments: a medicinal fluid rubbed into the skin
Question 7
PTCB Practice Question | What is the brand name for Verapamil?
A
Cardura
B
Capex
C
Calan
D
Capoten
Question 7 Explanation: 
Calan is the brand name for Verapamil
Question 8
PTCB Practice Question | What are the characteristics of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease?
A
The condition of having an overactive thyroid gland
B
The presence of excess lipoproteins in the blood
C
A disease where the heart can no longer pump enough blood to the rest of the body
D
Chronic symptoms or mucosal damage produced by the abnormal reflux of stomach acid to the esophagus
Question 8 Explanation: 
Chronic symptoms or mucosal damage produced by the abnormal reflux of stomach acid to the esophagus are characteristics of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Question 9
PTCB Practice Question | Which disease is characterized by an abnormal condition of the lungs marked by decreased respiratory function?
A
Emphysema
B
Epilepsy
C
Diabetes
D
Obesity
Question 9 Explanation: 
An abnormal condition of the lungs marked by decreased respiratory function is characteristic of Emphysema.
Question 10
PTCB Practice Question | If one drug intensifies the action of another drug when the drugs are taken together, what type of drug interaction is occurring?
A
Antagonism
B
Potentiation
C
Synergism
D
Additive Effect
Question 11
PTCB Practice Question | Which of the following drugs is used to treat anxiety?
A
Atarax
B
Dimetapp
C
BuSpar
D
Claritin
Question 11 Explanation: 
BuSpar is used to treat anxiety.
Question 12
PTCB Practice Question | What Vitamin is Niacin?
A
B2
B
B1
C
B3
D
A
Question 12 Explanation: 
Vitamin B3 is the name for Niacin
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