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 Actos?

A
mupirocin
B
metformin
C
rosiglitazone
D
pioglitazone
Question 1 Explanation: 
Actos (pioglitazone) is used to lower blood glucose levels in the treatment of diabetes.
Question 2
What is the generic name for Namenda?

A
galantamine
B
tacrine
C
donepezil
D
memantine
Question 2 Explanation: 
Namenda (memantine) is used for the treatment of moderate-to-severe Alzheimer's disease.
Question 3
What is the generic name for Vytorin?

A
fenofibrate
B
niacin/lovastatin
C
amlodipine/atorvastatin
D
ezetimibe/simvastatin
Question 3 Explanation: 
Vytorin (ezetimibe/simvastatin) is a combination drug used to lower the production of cholesterol and the absorption of cholesterol.
Question 4
What is the generic name for Lunesta?

A
zaleplon
B
lorazepam
C
eszopiclone
D
temazepam
Question 4 Explanation: 
Lunesta (eszopiclone) is a sedative hypnotic that is used in the treatment of insomnia.
Question 5
What is the generic name for Aricept?

A
donepezil
B
memantine
C
tacrine
D
galantamine
Question 5 Explanation: 
Aricept (donepezil) is used to improve the cognition and behavior of people with Alzheimer's.
Question 6
What is the generic name for Nexium?

A
omeprazole
B
olmesartan
C
lansoprazole
D
esomeprazole
Question 6 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 7
What is the generic name for Effexor XR?

A
duloxetine
B
venlafaxine
C
escitalopram
D
citalopram
Question 7 Explanation: 
Effexor XR (venlafaxine) is an antidepressant that is used to treat major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and social phobia.
Question 8
What is the generic name for Advair Diskus?

A
flunisolide
B
fluticasone/salmeterol
C
prednisone
D
mometasone furoate
Question 8 Explanation: 
Advair Diskus (fluticasone/salmeterol) is combination drug that is used in the management of asthma and COPD.
Question 9
What is the generic name for Januvia?

A
glipizide
B
sitagliptin
C
acarbose
D
pramlintide
Question 9 Explanation: 
Januvia (sitagliptin) is an antihyperglycemic that is used in the treatment of diabetes.
Question 10
What is the generic name for Remicade?

A
amitriptyline
B
imipramine
C
adalimumab
D
infliximab
Question 10 Explanation: 
Remicade (infliximab) is used to treat autoimmune diseases including Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, psoriasis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Question 11
What is the generic name for Suboxone?

A
propoxyphene/acetaminophen
B
buprenorphine/naloxone
C
pentazocine/naloxone
D
hydrocodone/acetaminophen
Question 11 Explanation: 
Suboxone (buprenorphine/naloxone) is a combination drug that is used in the treatment of opioid dependence.
Question 12
What is the generic name for Xalatan?

A
travoprost
B
unoprostone
C
latanoprost
D
bimatoprost
Question 12 Explanation: 
Xalatan (latanoprost) is administered into the eyes to control the progression of glaucoma or ocular hypertension, by reducing intraocular pressure.
Question 13
What is the generic name for Singulair?

A
zileuton
B
zafirlukast
C
montelukast
D
mometasone furoate
Question 13 Explanation: 
Singulair (montelukast) is used to treat asthma and to relieve symptoms of seasonal allergies.
Question 14
What is the generic name for Lyrica?

A
pregabalin
B
clonazepam
C
phenytoin
D
primidone
Question 14 Explanation: 
Lyrica (pregabalin) is used to treat epilepsy, neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia, and generalized anxiety disorder.
Question 15
What is the generic name for AcipHex?

A
rabeprazole
B
lansoprazole
C
esomeprazole
D
pantoprazole
Question 15 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 16
What is the generic name for Zetia?

A
ezetimibe
B
niacin/lovastatin
C
cholestyramine
D
amlodipine/atorvastatin
Question 16 Explanation: 
Zetia (ezetimibe) lowers cholesterol levels by decreasing cholesterol absorption in the small intestine.
Question 17
What is the generic name for Tamiflu?

A
oseltamivir
B
valacyclovir
C
vancomycin
D
acyclovir
Question 17 Explanation: 
Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is an antiviral medication that is used to treat influenza (flu).
Question 18
What is the generic name for Lantus?

A
insulin glargine
B
insulin glulisine
C
insuline lispro
D
insuline detemir
Question 18 Explanation: 
Lantus (insulin glargine) is a long-acting form of insulin used to treat type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
Question 19
What is the generic name for Geodon?

A
ziprasidone
B
paliperidone
C
olanzapine
D
aripiprazole
Question 19 Explanation: 
Geodon (ziprasidone) is an antipsychotic used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Question 20
What is the generic name for Lipitor?

A
simvastatin
B
fluvastatin
C
atorvastatin
D
lovastatin
Question 20 Explanation: 
Lipitor (atorvastatin) is a statin that used to prevent cardiovascular disease.
Question 21
What is the generic name for Lexapro?

A
diazepam
B
escitalopram
C
lorazepam
D
citalopram
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 NovoLog?

A
insulin aspart
B
insulin detemir
C
insulin lispro
D
insulin glulisine
Question 22 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 23
What is the generic name for Seroquel?

A
clozapine
B
olanzapine
C
olanzapine/fluoxetine
D
quetiapine
Question 23 Explanation: 
Seroquel (quetiapine) is an antipsychotic used to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder.
Question 24
What is the generic name for Zyprexa?

A
loxapine
B
haloperidol
C
olanzapine
D
quetiapine
Question 24 Explanation: 
Zyprexa (olanzapine) an antipsychotic that is used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Question 25
What is the generic name for Concerta?

A
pemoline
B
desipramine
C
methylphenidate
D
clonidine
Question 25 Explanation: 
Concerta (methylphenidate) is a stimulant that is used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy.
Question 26
What is the generic name for Humalog?

A
insulin detemir
B
insulin lispro
C
insulin glargine
D
insulin glulisine
Question 26 Explanation: 
Humalog (insulin lispro) is a fast-acting insulin that is used to treat people with Type 1 diabetes or Type 2 diabetes.
Question 27
What is the generic name for Nasonex?

A
mometasone furoate
B
fluticasone
C
dexamethasone
D
budsonide
Question 27 Explanation: 
Nasonex (mometasone furoate) is a glucocorticosteroid that is used to treat allergies, asthma, and inflammatory skin disorders.
Question 28
What is the generic name for Benicar?

A
valsartan
B
losartan
C
olmesartan
D
irbesartan
Question 28 Explanation: 
Benicar (olmesartan) is used to treat high blood pressure.
Question 29
What is the generic name for Spiriva?

A
bitolterol
B
pirbuterol
C
albuterol
D
tiotropium
Question 29 Explanation: 
Spiriva (tiotropium) is a long-acting bronchodilator that is used in the management of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).
Question 30
What is the generic name for Diflucan?

A
raloxifine
B
flomax
C
doxazosin
D
fluconazole
Question 30 Explanation: 
Diflucan (fluconazole) is an antifungal medication that is used to treat a variety of fungal infections.
Question 31
What is the generic name for Crestor?

A
rosuvastatin
B
simvastatin
C
atorvastatin
D
pravastatin
Question 31 Explanation: 
Crestor (rosuvastatin) is a statin that is used to treat high cholesterol and to prevent cardiovascular disease.
Question 32
What is the generic name for Yaz?

A
etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
B
ethinyl estradiol/drospirenone
C
ezetimibe/simvastatin
D
ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
Question 32 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 33
What is the generic name for Levaquin?

A
levofloxacin
B
ciprofloxacin
C
lomefloxacin
D
cinoxacin
Question 33 Explanation: 
Levaquin (levofloxacin) is an antibiotic that is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections.
Question 34
What is the generic name for Niaspan?

A
nifedipine
B
nicardipine
C
niacin
D
naproxen
Question 34 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 35
What is the generic name for Combivent Respimat?

A
ipratropium bromide/albuterol
B
fluticasone/salmeterol
C
tiotropium bromide
D
budesonide/formoterol
Question 35 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 36
What is the generic name for Cialis?

A
vardenafil
B
enalapril
C
tadalafil
D
sildenafil
Question 36 Explanation: 
Cialis (tadalafil) is used to treat erectile dysfunction.
Question 37
What is the generic name for Detrol LA?

A
tolterodine
B
darifenacin
C
oxybutynin
D
fesoterodine
Question 37 Explanation: 
Detrol LA (tolterodine) is an antimuscarinic drug that is used for the symptomatic treatment of urinary incontinence.
Question 38
What is the generic name for Symbicort?

A
ipratropium bromide/albuterol
B
fexofenadine/pseudoephedrine
C
budesonide/formoterol
D
fluticasone/salmeterol
Question 38 Explanation: 
Symbicort (budesonide/formoterol) is a combination drug that is used in the management of asthma and COPD.
Question 39
What is the generic name for Ambien?

A
lorazepam
B
eszopiclone
C
alprazolam
D
zolpidem
Question 39 Explanation: 
Ambien (zolpidem) is a sedative that is used for the treatment of insomnia.
Question 40
What is the generic name for Synthroid?

A
liotrix
B
lithostat
C
liothyronine
D
levothyroxine
Question 40 Explanation: 
Synthroid (levothyroxine) is a synthetic thyroid hormone that is used to treat thyroid hormone deficiency.
Question 41
What is the generic name for Viagra?

A
verapamil
B
tadalafil
C
sildenafil
D
vardenafil
Question 41 Explanation: 
Viagra (sildenafil) is used to treat erectile dysfunction.
Question 42
What is the generic name for TriCor?

A
fenofibrate
B
clofibrate
C
colestipole
D
colesevelam
Question 42 Explanation: 
TriCor (fenofibrate) is used to reduce cholesterol levels in people at risk of cardiovascular disease.
Question 43
What is the generic name for Celebrex?

A
cefoxitin
B
celecoxib
C
citalopram
D
cefotaxime
Question 43 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 44
What is the generic name for Plavix?

A
urokinase
B
clonidine
C
alteplase
D
clopidogrel
Question 44 Explanation: 
Plavix (clopidogrel) is an antiplatelet agent that is used to inhibit blood clots and to prevent heart attacks and strokes.
Question 45
What is the generic name for Cymbalta?

A
duloxetine
B
fluoxetine
C
sertraline
D
citalopram
Question 45 Explanation: 
Cymbalta (duloxetine) is used to treat major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, fibromyalgia, and neuropathic pain.
Question 46
What is the generic name for Vyvanse?

A
desipramine
B
atomoxetine
C
methylphenidate
D
lisdexamfetamine
Question 46 Explanation: 
Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is a stimulant that is used in the treatment of ADHD and binge eating disorder.
Question 47
What is the generic name for OxyContin?

A
oxaprozin
B
morphine
C
codeine
D
oxycodone
Question 47 Explanation: 
OxyContin (oxycodone) is an opioid used for the relief of moderate to severe pain.
Question 48
What is the generic name for Diovan?

A
prazosin
B
valsartan
C
doxazosin
D
losartan
Question 48 Explanation: 
Diovan (valsartan) is used for the treatment of high blood pressure and congestive heart failure.
Question 49
What is the generic name for Adderall?

A
lisdexamfetamin dimesylate
B
dexmethylphenidate
C
clonidine
D
amphetamine/dextroamphetamine
Question 49 Explanation: 
Adderall (amphetamine/dextroamphetamine) is a combination drug that is used in the treatment of ADHD and narcolepsy.
Question 50
What is the generic name for Abilify?

A
aripiprazole
B
promazine
C
loxapine
D
zonisamide
Question 50 Explanation: 
Abilify (aripiprazole) is an antipsychotic that is used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
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