Thursday, April 22, 2010

Containers and closures

Multiple Choice Questions from Containers and Closures in Dispensing Pharmacy
1: Containers of ear and nasal drops are often__________
a)    Hexagonal
b)   Pentagonal
c)    Tetragonal
d)   Trigonal

2: Collapsible metal or plastic tubes are acceptable because;
a)    Its narrow opening stops contamination of others parts of cream
b)   Wastage is reduced.
c)    Not liberate irritating substances.
d)   Both a & b
e)   All of the above.

3: The container of choice for liquid oral preparation is___________
a)    Wider mouthed bottles.
b)   Fluted bottles.
c)    Ribbed bottles.
d)   Metric medicines bottles.

4: A suitable buffer in preparation to prevent corrosion should be;
a)    Mixture of 0.1% of anhydrous disodium hydrogen phosphate and 0.02% of sodium dihydrogen phosphate dehydrate.
b)   Mixture of 0.5 % of anhydrous disodium hydrogen phosphate and 0.09% of sodium dihydrogen phosphate dehydrate.
c)    Mixture of 10.0% of anhydrous disodium hydrogen phosphate and 0.5% of sodium dihydrogen phosphate dehydrate.
d)   None of above.

5: The desirable features for containers are;
a)    Elegant appearance
b)   Contents of container must not react with preparation.
c)    Non-rigid
d)   Both a & b
e)   Non of above

6: In general a container of 120ml capacity is needed for preparation of;
a)    50 gm
b)   120 gm
c)    100 gm
d)   150 gm
Answers of the MCQ’s
1: Containers of ear and nasal drops are often__________
a) Hexagonal
2: Collapsible metal or plastic tubes are acceptable because;
d) both a & b
3: The container of choice for liquid oral preparation is___________
  d) metric medicine bottles
4: A suitable buffer in preparation to prevent corrosion should be;
      a) Mixture of 0.1% of anhydrous disodium hydrogen phosphate and 0.02% of sodium dihydrogen phosphate dehydrate
5: The desirable features for containers are;
d) both a & b
6: In general a container of 120ml capacity is needed for preparation of;
c) 100gm

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Further Reading:
FASTtrack: Pharmaceutical Compounding and Dispensing


Pharmaceutical Capsules


Pharmaceutical Calculations


Pharmaceutical Dispensing : A Textbook for Students of Pharmaceutical Compounding and Dispensing and A Reference Book for Pharmacists


Husa's pharmaceutical dispensing;: A textbook and reference manual on drug development, pharmaceutical compounding, and dispensing


Pharmaceutical Dispensing


Dispensing of Medication Formerly Husa's Pharmaceutical Dispensing
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