2. You’re assisting a pharmacist in preparing a liquid medication. Before any medication is added to the liquid, it’s known as a/an
A. blank. B. vehicle. C. elixir. D. gel.
3. Suspensions and emulsions A. dissolve in liquids. B. shouldn’t be shaken before use. C. must be mixed with alcohol. D. must be shaken before use.
4. The abbreviation A.U. on a prescription means to give the drug in A. both eyes. B. the nose. C. one eye. D. both ears.
5. On a job interview for a position as a pharmacy technician, the interviewer asks you what a dosage form of medication is. You respond that a dosage form is A. the use of a medication, either locally or systemically. B. how a medication is administered. C. the way a medication is given. D. how a medication is made.
6. Systemic effects of a drug are achieved when the drug A. is absorbed in the bloodstream and distributed to the body. B. is a powder sprinkled on the skin. C. acts on a specific area, such as hemorrhoids.
D. is used to irrigate the skin or mucous membrane.
7. What dosage form delivers systemic medications through the skin? A. Aerosol sprays B. Suppositories C. Micropumps D. Transdermal patches
8. A tuberculosis test is delivered using the _______ form of injection. A. intravenous B. intradermal C. intramuscular D. subcutaneous
9. A customer in a pharmacy asks you, the pharmacy technician, which is more oily: a cream or an ointment. You would say an ointment A. is less oily than a cream. B. is more oily than a cream. C. contains no oil. D. is not oily at all.
10. The liquid part of the solution is the A. solute. B. solvent. C. base. D. vehicle.
11. What do elixirs consist of? A. Solutions of volatile substances B. Saturated aqueous solutions C. Hydroalcoholic solutions D. Sweetened hydroalcoholic solutions
12. The dissolved substance in a solution is the A. concentration. B. solute. C. solvent. D. vehicle.