Pharmacy Technician SCC Study Guide Exam 3
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What is the most commonly used drug to treat GERD
What is an antihistamine?
Any of various compounds that oppose the actions of histamine and are used especially for treating allergic reactions (as hay fever), cold symptoms, and motion sickness.
What drugs are listed as antihistimine?
loratidine (Claritin) (Alavert) (OTC)
fexofenadine (Allegra) (OTC)
hydroxyzine (Vistaril) (Rx)
Endotoxins are pieces of _________________that can cause ___________________.
BACTERIA (dead cell walls); FEVER
What are the drugs used to treat Hepatitis B
What would be a good indication that the drug is used to treat HepB
It is an anti_VIRal drug......most medication ends in VIR.
What is an antitussive
An agent that suppresses cough frequency.
What is the most commonly used antitussive
What is TRITURATION
..is the GRINDING of a drug solid using a mortar and pestle OR to mix two or more solids.
What is LEVIGATION
dispersing a drug solid into a small amount of mineral oil, glycerine or other liquid before incorporating the paste into an ointment. (used to keep ointment from feeling gritty)
What is GEOMETRIC DILUTION
a technique used to ensure even mixing of a small amount of a potent drug with a large amount of of a nonpotent or inactive compound.
What is an anti-diarrhea drug do?
Slows down motility that propels fecal matter along the colon
Name some anti-diarrhea drugs
What is a decongestant
Shrinks the mucous membranes which promotes drainage, improves nasal ventilation and relieves the feeling of stuffiness.
Which decongestion is kept behind the counter?
What is a stimulant laxative
Enhances GI motility and peristalsis to treat opiate induced constipation.
Name a stimulant laxative
Bisacodyl (dulcolax,senna, exlax)
Who sets the standards for sterile compounding?
USP (United States Pharmacopia), Chapter 797