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1

When compounding a pharmaceutical preparation, the Rx should be checked to verify the ABSENCE of which of the following?
A. Dosage error
B. Drug interactions
C. Incompatibilities of ingrediants
D. All of the above

D. All of the above

2

Which of the following correctly describes when a laminar flow hood should be turned on?
A. After compounding activties
B. Continuously
C. Immediately before compounding activities
D. None of the above

B. Continuously

3

Which of the following capsule sizes are the SMALLEST?
A. 000
B. 0
C. 1
D. 5

D. 5

4

Which of the following is the required air quality for a Primary Engineering Control (PEC)?
A. ISO Class 1
B. ISO Class 5
C. ISO Class 7
D. ISO Class 8

B. ISO Class 5

5

Which of the following references can be used to find the solubility of a drug, in a particular solvent, when compounding?
A. American Drug Index
B. Remington: The Science and Practices of Pharmacy
C. Ther Merck Index
D. Red Book

B. Remington: The Sciences and Practices of Pharmacy

6

Which of the following types of alcohol is appropriate to use when compounding an oral preparation requiring alcohol?
A. 70% ethyl alcohol
B. 70% isopropyl alcohol
C. 95% ethyl alcohol
D. Denatured alcohol

C. 95% ethyl alcohol

7

When working in a horizontal laminar flow hood, nothing should pass _____ a sterile object.
A. Behind
B. In front of
C. Above
D. Below

A. Behind

8

Which of the following COMPOUNDING TOOLS is the most appropriate to use when mixing powders?
A. Pill tile
B. Wedgewood mortar
C. Graduated cylinder
D. Plastic vial

B. Wedgewood mortar

9

The process of geometric dilution is necessary to use in which of the following situations?
A. The amount of drug relative to the vehicle is small
B. The amount of drug relative to the vehicle is large
C. The drug has a low potency
D. None of the above

A. The amount of drug relative to the vehicle is small

10

Which of the following pieces of PPE can be REUSED during the same work shift when an employee leaves a sterile compounding area and later returns?
A. Shoe covers
B. Face mask
C. Gloves
D. None of the above

D. None of the above

11

The injection port of an IV bag should be positioned in which of the following directions while compounding in a laminar flow hood?
A. Away from the HEPA filter
B. Towards the HEPA filter
C. Sideways to the HEPA filter
D. None of the above

B. Towards the HEPA filter

12

Which of the following are examples of sterile products?
A. Parenteral products
B. Topical products
C. Oral products
D. All of the above

A. Parenteral route

13

According to the USP <795>, the beyond-use date for solids and non-aqueous liquids prepared from commercially available dosage forms is _____ in the absence of other data.
A. One week
B. 30 days
C. 90 days
D. 25% of the remaining expiration date of the commercial products, or 6 months, whatever is earlier

D. 25% of the remaining expiration date of the commercial products, or 6 months, whatever is earlier

14

When preparing to compound sterile products, personnel must wash their hands and forearms for at least how long?
A. 10 sec
B. 15 sec
C. 20 sec
D. 30 sec

D. 30 sec

15

Alcohol USP refers to which of the following types of alcohol?
A. 70% ethyl alcohol
B. 70% isopropyl alcohol
C. 95% ethyl alcohol
D. None of the above

C. 95% ethyl alcohol

16

The PUNCH METHOD may be used when compounding which of the following pharmaceutical preparations?
A. Suspensions
B. Solutions
C. Creams
D. Capsules

D. Capsules

17

Sterile products are prepared in which of the following areas?
A. Ante-area
B. Buffer area
C. Primary engineering control (PEC)
D. All of the above

C. Primary engineering control

18

Accroding to the USP <797>, activities such as personnel hand hygiene and garbing procedures, order entry, and product labeling should be performed in which of the following area?
A. Ante-area
B. Buffer area
C. Compounding area
D. None of the above

A. Ante-area

19

The ability of 2 liquids to mix in all proportions WITHOUT SEPARATING into 2 phases is known as _______.
A. Compatibility
B. Solubility
C. Miscibility
D. Stability

C. Miscibility

20

Which of the following types of water shoud be used when compounding non-sterile drug preparations according to USP <795>?
A. Tap water
B. Choloronated water
C. Purified water
D. Fluorinated water

C. Purified water

21

Which of the following types of ingrediants should be used for compounding?
A. Commercially available ingrediants
B. USP or NF grade ingrediants
C. Least expensive ingrediants available.
D. Bulk ingrediants

B. USP or NF grade ingrediants

22

A _____ filter should be used to sterilze opthalmic solutions.
A. 0.22 micron
B. 0.33 micron
C. 0.44 micron
D. 0.55 micron

A. 0.22 micron

23

ALL BUT WHICH of the following objects should not be placed in a laminar flow hood when compounding?
A. Pens and pencils
B. Paper
C. Labels
D. Syringes

D. Syringes

24

Which of the following needle gauges has the LARGEST diameter?
A. 13
B. 16
C. 18
D. 20

A. 13

25

Opthalmic solutions should have which of the following tonnicities?
A. Hypotonic
B. Hypertonic
C. Isotonic
D. None of the above

C. Isotonic

26

Two or more substances LIQUEFY when mixed at room temperature is referred to as which of the following types of mixture?
A. Semisolid
B. Eutectic
C. Emulsion
D. Liquid

B. Eutectic

27

To prevent contamination, all manipulations should be performed at least _____ insude a laminar flow hood.
A. Two inches
B. Four inches
C. Five inches
D. Six inches

D. Six inches

28

Which of the following requires the use of a filter needle?
A. Single-dose vial
B. Multi-dose vial
C Ampules
D. All of the above

C. Ampules

29

How often must ISO Class 6 compounding areas be cleaned?
A. Beginning of each work shift
B. After a spill occurs
C. When surface contaminations is known or suspected
D. All of the above

D. All of the above

30

Which of the following products is an example of an oleaginous ointment base?
A. Velvachol
B. Aquaphor
C. Eucerin
D. White Pertrolatum

D. White Pertrolatum