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Where should one place used syringes and needles?
Red plastic sharps container
Where should one place used gloves, gowns, and masks?
Can you wear jewelry while preparing IV admixtures?
Jewelry should not be worn while preparing IV admixtures because it may puncture the latex gloves.
What should be used to clean the laminar flow hood?
70% isopropyl alcohol
How often must laminar flow hoods be certified?
Every 6 months
What type of environment should a laminar flow hood provide?
ISO 5, formerly know as a Class 100 area
How long should the blower be on for a laminar hood?
Which reference book provides information on drug prices?
Drug Topics Red Book. Updated yearly.
Which reference book provides information about therapeutic equivalence?
Drug Topics Orange Book, which is known as "Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluation.s"
Which reference book provides information with regard to brand and generic names, drug identification, and dosage calculations?
Drug Facts and Comparisons Book. Updated monthly.
Which reference book is a compendium of monographs setting official national standars for drug substances, dosage forms, and standars for pharmaceutical ingredients?
How many times may a pharmacy transfer a controlled substance prescription of 30 tablets of Tylenol #3 with five refills indicated on the prescription?
The patient must have the remaining refills processed at the pharmacy to which the prescription was transferred.
How often must HEPA filters be certified?
6 months (unless they become wet)
What are bevel, hilt, lumen, and shaft?
The lumen is the opening of a needle.
The bevel is the angled tip of the needle where the lumen is found.
The hilt of the needle attaches to the hub of the barrel of the syringe.
The shaft is the length of the needle.
Which regulatory agency may issue drug recall?
FDA (Food and Drug Administration)
How many classifications of drug recall?
3 classes: I, II, III assigned by FDA based on the decreasing of the probability that the use of the product will cause adverse health.
What type of drug recall is associated with irreversible damage or death to an individual
What is the maximum amount of time that can be assigned to a prepackaged drug?
What type of products must be isotonic?
Ophthalmic products must be isotonic, or else damage can occur to the eye.
What must be done if a patient requests an easy-open container?
Have the patient sign the back of the prescription, indicating that he has requeste an easy-open container.
What information is needed on a patient's prescription?
Patient's name, name of the medication, and directions for use.
Patient's ID number is not needed, but it's needed if medications orders filled in hospital.
Which form is required to be completed in the destruction of noncontrolled substances?
No form is required
Which federal agency is responsible for hazardous waste and materials?
OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)
Which type of mortar and pestle is used to mix liquids?
what type of spatula should be used in measuring corrosive ingredients?
What is used to measure volumes less than 1.5 mL?
Who is responsible for pharmaceuticals in transit if they are designated as "FOB destination"?
What are some of the duties of an institutional pharmacy technician?
Enter prescription orders into the computer.
Fill patient medication cassettes.
Transport medications throughout the institution.
How often does a pharmacy balance need to be certified?
Every 12 months
What is the indication for quinapril?
What is the generic name for Toprol XL?
What is the generic name for Cerebyx?
What may senna be used to treat?
What route does a patient use if prescribed Nitrostat?
What is the meaning of the abbreviation "Ig"?
What may licorice be used to treat?
bronchitis, acute cough, gastritis
What is the generic name for Robaxin?
What is the indication for ramipril?
What is the meaning of the abbreviation "hr"?
What drug classification is associated with"-tidine"?
What drug classification is associated with "vir"?
What is the generic name for Ketek?
What is the indication for atomoxetine?
attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder
What is the function of nabumetone?
How many refills are permitted on Schedule II medications?
What is the meaning of the abbreviation "amp"?
What is the indication for lisinopril?
What is the generic name for Lovenex?
What is the indication for topiramate?
What is the brand name for nitroglycerin?
Which government agency oversees safety in the workplace?
Occupational Safety And Health Administration (OSHA)
What is the meaning of the acronym PTEC?
Pharmacy Technician Educators Council
What is the generic name for Relafen?
What is the function of propoxyphene napsylate with acteaminophen?
What is the brand name for leuprolide?
What is the generic for Ambien?
What is the brand name for naproxen?
How old must an individual be to purchase an exempt narcotic?
18 years old
What may dill be used to treat?
What is the meaning of the acronym PMS?
What is the generic name for Lanoxin?
How often is a fentanyl patch applied?
every 3 days
What is the brand name for haloperidol?
What is the generic for Zyrtec?
What is the indication for rosiglitazone?
What is the brand name for desmopressin?
What may belladonna be used to treat?
liver and gallbladder disorders
What is the indication for pregablin?
What is the generic for Seroquel?
What may grapeseed be used treat?
allergies, circulation problems, asthma; as an antioxidant
What is the generic name for Paxil?
What is the generic name for Protonix?
What is the meaning of the abbreviation "cap"?
What is the brand name for theophylline?
What is the generic name for Deltasone?
What is the indication for amlodipine/benazepril?
What is the indication for glimepiride?
What is the indication for butorphanol?
What is the meaing of the abbreviation "t½"?
What is the meaning of the abbreviation IV?
What is the indication for diltiazem?
What is the generic name for Calan?
What is the generic for Zoloft?
What is the meaning of the acronym TNA?
total nutrient admixture
What is the indication for nefazodone?
What is the indication for pramlintide?
What is the generic for Reminyl?
What is the meaning of the acronym PTCB?
Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
What is the maximum number of refills permitted on a Schedule III controlled substance?
What is the indication for fluvastatin?
What is the generic name for Glucophage?
How many milliliters are in 1 fl oz?
What is the brand name for mometasone furoate?
Nasonex or Elocon
What is the generic name for Plavix?
What is the brand name for cyclosporine?
What is the meaning of the acronym ASA?
acetyl salicylic acid (aspirin)
What is the generic name for Concerta?
How many pounds are in 2 kg?
What is the meaning of the abbreviation "gr"?
What is the generic name for Prilosec?
What is the generic name for Tenormin?
What is the indication for diphenoxylate and atropine?
What is the function of hydrocodone with acetaminophen?
What is the generic name for Flovent?
Whati s the generic for Prinivil?
What is the active ingredient found in Delsym?
What is the indication for digoxin?
What drug classification is associated with "-vudine"?
What may fennel be used to treat?
bronchitis, acute cough
What is the generic name for Triphasil?
What is the meaning of the acronym PE?
What is the active indgredient found in Prilosec OTC?
What is the brand name for hydroxyurea?
What is brand name for donepezil?
What is the meaning of abbreviation D5W?
dextrose 5% water
What is the meaning of the abbreviation IM?
What is the generic name for Celexa?
What is the brand name for butorphanol tartate?
What is the meaning of the abbreviation "syr"?
What is the generic name for Wellbutrin SR?
What is the generic name for Premarin?
What is the indication for eletriptan?
What is the indication for clozapine?
What is the brand name for lamivudine?
What is the indication for phenytoin?
What is the indication for felodipine?
What is the generic for Viagra?
What is the generic name for Hytrin?
What is the active ingredient found in Nicorette?
The directions for use for Timoptic is 2 gtts os bid. What is the meaning of os?
What is the Latin abbreviation for "after meals"?
An order reads "Tylenol 325mg pr q 4 h prn". What dosage form should be dispensed?
A pharmacy technician repacks bulk solid dosage forms into unit dosed packages. What expiration date will appear on the package?
50% of labeled expiration date to a maximum of 1 year
The expiration date on a bottle of Cipro 500mg tablets states 4/09. When does this drug expire?
A physician prescribes Ceclor 375mg po bid. What is wrong with this prescription?
the Rx lacks a duration of therapy
Which dosage form is formulated to dissolve in the intestine rather than the stomach?
What is the term for the process by which substances are taken up and transported to the bloodstream?
What is "room temperature"
15-30 degrees Centigrade
The process whereby a drug is transformed by the liver is referred to as;
A patient enters the pharmacy complaining of persistent heartburn. The pharmacy technician should:
tell the patient to speak to the pharmacist
Which of the following duties may a pharmacy technician not do?
enter a prescription data into the computer
call the wholesaler for a drug order
affix a drug label to a prescription container
accept a verbal medication order from a physician
accept a verbal medication order from a physician
The directions for use of a medication are " ii gtts au q 4 h x 5d". What is au?
in both ears
The dispensing label on an outpatient pharmacy prescription requires:
legal name of pharmacy and address
The NDC on a medication bottle refers to the:
What dosage form is formulated to mask an objectionable taste of a medication?
What dosage forms has the highest concentration of alcohol in its formulation?
Which of the following is NOT required on a unit-dosed packaged drug?
-strength of medication
Nonprescription drugs should not be included in the patient profile.
Amoxicillin oral suspension is stable in a refrigerator for how many days after reconstitution?
Which drug is likely to cause a photosensitivity reaction?
The abbreviation 'PCN" means what?
Which of the following 2 drug classes have cross sensitivity?
a) tetracycline and penicillin
b) penicillin and erythromycin
e) erythromycin and penicillin
d) penicillin and cephalosporin
penicillin and cephalosporin
What is the storage requirement for reconstituted amoxicillin 250 mg/ 5ml?
36 to 46 degrees F
Translate the following:
a. Gtt ii o.u. q 4 h prn
b. M. ft ung
c. tsp i q 4 h or 5 h prn itching
a) Place 2 drops into both eyes every 4 hours as needed
b) Mix and make an ointment
c) Take one teaspoonful by mouth every 4 to 5 hours as needed for itch
How many times can an unscheduled prescription be refilled on a PRN prescription order?
as needed for one year
What schedule are the following drug products?
Acetaminophen possesses all of the following except
How does activated charcoal work in an overdose?
absorbs the poison
The dose of syrup of ipecac for children is_____
The normal dose of fexofenadine is:
60 mg bid
The highest strength of Demerol is:
List 3 known routes of transmission of HIV infections
-mom to fetus
Medication class of Provera?
Estraderm is available in which dosage form?
Pseudoephedrine, a common ingredient in cold preparations, is contraindicated in which of the following disease states?
Which of the following drugs is a benzodiazepine?
What drug is used to treat dyspepsia (ulcers)?
A patient hands you an empty vial of Ritalin and asks for the Rx to be refilled. What should you do?
tell the patient that the medicine is not refillable
Which of the following drugs is not an OTC product?
c) Ibuprofen 400mg
d) Tylenol suppositories
Which of the following drugs is used in chest pain?
Codeine, meperidine and oxycodone all belong to which controlled schedule?
What is "Syrup of Ipecac" indicated for?
to induce vomiting
Which of the following drugs is not a laxative?
A patient on warfarin therapy should never take which of the following medications?
Which of the following is a Scheduled IV controlled substance?
Heparin belongs to which pharmacological category?
Which of the following medications is an anticonvulsant?
Terbutaline belongs to which drug classification?
The joint action of drugs in which their combined effect is more intense or longer in duration than the sum of their
individual effects is:
The most used drug for parkinsonism is
The exact amount of a drug administered to get a specific response is the
When dispensing an antidepressant; the patient should be informed that
it may take as long as two weeks before the drug is effective
Which drug has a loading dose as part of the regimen?
Treatment for migraine is most effective if
initiated early in the attack
Expectorants are used in lung disease to
stimulate respiratory secretions and break up mucus
Which drugs listed should be taken on an empty stomach
d) all of the above
Which B vitamins need to be given IM?
The nitro patch should not be worn 24 hours a day in order to avoid
Which OTC lowers cholesterol and can cause a flushing reaction?
The technician should check for which drugs in the profile if the patient is on a potassium supplement?
Nitroglycerin may be stored in all of the listed except
a) an amber glass bottle
b) prescription bottles
c) original container
d) none of the above
Why are diuretics commonly used in congestive heart failure?
to decrease the amount of fluid in the body by increasing urination
All of the following belong to the class of drugs known as ACE inhibitors except
Most superpotent topical steroids have restrictions limiting their use to
2 weeks; 40-50 grams in one week
The NSAID most frequently used to treat gout is
Which urinary analgesic will turn urine orange?
Which drug reduces blood pressure and grows hair?
Which drug dissolves a clot once it has formed?
Which drug is a loop diuretic?
Which drug is a calcium channel blocker?
The drug most used for an acute gout attack is
What type of prescription balance must be used for compounding 120 mgs of a 1% topical antifungal cream?
What type of measuring device should be used to measure 3 ml of a liquid for compounding?
10 ml cylindrical graduate
Grinding of tablets into a fine powder in a porcelain mortar is an example of:
What is the proper method of measuring a liquid in a graduated cylinder?
hold at eye level and read the bottom of the meniscus
The process of producing a smooth dispersion of a drug with a spatula is called
What is the most accurate device for measuring liquids?
What is the smallest weight a class A balance can weigh?
120 mg (2 grain)
When dispensing a Ventolin inhaler, how often must the Patient Package insert (PPI) be included with the drug product?
every time the prescription is dispensed
Which drug requires a follow-up "Cover" prescription when dispensed as a verbal order?
d) all the above
What is the proper procedure for cleaning a laminar flow hood?
side to side, back to front
Which procedure would you not do when opening an ampule?
a) wipe the neck with an alcohol pad
b) after wiping with an alcohol pad, dry the neck with a paper towel
c) break the ampule with an alcohol pad covering the neck
d) filter the contents with a filter needle
after wiping with an alcohol pad, dry the neck with a paper towel
How far into the hood should the pharmacy technician work?
What size filter is considered a sterilizing filter?
How often must a laminar flow hood be checked?
every 6 months
How long may a schedule class II drug be refilled?
If a HCTZ prescription states, 'refill prn', for how long may this Rx be refilled?
How often must controlled substances be physically inventoried?
once every 2 years
Which governmental agency is responsible for safety in the workplace?
The "C" designation for controlled substances must appear on a controlled prescription:
in red in the lower right hand corner of the Rx
A vial of reconstituted Adriamycin breaks inside a vertical flow hood. What should the technician do?
clean up the spill with a spill kit
Which federal legislation enacted in 1970 regulates the use and distribution of substances with high abuse potential?
Which legislation established two classes of drugs?
The manufacturing, dispensing and distribution of controlled substances is regulated by the:
Which law allows nasal inhalers to be dispensed without a child-resistant container?
Poison Control Act of 1970
Which law allows pharmacists/interns to take prescriptions over the telephone from a physician's office?
Which organization oversees Medicare and Medicaid service?
How long is a DEA Form 222 valid?
PRN refills on methylphenidate last how long?
• no refills are allowed on C-II drugs
Which antibiotics cause photosensitivity?
• Bactrim DS/ Septra DS ( sulfameth/trimeth )
• tetracycline ( all the - cyclines )
Pseudoephedrine is contraindicated to what disease state?
Pseudoephedrine is Sudafed and this is cannot be taken with hypertension or heart disease
Which drug is a beta blocker?
Beta blockers end in -olol. Know the generic/brand names of this class of medication. You know that the generics end
in -olol but the test will list the answers in the brand names.
The three parts of a needle are:
shaft, lumen, and hub
Which book gives information on general disease categories and their treatments?
Coumadin and aspirin
• Coumadin (warfarin) interacts with aspirin. Coumadin thins the blood and so does aspirin. If taken together - the blood
could be thinned too much and unusual bleeding can occur.
• Drugs with aspirin: Percodan, Fiorinal, Ecotrin, Bayer, Bufferin, Excedrin, Darvon
• A customer has a prescription for coumadin and asks the tech if it is okay to take aspirin occasionally. What should the
tech do? Answer: refer the customer to the pharmacist.
Digoxin is a:
• Cardiac glycoside
• If you can only pick one and not both - pick cardiac glycoside
15) If a patient came in with a script containing 5 different drugs listed ( one drug is TCN ) what should the patient be
• Know your auxiliary labels and side effects of medications
• TCN: photosensitivity, no calcium products, no antacids, not for children and pregnancy, if expired it is fatal
If a patient is deficient in cyanocobalamine, what should the patient take?
What you should know about the expiration date:
• Expires the last day of the month at midnight
• 50% of the manufacturer date to a maximum of 1 year on repackaging of medication.
What are capsules made out of?
gelatin, sugar, and water
What schedule is codeine?
• Codeine by itself is a C-II
• Codeine mixed within the medication is a CIII
What size is a HEPA filter?
• 0.22 micron
• It filters out 0.3 micron particles and larger
The use for syrup of ipecac is:
To induce vomiting in case of an overdose of medication or poison
The largest amount of energy in an IV bag is:
comes from FATS
How would you dispose of a needle?
Know how to dispose chemotherapy medications and that there is a spill kit to use if you spill chemo drugs
place in a leak proof, puncture resistant container, placed in a larger container and incinerated
What would you use for a dry, hacking cough?
• Anti-tussive : Robitussin DM , Vicks 44 DM, DM stands for dextromethorphan,
• HYCODAN (hydrocodone) tablets- schedule III drug
Cozaar and Hyzaar :
• they are both ACE inhibitors use for high blood pressure
• they do not produce the side effect of cough like the other ACE inhibitors
• other ACE inhibitors end in -pril
An ampule lid is made out of what?
An ampule is entirely made out of glass ( one piece )
Most common drug used in Parkinson's disease:
Sinemet ( Carbidopa/levidopa )
What are buccal tablets?
• It is a tablet that is placed in-between the cheek and gum.
• Intended to dissolve slowly to stay in the mouth (where the infection) is longer
HS stands for what?
at bedtime ( hour of sleep )
Intron A is stored where?
In the refrigerator
1 grain (gr) =
65 mg (the range is actually 60-65 mg)
How would you use PenG and where would you store it?
• Penicillin G is an antibiotic and would be stored in the refrigerator
• Any liquid penicillin in a syringe will be stored in the refrigerator
A pre-filled syringe is made out of glass or plastic?
What is mupirocin?
The brand name is Bactroban and is an antiseptic cream or ointment for the skin.
PRN refills on CIII , CIV , and CV mean what?
They are refillable to a maximum of 5 refills or 6 months
Work done with antineoplastic drugs is done in
a vertical laminar flow hood. (also called: Biological Safety Cabinet)
Where are controlled drugs kept?
• Pharmacies may disperse these substances (including CII's) throughout their stock of non-controlled substances in a
manner that will obstruct theft.
• CII's cannot be placed in automatic counting devices.
Where are antineoplastic drugs kept?
• Separate storage area where the drug cartons, shelves, bins, counters, and trays have warning labels and
designed to minimize falling and breakage of materials.
• Only specific trained personnel allowed access
Type B-ADR (Adverse Drug Reaction) is
serious and life threatening
Where is Domboro stored?
Domboro is an OTC antiseptic....it would be stored next to the bacitracin ointment in the first aid section of the pharmacy
What does AWP mean?
Average Wholesale Price
How many units per ml in insulin? ( i.e. U-100 insulin )
• U-100 means that there are 100 units per 1 ml of insulin.
• A vial is 10 ml therefore there are 1000 units per vial. ( 100 units/ml x 10 ml )
Know what drugs qualify as an "Automatic Stop Order"
Know examples of antibiotics for the ear.
Cortisporin Otic : neomycin/polymyxin B/hydrocortisone
15 ml =
ss = 1/2
5ml = 1 teaspoon
15 ml = 1 Tablespoon
What is the most important tech function when entering medication orders?
Correctly inputting patient information
Class B balance weighs up to
120 gms (grams not milligrams) (Bulk balance)
The most accurate way to measure a liquid?
With a graduated cylinder reading the bottom of the meniscus at eye level on a level surface.
What is the shelf-life of an antibiotic after reconstitution?
14 or 10 days
What does water soluble mean?
Refers to vitamins, when taken in excessive they will not build up in the body and become toxic
A customer brings in two prescriptions to be filled. One is for atenolol and the other is for Tenormin. What should the
technician do next?
Atenolol is the generic of Tenormin; therefore the patient does not need both due to a possible drug overdose. The
technician should bring this to the attention of the pharmacist. THIS IS DUBLICATE THERAPY
Know which drugs require a PPI and how often should you dispense it?
• MDI's, Birth Control, Estrogens, Progesterones, Accutane, and IUD's.
• Must be dispensed every time.
What is the generic name of Accutane? What is the special warning?
• Will cause severe birth defects. Women of child bearing age must test negative to pregnancy before starting Accutane.
• No refills are allowed and prescription should be filled within 7 days of written date.
Only one type of insulin can go into an IV bag. Which one?
What is a formulary?
• A list of medications that are to be maintained in stock.
• Third party payers' formulary is a list of medications that they will reimburse.
What is Prime Vendor Purchasing?
The pharmacy enters into agreement that they will purchase 80-95% of its pharmaceuticals from a single wholesaler.
When filling a prescription, what do you do when you notice an outdate?
Bring it to the attention of the pharmacist. Do not fill the prescription with that medication. See if there is additional
medication on the shelf that is not expired to fill the prescription with. Return the medication to the wholesaler
DEA form 222 orders ___. No mistakes can be made when filling out the form. Brown copy stays with pharmacy
and green copy is sent to the DEA office.
When doing controlled inventory, is the count exact or approximate amounts?
Should be exact on CII- CV
What does antipyretics do?
Lower fever - for examples see NSAIDS
What is angina?
Insufficient oxygen to the heart muscle causing sudden, severe substernal pain radiating to the left arm
Where is Phenergan suppositories stored?
• In the same place as insulin- the refrigerator.
• Remember, Tigan suppositories are stored at room temperature and Phenergan suppositories will melt at room
Which drugs are available in patch form?
Climara, Vivelle, Nicoderm, Nitroglycerin, Minitran, Estraderm, Testosterone.
What is the vial pressure of hazardous drugs?
Negative pressure will prevent the spraying of medication out of the vial onto the technician
What does gauge mean?
• It refers to the diameter size of a needle.
• The higher the number gauge the smaller the needle diameter.
What is MSDS?
• Material Safety Data Sheets
• Available from manufacturer. They describe in detail the ingredients contained in the product and emergency
procedures for ingestion or improper handling.
• Required by all pharmacies storing "hazardous materials"
• Regulated by OSHA
• Absorption -
• Distribution -
• Metabolism -
• Elimination -
• Absorption - drug goes "into the bloodstream".
• Distribution - drug goes to "where it is needed"
• Metabolism - drug is "broken down" by the liver
• Elimination - "excretion" of the drug out of the body
What is unit dose?
• Amount of a drug prepackaged for a single administration
• Individually wrapped tablets remain sterile and can be returned to stock if not used, therefore decreases costs.
What is Diastix?
Strips that are to be held in the urine stream to measure ketones and glucose levels. ( for diabetic patients )
If a syringe is inserted incorrectly into a vial, what may happen?
Coring - a piece of rubber is lodged into the needle.
What is Maximum & Minimum system used for?
An inventory system done manually. This system has a predetermined order quantity and an order point. The minimum
and maximum stock quantity is written on mylars placed in front of the medication. The technician walks around the
shelves looking for any quantity that is at or below the minimum number. To order the technician prepares a purchase
order for the wholesaler
What method does the pharmacy use in order to keep inventory?
• Minimum/Maximum system - described above
• Want book
• Computerized inventory systems - the shelf minimum is in the computer bank. When the level goes below this level the
computer automatically generates a purchase order.
What is the generic name of Ceftin?
Cefuroxime - this falls into the classification of cephalosporin antibiotics
If a patient develops hives from Gantrisin, what allergy should be noted on their profile?
Allergy to sulfa drugs ( generic name is sulfisoxazole )
What is Noroxin used for?
It is an antibacterial used to treat UTI's, sexual transmitted diseases such as gonorrhea
What is lidocaine used for?
• Anything that ends in -caine will numb the area applied.
• It numbs the skin especially for mouth sores or sore throats.
Is contact lense fluid poisonous or dangerous to kids? Is there a label saying so?
What is the process by which a third party payer sets a price for a drug?
Are there any special requirements concerning an IV with fats in it?
What does the word "Contraindicated" mean?
• That a drug should not be administrated for the possibility of side effects, adverse effects, drug-drug interactions, drugdisease
• Text book definition: any condition, especially disease, which renders some particular line of treatment improper or
What is the term for the leakage of IV fluid into muscular tissue?
A hyperglycemic pamphlet would refer to
Room temperature is:
• 15 - 30 degrees Celsius
• 59 - 86 degrees Fahrenheit
Refrigerator temperature is:
• 2 - 8 degrees Celsius
• 36 - 46 degrees Fahrenheit
What is an agonist?
It is a drug that is capable of binding to, and activating, a receptor
What is an antagonist?
They block the action of an agonist getting to the receptor to elicit a response, therefore no response is made
Who is responsible for drug recalls?
The FDA determines the health hazard potential of the product and assigns a drug recall
What does NDC mean?
• National Drug Code 99999-9999-99
• First set of numbers refer to the manufacturer
• Second set of numbers refer to the name of the drug
• Last 2 numbers refer to the package size
Insulin and nitroglycerin bind to IV bags made out of ___. Meaning that the medicine sticks to the
walls of the the PVC bag. Therefore, must be dispensed in non-PVC containers and tubing.
What is the generic name for Aldactone?
a shortened term used to facilitate data entry
• Amo500 = Amoxil 500
DEA form #41 is for _____. All 3 copies of form #41 are submitted to respective DEA offices.
DEA form #106 is for
CII theft and local police must be notified
Know the responsibilities of JCAHO
• Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations.
• Ensures medications are used safely, effectively, and appropriately. (Drug Use Evaluation)
What two of the following drugs have the same therapeutic effect? Then it will list drug names
Having the same therapeutic effect means that the two drugs do the same thing in the body. Most correct answer will be
brand/generic. For example, the answer will be listed as A) Zestril/lisinopril.....this is brand/generic so pick this one
Know a list of medications that are stored in the refrigerator
• All insulin including Lantus and Novolog
• Miacalcin (calcitonin-salmon)
• Phenergan (promethegan) suppositories
• Norvir (ritonavir)
• Xalatan (latanoprost) eye drops
• Combipatch (estradiol-norethindrone)
• Foradil (formoterol)
• Alkeran (melphalan)
• Ortho Evra (norelgestromin/ethinyl estradiol)
• Epogen / Procrit (epoetin alpha)
• Avonex (interferon)
• Neupogen (filgrastim)
• Leukeran (chlorambucil)
• Viroptic (trifluridine )
• Enbrel (etanercept)
• Etoposide phosphate (Eposin®, Etopophos®, Vepesid®, VP-16®)
Know a list of medications that are stored in the freezer
• IV bags of gentamicin and vancomycin
What medication cannot be put in a syringe?
• Potassium Chloride cannot be put in a syringe.
What medications can only be dispensed/stored in glass containers?
• Nitroglycerin (IV form and sublingual)
• Depakene liquid
Know a couple of IM medications
• Depo-testosterone / Depo-Provera
• Phenergan (promethazine)
• Demerol (meperidine)
• Trimethobenzamide (Tigan)
• These medications require a long needle to reach the muscle under the skin. ( 1" or 1 ½ ")
Know that SQ medications require
very short needle. (5/8" or ½")
• Example is insulin
When would an alert be prompted in regard to getting too much APAP?
Which is a CI?
Which one is an anticoagulant
Which one is an antifungal
How long does a laminar flow hood run before use?
What do you clean a laminar flow hood with?
Amlodopine is what?
Norvasc (Calcium Channel Blocker)
Drugs that end in "-pril" are what?
Drugs that end in "-azepam" are what?
• benzodiazepines (class IV)
• anti-anxiety agents
What is duplicate therapy?
• Two drugs that (not necessarily would be in the same class) do the same end effect.
• ie. simvastatin and gemfibrozil : both lower cholesterol. It makes the pharmacist ask the question, "Are both
necessary for this patient?"
Percodan interacts with
What is the generic for Dyazide?
What is the generic for Betagan?
Zestril and lisinopril are
• Same active ingredients
• Same dosage form
• Same route of administration
• Identical in strength/concentration
• May differ in shape, scoring configuration, packaging, and color
• Must have same clinical effect
• Good Example : Zestril = lisinopril
• Bad Example : Lopid = Lipitor