NAPLEX questions are multiple-choice questions. There are 250 questions on the test, though only 200 questions are used to calculate your final score. To pass the exam, you must achieve a score of 75 (out of a possible 150).
The more NAPLEX sample questions you try, the better your result on exam day!
Candidates are expected to have a rounded knowledge of pharmacology; both general pharmacology / principlesand clinical pharmacology - a thorough, broad knowledge of the essential science.
Candidates must have a thorough knowledge of OTC medicines, sterile and non-sterile compounding, as well as nutritional support, critical care and other key aspects of clinical pharmacy.
Licensed pharmacists must have a comprehensive understanding of pharmacy calculations. Knowing how to calculate what dose of what medicine in what formulation is a core part of the NAPLEX test.
Take a few minutes to review some of our NAPLEX sample questions. Here, we review the type of question you can expect as well as detailing our comprehensive answer explanations to help plug any gaps in your pharmacy knowledge.
All these statements about aspirin are true except which?
Aspirin binds irreversibly - not reversibly - to the COX enzyme, inhibiting it.
The other four statements are true: at high doses, aspirin causes tinnitus, at low doses aspirin is used for its antiplatelet effect; aspirin is known to trigger acute attacks of gout; and aspirin should be avoided in children under the age of 16 due to the risk of developing Reye syndrome.
Which of these drug classes is most associated with causing vivid dreams / nightmares?
Of the drug classes listed, beta blockers are most associated with causing vivid dreams / nightmares.
Vivid dreams / nightmares are more common with more lipophilic beta blockers - such as propanolol or metoprolol - because they more readily cross the blood-brain barrier. Other forms of sleep disturbance, such as insomnia, can also occur.
What is the standard initial adult dose of allopurinol in the prevention of gout?
The standard initial adult dose of allopurinol is 100mg daily.
Depending on the patient's serum uric acid concentration, this dose may then be titrated upward to a maintenance dose - such as 200-300mg per day.
Doses greater than 300mg per day should be taken as divided doses. Allopurinol should be taken with food to reduce the risk of gastrointestinal irritation.
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