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Meera in Tucson, Arizona

78 months ago

maribeth in Leominster, Massachusetts said: any study guide by mosbys

Mosby's Review Book by James J. Mizner "PTCB Certification Examination" Comes with a CD and it has over 1000 Review questions, 6 practice exams (with solutions ) and on the cd, there are 400 electronic flash cards,
This book has chapters that has details useful from the point of view of PTCB exam which helps you prepare for the tests. It is a good book to study.

I am using it.
Meera

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Tina in London, Kentucky

78 months ago

Learning the drugs will help but also learn some laws and compounding..I took my test last month and it had mostly compounding..I was so stressed about it, I studied everything..It's not as hard as you would think..Just study and I wish you all the luck..

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Miss Fay in Lilburn, Georgia

78 months ago

Hello out there !!

I am in Roswell Georgia (Atlanta) Has anybody out there got a job lead for me ?? I live in Homestretch ( A United Way Transitional Housing Program ) If I do not find work by the end of the month we will have to go to a shelter. I took this trainging program because I thought I would have a job by now!! HELP !!
Also have a B.A.

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Meera in Tucson, Arizona

78 months ago

send me your e-mail address. I studied PTCB at Kennesaw college cont. ed. program so I have received available job posting e-mail from them. Though I do not live now in Georgia, I would be happy to help some one else getting a job through that information. I will forward that e-mail as soon as I get your e-mail address.
Good luck.

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Miss Fay in Atlanta, Georgia

78 months ago

Meera in Tucson, Arizona said: send me your e-mail address. I studied PTCB at Kennesaw college cont. ed. program so I have received available job posting e-mail from them. Though I do not live now in Georgia, I would be happy to help some one else getting a job through that information. I will forward that e-mail as soon as I get your e-mail address.
Good luck.

God Bless you !!My e-mail address is fay.henderson@yahoo.com Thank you in advance !! I will keep you posted

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adap686 in Houston, Texas

70 months ago

Your comments are awesome and very helpful!

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justaboutme in Chicago, Illinois

68 months ago

I'm using the Mosby's Review book and I keep getting about 30 wrong each time I do the practice test. Is that enough to pass the PTCB?

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squirrelgirl51887 in Mesa, Arizona

65 months ago

I live in arizona. I have been going to school to become a CPht but my biggest concern about taking the test is not the actual test but before hand when I am asked to disclose any drug violations. Almost 2 years ago, my boyfriend and i got pulled over and I took his weed pipe for him. I got caught with it and now have a class 1 misdemeanor of drug paraphernalia possess. How is this going to affect my chances of becoming certified.

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starving in Corona, California

65 months ago

squirrelgirl51887 in Mesa, Arizona said: I live in arizona. I have been going to school to become a CPht but my biggest concern about taking the test is not the actual test but before hand when I am asked to disclose any drug violations. Almost 2 years ago, my boyfriend and i got pulled over and I took his weed pipe for him. I got caught with it and now have a class 1 misdemeanor of drug paraphernalia possess. How is this going to affect my chances of becoming certified.

Most likely the state board will deny it due to being drug related, they are strict on these things though its best to call the board and ask

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jazzijess13 in fruitland park, Florida

63 months ago

Hello, im new to this site :) was doing some research on becoming a pharmacy tech and ran across this. You all seem so helpful on here so thought id give it a try lol.. i have the Mosby review books and am wondering where i can go to find the up to date laws here in fl thats bout the only thing so far im having trouble with..thanks for your time and effort :)
Jess

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AnonaMiss in Saint John, New Brunswick

62 months ago

Hello, I am a high school student (Grade 10) and I would really love to become a pharmacist, does anyone have any advice for me?
Also, what kind of things specifically are you tested on?
Thanks! :)

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Rina in Lake Charles, Louisiana

62 months ago

Miss Fay in Roswell, Georgia said: I have some sample math questions !! I remember one like this:
A 143 lb patient is to recieve nitroprusside 50mg in 250mL of an IV solution. The patient is to recieve 5mcg/kg/min. How many milligrams per hour will the patient recieve?
A 4.29mg/hr
B 19.5mg/hr
C 42.9mg/hr
D 19,500mg/hr

Write me back and let me know if you can see the simplicity -and the trick :> with this question

So is the answer is 19.5 mg/hr?

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Rina in Lake Charles, Louisiana

62 months ago

Miss Fay in Roswell, Georgia said: I have some sample math questions !! I remember one like this:
A 143 lb patient is to recieve nitroprusside 50mg in 250mL of an IV solution. The patient is to recieve 5mcg/kg/min. How many milligrams per hour will the patient recieve?
A 4.29mg/hr
B 19.5mg/hr
C 42.9mg/hr
D 19,500mg/hr

So is the answer is 19.5 mg/hr?

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vivany in New York

62 months ago

Does any one can tell me how to pass pctb exam ?
pls i need your help .i want to apply for ptcb ?if you know about it write here asap.
Thanks
Viva

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onelaura in Monson, Massachusetts

59 months ago

I bought a used edition of Delmars Pharmacy Technician Certification and Review by Patricia K. Anthony, but didn't realize it was the 1999 version. is the info really outdated or should the basic info be the same?

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LBCandy22 in Evanston, Illinois

59 months ago

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wosen in Greenville, Pennsylvania

58 months ago

Meera in Sierra Vista, Arizona said: I am going to take exam in Aug.2010, wish me luck!
Answer = B. 19.5

This problem can be solved as
143/2.2 = 65kg
now 05 mcg = 0.005 mg (Trick taken care of! i.e. converting mcg into mg.)
so the answer will be 65 kg x .005 mg x 60 min = 19.5 mg/hr

what's the formula

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List Confusion in Aubrey, Texas

57 months ago

There are many sources of drugs lists for this exam -- study guides, websites, instructor recommendations -- yet there is no standardized list.

Can anyone direct me to a list which is reliable and worthy?

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Andy Nguyen in San Jose, California

57 months ago

I am planing on taking PTCB Exam, but I don't have any experience about that. Can you guys give me an advice and what book I should learn to pass this.Gratefully thanks.

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List Confusion in Little Elm, Texas

57 months ago

Andy Nguyen in San Jose, California said: I am planing on taking PTCB Exam, but I don't have any experience about that. Can you guys give me an advice and what book I should learn to pass this.Gratefully thanks.
One book you should buy is the Complete Math Review for the Pharmacy Technician by William Hopkins. This book covers all the math you need but only the math.

Besides a math book you need AT LEAST one study guide. I bought 3 pharm tech study guides and I can honestly say that NONE of them cover everything. Don't listen to claims that Mosby's or others are the best. All study guides have good points and bad points, and ALL of them have areas that are missing information. The only way you will learn it everything for the exam is to read multiple books and use Internet resources.

This does not mean you will fail the exam unless you use all of this stuff. Some exam candidates use only one book and pass the PTCE. How well do you want to be prepared? After all, some day you will be doing this work. The better you prepare yourself for the exam, the more successful you will be at your job.

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Trying to help in San Jose, California

55 months ago

www.pharmacy-tech-study.com/ BEST WEBSITE EVER!!!! It will not teach you EVERYTHING you need to know but it really gets down with the basics. In regards to the "top generic/brand" names to memorize.. I probably ended up memorizing about 60 of them (not all of them necessarily being on the top 200 list available on the website) and just passed the PTCB exam this past Monday. And definitely agree about the calculations, over half the test was regarding calculations!!! Good luck!

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Trying to help in San Jose, California

55 months ago

onelaura in Monson, Massachusetts said: I bought a used edition of Delmars Pharmacy Technician Certification and Review by Patricia K. Anthony, but didn't realize it was the 1999 version. is the info really outdated or should the basic info be the same?

I have seen the same book... I felt that it was pretty helpful.. but there was some outdated info... I cannot recommend a book because unfortunately, I fell victim to an "online prep course" that I paid $2,000 not realizing that it was a prep course. I thought I would complete the modules and I would be certified. OOPS! I guess you really do learn from your mistakes. Anyway, I used their "textbooks"

BUT...above this reply I listed a website that I found to be very helpful..I felt that basically everything I learned for $2,000 was listed on that website... I also forgot to mention that it has 26 FREE PRACTICE EXAMS that you could definitely take advantage of!

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r.p.sims

46 months ago

i'm preparing for my exam soon and i got most of the math save for one. which is the gross profit and net profit. on this following problem i got the gross profit but i have been having a hard time working out the net profit. here is the problem, your help would be greatly appreciated .

zocor 5 mg, 60 tablet

acquisition cost= $85.47 AWP= $106.84 selling price= $109.93

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Joe Medina in Denver, Colorado

46 months ago

Tech Lectures offers a study packet that has helped thousands in the passing of the Pharm Tech national exam. They also offer FREE email support as well. Specific, Excellent and Affordable material.

www.tlectures.com/reviewpacket.html

Joe Medina, CPhT

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jean1954@*****.*** in San Jose, California

43 months ago

Miss Fay in Roswell, Georgia said: I have some sample math questions !! I remember one like this:
A 143 lb patient is to recieve nitroprusside 50mg in 250mL of an IV solution. The patient is to recieve 5mcg/kg/min. How many milligrams per hour will the patient recieve?
A 4.29mg/ hr
B 19.5mg/hr
C 42.9mg/hr
D 19,500mg/hr

Write me back and let me know if you can see the simplicity -and the trick :> with this question

can u help me with this one

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ptcbeasy in San Francsico, California

32 months ago

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a221aed

32 months ago

Is there a list of the Top 20 or so drugs to memorize? Or a grouping of drugs to definitely know for the test?

Thank you!

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Texasgirl80 in Katy, Texas

32 months ago

Hi everyone, I see that most of you are discussing the PTCB exam and its antiquities :-) however, I have a different problem at hand. I have a Masters in Chemistry and havent been very lucky in the job market so much so that I've been unemployed for nearly 3 years. So I thought i'd give it a shot at being certified as a Pharmacy Technician. I'm only contemplating this field because I dont wana go back to college (not even for an associate's degree), I've had enough of college. I want to do a course that will not last longer than a year, preferably 3-4 months.
I have no prior experience being a PT, so I was wondering if this is the right choice for me ? considering all the negative opinions expressed by most of the ppl who've tested the waters. Plus, is it good to first get certified and then apply to a position or apply now while studying for the certification exam ? or what's the best way to crack into the field with no experience.
Any help/suggestions you can give is highly appreciated. Thanks

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seriousaboutthis in Markham, Illinois

32 months ago

Texasgirl80 in Katy, Texas said: Hi everyone, I see that most of you are discussing the PTCB exam and its antiquities :-) however, I have a different problem at hand. I have a Masters in Chemistry and havent been very lucky in the job market so much so that I've been unemployed for nearly 3 years. So I thought i'd give it a shot at being certified as a Pharmacy Technician. I'm only contemplating this field because I dont wana go back to college (not even for an associate 's degree), I've had enough of college. I want to do a course that will not last longer than a year, preferably 3-4 months.
I have no prior experience being a PT, so I was wondering if this is the right choice for me ? considering all the negative opinions expressed by most of the ppl who've tested the waters. Plus, is it good to first get certified and then apply to a position or apply now while studying for the certification exam ? or what's the best way to crack into the field with no experience.
Any help/suggestions you can give is highly appreciated. Thanks

I would just study for the exam and take the test. I don't know if the state of Texas requires that you need to go to school to be a pharmacy technician but I would make sure. In the meantime, I would start apply for jobs because it is pretty tough to break into but achievable. I'm surprised that you haven't broken into working with a drug company or are they looking for someone who concentrated in pharmacology?

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seriousaboutthis in Markham, Illinois

32 months ago

a221aed said: Is there a list of the Top 20 or so drugs to memorize? Or a grouping of drugs to definitely know for the test?

Thank you!

I wouldn't worry too much about the drugs per se. Without giving out too much, have an idea what drugs are used to treat common ailments that occur in the US. I would focus more on the math and insurance-related questions.

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Ann in Evanston, Illinois

25 months ago

r.p.sims said: i'm preparing for my exam soon and i got most of the math save for one. which is the gross profit and net profit. on this following problem i got the gross profit but i have been having a hard time working out the net profit. here is the problem, your help would be greatly appreciated .

zocor 5 mg, 60 tablet

acquisition cost= $85.47 AWP= $106.84 selling price= $109.93

I really think that the net profit would be: $24.46 because if the selling price includes the professional fee $109.93 - the acquisition fee which is the amt the pharmacy paid for the drug without his professional fee charge. comes to a total of 24.46 net profit.

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Yana in Bristol, Connecticut

23 months ago

This is 2015 but the connects are many months ago my question is that do I need to take college certification programming to do the PTCB test? Please guide me I want to to take it as my career any advice?

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max in Hong Kong

15 months ago

Miss Fay in Roswell, Georgia said: I have some sample math questions !! I remember one like this:
A 143 lb patient is to recieve nitroprusside 50mg in 250mL of an IV solution. The patient is to recieve 5mcg/kg/min. How many milligrams per hour will the patient recieve?
A 4.29mg/ hr
B 19.5mg/hr
C 42.9mg/hr
D 19,500mg/hr

Write me back and let me know if you can see the simplicity -and the trick :> with this question

how to solve this question. please elaborate

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anchorholds18 in Lawrenceville, Georgia

6 months ago

Okay y'all. I just got hired at CVS Pharmacy and before they can let me work I have to be certified. I'm freaking out bcz I'm horrible at math, measurements especially. I mean I have common sense. I just want to know what I need to study for for the test in Georgia. I know they just did an updated version a year or two ago. I just want to know what to study for. The 200 drugs generic and brand. Do I need to know the abbreviations too? I just need to know what I need to study for so I don't waste my time.

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Tierra Henry in Houston, Texas

2 months ago

Is it worth it to be a pharmacy technician? And is it stressful taking the classes?

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