Latest NTS MCQs Provincial Quality Control Board (PQCB) Primary & Secondary Healthcare Department Test Sample Paper for Director Technical Deputy Drugs Controller Pharmacist Must Prepare Now

Latest NTS MCQs Provincial Quality Control Board (PQCB) Primary & Secondary Healthcare Department Test Sample Paper for Director Technical Deputy Drugs Controller Pharmacist Must Prepare Now

  1. Which one of the following drugs is not primarily eliminated through kidney?

(a) Cefotaxime

(b) Cefoperazone

(c) Gentamicin

(d) Benzyl penicillin

  1. Which one of the following antihistaminics does not prolong QTc interval?

(a) Terfenadine

(b) Mizolastine

(c) Astemizole

  1. Which one of the following drugs is used to treat bradycardia or heart block during anaesthesia?

(a) Atropine

(b) Ipratropium

(c) Propantheline

(d) Glycopyrrolate

  1. Which one of the following antibacterial drugs will remain in body for longest duration after single dose administration?

(a) Benzathine penicillin

(b) Ethambutol

(c) Azithromycin

(d) Kanamycin

  1. For the eradication of P.vivax malaria, which one of the following drugs is used?

(a) Mefloquine

(b) Sulphadoxine

(c) Primaquine

(d) Pyrimethamine

  1. Morphine administration produces all of the following effects except:

(a) Diarrhoea

(b) Miosis

(c) Bradycardia

(d) Respiratory depression

  1. The drug of choice for filariasis is:

(a) Piperazine

(b) Diethylcarbamazine

(c) Albendazole

(d) Ivermectin

  1. Which one of the following facts is not true about Clomiphene Citrate?

(a) Decreases the risk of ovarian tumour

(b) Acts as a pure estrogen antagonist in all human tissues

(c) Renders benefit in males with oligospermia

(d) Enhances the risk of multiple pregnancy

  1. Which one of the following is a solid dosage form excipient which can play the role of a diluent, a disintegrant, a glidant, a lubricant and a pore/channel former?

(a) Lactose

(b) Microcrystalline cellulose

(c) Ethyl cellulose

(d) Eudragit RL 100

  1. Which one of the following techniques is used to determine glass transition temperature?

(a) X-ray diffractometry

(b) Raman spectroscopy

(c) Differential scanning calorimetry

(d) Thermogravimetric analysis

  1. For increased production of penicillin by fermentation, the pH is maintained between:

(a) 1 to 4

(b) 4.8 to 5.2

(c) 6.8 to 7.4

(d) 6 to 7

  1. Newer insulins are:

(a) Acidic

(b) Neutral

(c) Alkaline

(d) Monomers

  1. Which one of the following treatments should be instituted immediately in a child presenting to medical emergency with severe acute lead poisoning with signs and symptoms of encephalopathy?

(a) Succimer

(b) Penicillamine

(c) Deferoxamine

(d) EDTA

  1. Which one of the following is not effective in the treatment ofanaerobic infections?

(a) Clindamycin

(b) Erythromycin

(c) Metronidazole

(d) Chloramphenicol

  1. The proteins which are ATP dependent pumps and facilitate the efflux of drug molecules from the cell are known as:

(a) Cytochrome P 450 3 A4

(b) P-glycoproteins

(c) Cytochrome P 450

(d) Carrier for active transport

  1. Ion-exchange chromatography is used for the separation of:

(a) Aldehydes

(b) Aminoacids

(c) Fatty acids

(d) Hydrocarbons

  1. Which one of the following techniques is used to mill camphor?

(a) Attrition

(b) Levigation

(c) Trituration

(d) Pulverization by intervention

  1. Drying of blood products and enzyme based preparation is carried out by:

(a) Vacuum drying

(b) Fluidized bed drying

(c) Lyophilization

(d) Tunnel drying

  1. The mode of action of ethylene oxide as a sterilization agent is by:

(a) Oxidation

(b) Reduction

(c) Alkylation

(d) Protein precipitation

  1. The term used to describe unequal distribution of color on a tablet is:

(a) Chipping

(b) Mottling

(c) Double impression

(d) Lamination

  1. Pregnancy test kits are designed to detect:

(a) Estrogen

(b) Human chorionic gonadotropin

(c) Follicle-stimulating hormone

(d) Luteinizing hormone

  1. Dienostrol is synthesized from:

(a) 4-amino acetophenone

(b) 4-chloro butyrophenone

(c) 4-bromo propiophenone

(d) 4-hydroxy propiophenone

  1. Any enzyme that cleaves deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA ) at a specific site is called:

(a) Restriction endonuclease

(b) Restriction ribonuclease

(c) Interleukin

(d) Trypsin

  1. Aspirin (pKa = 3.49) will be most soluble at pH

(a) 1.0

(b) 2.0

(c) 6.0

(d) 3.5

  1. Which of the following is used in nuclear medicine imaging?

(a) Alpha radiations

(b) Gamma radiations

(c) Beta radiations

(d) None of these

  1. Thyroxine is synthesized from:

(a) Cysteine

(b) Tyrosine

(c) Arginine

(d) Alanine

  1. Misoprostol is a :

(a) Prostaglandin E1 analogue

(b) Prostaglandin E2 analogue

(c) Anti progestin

(d) Prostaglandin antagonist

  1. Serendipity is:

(a) Serious adverse events

(b) Toxicity

(c) Observation by chance

(d) Anaphylactic shock

  1. Once a week administration of which one of the following drugs has prophylactic activity against bacteraemia caused by Mycobacterium avium complex in AIDS patients ?

(a) Clarithromycin

(b) Azithromycin

(c) Rifabutin

(d) Isoniazid

  1. Which one of the following drugs is useful in the prophylaxis of migraine?

(a) Ergotamine

(b) Sumatriptan

(c) Propranolol

(d) Domperidone

Latest NTS MCQs Provincial Quality Control Board (PQCB) Primary & Secondary Healthcare Department Test Sample Paper for Director Technical Deputy Drugs Controller Pharmacist Must Prepare Now