PTCB Top 200 Drugs Quiz: Part 1

This is part 1 of our top 200 drugs quizzes. This practice test covers 50 of the top 200 prescription drugs. These 50 drugs are some of the most common medications that you will encounter while working in a pharmacy. It is important to know them by their brand name as well as their generic name.


Directions: Each question gives the brand name of a prescription drug. Select the corresponding generic drug nameĀ from the list provided.

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Question 1
What is the generic name for Seroquel?

A
olanzapine/fluoxetine
B
clozapine
C
quetiapine
D
olanzapine
Question 1 Explanation: 
Seroquel (quetiapine) is an antipsychotic used to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder.
Question 2
What is the generic name for Symbicort?

A
fexofenadine/pseudoephedrine
B
fluticasone/salmeterol
C
budesonide/formoterol
D
ipratropium bromide/albuterol
Question 2 Explanation: 
Symbicort (budesonide/formoterol) is a combination drug that is used in the management of asthma and COPD.
Question 3
What is the generic name for Nexium?

A
esomeprazole
B
omeprazole
C
olmesartan
D
lansoprazole
Question 3 Explanation: 
Nexium (esomeprazole) is a proton-pump inhibitor which reduces stomach acid. It is used in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease and duodenal ulcers.
Question 4
What is the generic name for Diflucan?

A
fluconazole
B
flomax
C
doxazosin
D
raloxifine
Question 4 Explanation: 
Diflucan (fluconazole) is an antifungal medication that is used to treat a variety of fungal infections.
Question 5
What is the generic name for Benicar?

A
irbesartan
B
losartan
C
valsartan
D
olmesartan
Question 5 Explanation: 
Benicar (olmesartan) is used to treat high blood pressure.
Question 6
What is the generic name for Suboxone?

A
hydrocodone/acetaminophen
B
buprenorphine/naloxone
C
propoxyphene/acetaminophen
D
pentazocine/naloxone
Question 6 Explanation: 
Suboxone (buprenorphine/naloxone) is a combination drug that is used in the treatment of opioid dependence.
Question 7
What is the generic name for NovoLog?

A
insulin aspart
B
insulin glulisine
C
insulin lispro
D
insulin detemir
Question 7 Explanation: 
NovoLog (insulin aspart) is a fast-acting insulin that is used in the treatment of patients with diabetes in order to control hyperglycemia.
Question 8
What is the generic name for Niaspan?

A
nifedipine
B
nicardipine
C
naproxen
D
niacin
Question 8 Explanation: 
Niaspan (niacin) is used to reduce both LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, and to increase HDL cholesterol. Niacin is also known as Vitamin B3.
Question 9
What is the generic name for Singulair?

A
mometasone furoate
B
zafirlukast
C
montelukast
D
zileuton
Question 9 Explanation: 
Singulair (montelukast) is used to treat asthma and to relieve symptoms of seasonal allergies.
Question 10
What is the generic name for Actos?

A
metformin
B
rosiglitazone
C
pioglitazone
D
mupirocin
Question 10 Explanation: 
Actos (pioglitazone) is used to lower blood glucose levels in the treatment of diabetes.
Question 11
What is the generic name for Viagra?

A
vardenafil
B
sildenafil
C
verapamil
D
tadalafil
Question 11 Explanation: 
Viagra (sildenafil) is used to treat erectile dysfunction.
Question 12
What is the generic name for Effexor XR?

A
venlafaxine
B
escitalopram
C
citalopram
D
duloxetine
Question 12 Explanation: 
Effexor XR (venlafaxine) is an antidepressant that is used to treat major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and social phobia.
Question 13
What is the generic name for Remicade?

A
imipramine
B
infliximab
C
adalimumab
D
amitriptyline
Question 13 Explanation: 
Remicade (infliximab) is used to treat autoimmune diseases including Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, psoriasis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Question 14
What is the generic name for Nasonex?

A
budsonide
B
fluticasone
C
dexamethasone
D
mometasone furoate
Question 14 Explanation: 
Nasonex (mometasone furoate) is a glucocorticosteroid that is used to treat allergies, asthma, and inflammatory skin disorders.
Question 15
What is the generic name for Abilify?

A
loxapine
B
aripiprazole
C
promazine
D
zonisamide
Question 15 Explanation: 
Abilify (aripiprazole) is an antipsychotic that is used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Question 16
What is the generic name for AcipHex?

A
lansoprazole
B
pantoprazole
C
esomeprazole
D
rabeprazole
Question 16 Explanation: 
AcipHex (rabeprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor that is used to treat a variety of conditions including gastroesophageal reflux disease, ulcers, and heartburn.
Question 17
What is the generic name for Plavix?

A
clonidine
B
urokinase
C
alteplase
D
clopidogrel
Question 17 Explanation: 
Plavix (clopidogrel) is an antiplatelet agent that is used to inhibit blood clots and to prevent heart attacks and strokes.
Question 18
What is the generic name for Yaz?

A
ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
B
ethinyl estradiol/drospirenone
C
ezetimibe/simvastatin
D
etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
Question 18 Explanation: 
Yaz (ethinyl estradiol/drospirenone) is a combined oral contraceptive (birth control pill). It is also used to treat acne and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
Question 19
What is the generic name for Zyprexa?

A
quetiapine
B
olanzapine
C
loxapine
D
haloperidol
Question 19 Explanation: 
Zyprexa (olanzapine) an antipsychotic that is used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Question 20
What is the generic name for Vyvanse?

A
lisdexamfetamine
B
atomoxetine
C
methylphenidate
D
desipramine
Question 20 Explanation: 
Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is a stimulant that is used in the treatment of ADHD and binge eating disorder.
Question 21
What is the generic name for Lexapro?

A
escitalopram
B
diazepam
C
citalopram
D
lorazepam
Question 21 Explanation: 
Lexapro (escitalopram) is an antidepressant that is used to treat major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder.
Question 22
What is the generic name for Combivent Respimat?

A
tiotropium bromide
B
budesonide/formoterol
C
ipratropium bromide/albuterol
D
fluticasone/salmeterol
Question 22 Explanation: 
Combivent Respimat (ipratropium bromide/albuterol) is a combination drug that is used to treat COPD in patients who require more than one bronchodilator.
Question 23
What is the generic name for Lantus?

A
insulin glulisine
B
insulin glargine
C
insuline lispro
D
insuline detemir
Question 23 Explanation: 
Lantus (insulin glargine) is a long-acting form of insulin used to treat type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
Question 24
What is the generic name for Synthroid?

A
lithostat
B
levothyroxine
C
liothyronine
D
liotrix
Question 24 Explanation: 
Synthroid (levothyroxine) is a synthetic thyroid hormone that is used to treat thyroid hormone deficiency.
Question 25
What is the generic name for Humalog?

A
insulin lispro
B
insulin glulisine
C
insulin glargine
D
insulin detemir
Question 25 Explanation: 
Humalog (insulin lispro) is a fast-acting insulin that is used to treat people with Type 1 diabetes or Type 2 diabetes.
Question 26
What is the generic name for Concerta?

A
desipramine
B
methylphenidate
C
clonidine
D
pemoline
Question 26 Explanation: 
Concerta (methylphenidate) is a stimulant that is used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy.
Question 27
What is the generic name for Tamiflu?

A
oseltamivir
B
valacyclovir
C
vancomycin
D
acyclovir
Question 27 Explanation: 
Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is an antiviral medication that is used to treat influenza (flu).
Question 28
What is the generic name for Lyrica?

A
clonazepam
B
pregabalin
C
primidone
D
phenytoin
Question 28 Explanation: 
Lyrica (pregabalin) is used to treat epilepsy, neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia, and generalized anxiety disorder.
Question 29
What is the generic name for Advair Diskus?

A
prednisone
B
fluticasone/salmeterol
C
mometasone furoate
D
flunisolide
Question 29 Explanation: 
Advair Diskus (fluticasone/salmeterol) is combination drug that is used in the management of asthma and COPD.
Question 30
What is the generic name for Cymbalta?

A
fluoxetine
B
sertraline
C
citalopram
D
duloxetine
Question 30 Explanation: 
Cymbalta (duloxetine) is used to treat major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, fibromyalgia, and neuropathic pain.
Question 31
What is the generic name for OxyContin?

A
oxycodone
B
codeine
C
morphine
D
oxaprozin
Question 31 Explanation: 
OxyContin (oxycodone) is an opioid used for the relief of moderate to severe pain.
Question 32
What is the generic name for Diovan?

A
prazosin
B
doxazosin
C
losartan
D
valsartan
Question 32 Explanation: 
Diovan (valsartan) is used for the treatment of high blood pressure and congestive heart failure.
Question 33
What is the generic name for Adderall?

A
dexmethylphenidate
B
amphetamine/dextroamphetamine
C
clonidine
D
lisdexamfetamin dimesylate
Question 33 Explanation: 
Adderall (amphetamine/dextroamphetamine) is a combination drug that is used in the treatment of ADHD and narcolepsy.
Question 34
What is the generic name for Ambien?

A
lorazepam
B
alprazolam
C
zolpidem
D
eszopiclone
Question 34 Explanation: 
Ambien (zolpidem) is a sedative that is used for the treatment of insomnia.
Question 35
What is the generic name for Levaquin?

A
cinoxacin
B
lomefloxacin
C
ciprofloxacin
D
levofloxacin
Question 35 Explanation: 
Levaquin (levofloxacin) is an antibiotic that is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections.
Question 36
What is the generic name for Detrol LA?

A
oxybutynin
B
fesoterodine
C
darifenacin
D
tolterodine
Question 36 Explanation: 
Detrol LA (tolterodine) is an antimuscarinic drug that is used for the symptomatic treatment of urinary incontinence.
Question 37
What is the generic name for Lipitor?

A
lovastatin
B
fluvastatin
C
simvastatin
D
atorvastatin
Question 37 Explanation: 
Lipitor (atorvastatin) is a statin that used to prevent cardiovascular disease.
Question 38
What is the generic name for Spiriva?

A
albuterol
B
tiotropium
C
bitolterol
D
pirbuterol
Question 38 Explanation: 
Spiriva (tiotropium) is a long-acting bronchodilator that is used in the management of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).
Question 39
What is the generic name for Crestor?

A
simvastatin
B
pravastatin
C
atorvastatin
D
rosuvastatin
Question 39 Explanation: 
Crestor (rosuvastatin) is a statin that is used to treat high cholesterol and to prevent cardiovascular disease.
Question 40
What is the generic name for TriCor?

A
clofibrate
B
colestipole
C
colesevelam
D
fenofibrate
Question 40 Explanation: 
TriCor (fenofibrate) is used to reduce cholesterol levels in people at risk of cardiovascular disease.
Question 41
What is the generic name for Geodon?

A
paliperidone
B
olanzapine
C
ziprasidone
D
aripiprazole
Question 41 Explanation: 
Geodon (ziprasidone) is an antipsychotic used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Question 42
What is the generic name for Namenda?

A
tacrine
B
memantine
C
donepezil
D
galantamine
Question 42 Explanation: 
Namenda (memantine) is used for the treatment of moderate-to-severe Alzheimer's disease.
Question 43
What is the generic name for Vytorin?

A
niacin/lovastatin
B
ezetimibe/simvastatin
C
amlodipine/atorvastatin
D
fenofibrate
Question 43 Explanation: 
Vytorin (ezetimibe/simvastatin) is a combination drug used to lower the production of cholesterol and the absorption of cholesterol.
Question 44
What is the generic name for Januvia?

A
glipizide
B
acarbose
C
pramlintide
D
sitagliptin
Question 44 Explanation: 
Januvia (sitagliptin) is an antihyperglycemic that is used in the treatment of diabetes.
Question 45
What is the generic name for Cialis?

A
enalapril
B
tadalafil
C
vardenafil
D
sildenafil
Question 45 Explanation: 
Cialis (tadalafil) is used to treat erectile dysfunction.
Question 46
What is the generic name for Celebrex?

A
cefotaxime
B
citalopram
C
celecoxib
D
cefoxitin
Question 46 Explanation: 
Celebrex (celecoxib) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that relieves pain and inflammation. It is used to treat arthritis and acute pain.
Question 47
What is the generic name for Lunesta?

A
temazepam
B
eszopiclone
C
lorazepam
D
zaleplon
Question 47 Explanation: 
Lunesta (eszopiclone) is a sedative hypnotic that is used in the treatment of insomnia.
Question 48
What is the generic name for Xalatan?

A
bimatoprost
B
travoprost
C
unoprostone
D
latanoprost
Question 48 Explanation: 
Xalatan (latanoprost) is administered into the eyes to control the progression of glaucoma or ocular hypertension, by reducing intraocular pressure.
Question 49
What is the generic name for Aricept?

A
donepezil
B
galantamine
C
memantine
D
tacrine
Question 49 Explanation: 
Aricept (donepezil) is used to improve the cognition and behavior of people with Alzheimer's.
Question 50
What is the generic name for Zetia?

A
cholestyramine
B
ezetimibe
C
amlodipine/atorvastatin
D
niacin/lovastatin
Question 50 Explanation: 
Zetia (ezetimibe) lowers cholesterol levels by decreasing cholesterol absorption in the small intestine.
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