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 Diovan?

A
prazosin
B
valsartan
C
losartan
D
doxazosin
Question 1 Explanation: 
Diovan (valsartan) is used for the treatment of high blood pressure and congestive heart failure.
Question 2
What is the generic name for Combivent Respimat?

A
tiotropium bromide
B
budesonide/formoterol
C
fluticasone/salmeterol
D
ipratropium bromide/albuterol
Question 2 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 3
What is the generic name for Seroquel?

A
olanzapine
B
olanzapine/fluoxetine
C
clozapine
D
quetiapine
Question 3 Explanation: 
Seroquel (quetiapine) is an antipsychotic used to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder.
Question 4
What is the generic name for Vyvanse?

A
lisdexamfetamine
B
atomoxetine
C
methylphenidate
D
desipramine
Question 4 Explanation: 
Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is a stimulant that is used in the treatment of ADHD and binge eating disorder.
Question 5
What is the generic name for Advair Diskus?

A
fluticasone/salmeterol
B
mometasone furoate
C
flunisolide
D
prednisone
Question 5 Explanation: 
Advair Diskus (fluticasone/salmeterol) is combination drug that is used in the management of asthma and COPD.
Question 6
What is the generic name for Synthroid?

A
liotrix
B
liothyronine
C
lithostat
D
levothyroxine
Question 6 Explanation: 
Synthroid (levothyroxine) is a synthetic thyroid hormone that is used to treat thyroid hormone deficiency.
Question 7
What is the generic name for Lipitor?

A
atorvastatin
B
simvastatin
C
lovastatin
D
fluvastatin
Question 7 Explanation: 
Lipitor (atorvastatin) is a statin that used to prevent cardiovascular disease.
Question 8
What is the generic name for Tamiflu?

A
oseltamivir
B
valacyclovir
C
acyclovir
D
vancomycin
Question 8 Explanation: 
Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is an antiviral medication that is used to treat influenza (flu).
Question 9
What is the generic name for Levaquin?

A
lomefloxacin
B
ciprofloxacin
C
cinoxacin
D
levofloxacin
Question 9 Explanation: 
Levaquin (levofloxacin) is an antibiotic that is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections.
Question 10
What is the generic name for Concerta?

A
pemoline
B
methylphenidate
C
clonidine
D
desipramine
Question 10 Explanation: 
Concerta (methylphenidate) is a stimulant that is used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy.
Question 11
What is the generic name for Humalog?

A
insulin glargine
B
insulin lispro
C
insulin glulisine
D
insulin detemir
Question 11 Explanation: 
Humalog (insulin lispro) is a fast-acting insulin that is used to treat people with Type 1 diabetes or Type 2 diabetes.
Question 12
What is the generic name for Niaspan?

A
naproxen
B
niacin
C
nicardipine
D
nifedipine
Question 12 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 13
What is the generic name for Effexor XR?

A
venlafaxine
B
escitalopram
C
duloxetine
D
citalopram
Question 13 Explanation: 
Effexor XR (venlafaxine) is an antidepressant that is used to treat major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and social phobia.
Question 14
What is the generic name for Januvia?

A
glipizide
B
pramlintide
C
sitagliptin
D
acarbose
Question 14 Explanation: 
Januvia (sitagliptin) is an antihyperglycemic that is used in the treatment of diabetes.
Question 15
What is the generic name for Remicade?

A
amitriptyline
B
infliximab
C
imipramine
D
adalimumab
Question 15 Explanation: 
Remicade (infliximab) is used to treat autoimmune diseases including Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, psoriasis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Question 16
What is the generic name for Yaz?

A
ezetimibe/simvastatin
B
ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
C
ethinyl estradiol/drospirenone
D
etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
Question 16 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 17
What is the generic name for Lyrica?

A
clonazepam
B
pregabalin
C
phenytoin
D
primidone
Question 17 Explanation: 
Lyrica (pregabalin) is used to treat epilepsy, neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia, and generalized anxiety disorder.
Question 18
What is the generic name for Vytorin?

A
amlodipine/atorvastatin
B
niacin/lovastatin
C
fenofibrate
D
ezetimibe/simvastatin
Question 18 Explanation: 
Vytorin (ezetimibe/simvastatin) is a combination drug used to lower the production of cholesterol and the absorption of cholesterol.
Question 19
What is the generic name for Nexium?

A
lansoprazole
B
esomeprazole
C
olmesartan
D
omeprazole
Question 19 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 20
What is the generic name for Celebrex?

A
celecoxib
B
cefoxitin
C
citalopram
D
cefotaxime
Question 20 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 21
What is the generic name for Cialis?

A
vardenafil
B
tadalafil
C
enalapril
D
sildenafil
Question 21 Explanation: 
Cialis (tadalafil) is used to treat erectile dysfunction.
Question 22
What is the generic name for Symbicort?

A
ipratropium bromide/albuterol
B
fexofenadine/pseudoephedrine
C
budesonide/formoterol
D
fluticasone/salmeterol
Question 22 Explanation: 
Symbicort (budesonide/formoterol) is a combination drug that is used in the management of asthma and COPD.
Question 23
What is the generic name for Lantus?

A
insulin glargine
B
insuline detemir
C
insuline lispro
D
insulin glulisine
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 Zetia?

A
cholestyramine
B
niacin/lovastatin
C
ezetimibe
D
amlodipine/atorvastatin
Question 24 Explanation: 
Zetia (ezetimibe) lowers cholesterol levels by decreasing cholesterol absorption in the small intestine.
Question 25
What is the generic name for OxyContin?

A
oxaprozin
B
morphine
C
codeine
D
oxycodone
Question 25 Explanation: 
OxyContin (oxycodone) is an opioid used for the relief of moderate to severe pain.
Question 26
What is the generic name for Namenda?

A
tacrine
B
memantine
C
galantamine
D
donepezil
Question 26 Explanation: 
Namenda (memantine) is used for the treatment of moderate-to-severe Alzheimer's disease.
Question 27
What is the generic name for Diflucan?

A
fluconazole
B
flomax
C
doxazosin
D
raloxifine
Question 27 Explanation: 
Diflucan (fluconazole) is an antifungal medication that is used to treat a variety of fungal infections.
Question 28
What is the generic name for Aricept?

A
tacrine
B
galantamine
C
donepezil
D
memantine
Question 28 Explanation: 
Aricept (donepezil) is used to improve the cognition and behavior of people with Alzheimer's.
Question 29
What is the generic name for Suboxone?

A
propoxyphene/acetaminophen
B
pentazocine/naloxone
C
hydrocodone/acetaminophen
D
buprenorphine/naloxone
Question 29 Explanation: 
Suboxone (buprenorphine/naloxone) is a combination drug that is used in the treatment of opioid dependence.
Question 30
What is the generic name for Lunesta?

A
temazepam
B
lorazepam
C
zaleplon
D
eszopiclone
Question 30 Explanation: 
Lunesta (eszopiclone) is a sedative hypnotic that is used in the treatment of insomnia.
Question 31
What is the generic name for Benicar?

A
irbesartan
B
valsartan
C
losartan
D
olmesartan
Question 31 Explanation: 
Benicar (olmesartan) is used to treat high blood pressure.
Question 32
What is the generic name for Abilify?

A
zonisamide
B
aripiprazole
C
loxapine
D
promazine
Question 32 Explanation: 
Abilify (aripiprazole) is an antipsychotic that is used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Question 33
What is the generic name for Viagra?

A
tadalafil
B
vardenafil
C
sildenafil
D
verapamil
Question 33 Explanation: 
Viagra (sildenafil) is used to treat erectile dysfunction.
Question 34
What is the generic name for Lexapro?

A
lorazepam
B
citalopram
C
diazepam
D
escitalopram
Question 34 Explanation: 
Lexapro (escitalopram) is an antidepressant that is used to treat major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder.
Question 35
What is the generic name for Plavix?

A
urokinase
B
alteplase
C
clopidogrel
D
clonidine
Question 35 Explanation: 
Plavix (clopidogrel) is an antiplatelet agent that is used to inhibit blood clots and to prevent heart attacks and strokes.
Question 36
What is the generic name for Nasonex?

A
budsonide
B
dexamethasone
C
mometasone furoate
D
fluticasone
Question 36 Explanation: 
Nasonex (mometasone furoate) is a glucocorticosteroid that is used to treat allergies, asthma, and inflammatory skin disorders.
Question 37
What is the generic name for Adderall?

A
lisdexamfetamin dimesylate
B
clonidine
C
amphetamine/dextroamphetamine
D
dexmethylphenidate
Question 37 Explanation: 
Adderall (amphetamine/dextroamphetamine) is a combination drug that is used in the treatment of ADHD and narcolepsy.
Question 38
What is the generic name for AcipHex?

A
rabeprazole
B
lansoprazole
C
esomeprazole
D
pantoprazole
Question 38 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 39
What is the generic name for Crestor?

A
atorvastatin
B
simvastatin
C
pravastatin
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 Cymbalta?

A
duloxetine
B
fluoxetine
C
sertraline
D
citalopram
Question 40 Explanation: 
Cymbalta (duloxetine) is used to treat major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, fibromyalgia, and neuropathic pain.
Question 41
What is the generic name for NovoLog?

A
insulin aspart
B
insulin lispro
C
insulin detemir
D
insulin glulisine
Question 41 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 42
What is the generic name for Actos?

A
mupirocin
B
rosiglitazone
C
metformin
D
pioglitazone
Question 42 Explanation: 
Actos (pioglitazone) is used to lower blood glucose levels in the treatment of diabetes.
Question 43
What is the generic name for Spiriva?

A
tiotropium
B
pirbuterol
C
albuterol
D
bitolterol
Question 43 Explanation: 
Spiriva (tiotropium) is a long-acting bronchodilator that is used in the management of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).
Question 44
What is the generic name for Singulair?

A
zileuton
B
zafirlukast
C
montelukast
D
mometasone furoate
Question 44 Explanation: 
Singulair (montelukast) is used to treat asthma and to relieve symptoms of seasonal allergies.
Question 45
What is the generic name for Xalatan?

A
bimatoprost
B
unoprostone
C
latanoprost
D
travoprost
Question 45 Explanation: 
Xalatan (latanoprost) is administered into the eyes to control the progression of glaucoma or ocular hypertension, by reducing intraocular pressure.
Question 46
What is the generic name for TriCor?

A
colesevelam
B
fenofibrate
C
clofibrate
D
colestipole
Question 46 Explanation: 
TriCor (fenofibrate) is used to reduce cholesterol levels in people at risk of cardiovascular disease.
Question 47
What is the generic name for Ambien?

A
eszopiclone
B
lorazepam
C
alprazolam
D
zolpidem
Question 47 Explanation: 
Ambien (zolpidem) is a sedative that is used for the treatment of insomnia.
Question 48
What is the generic name for Geodon?

A
ziprasidone
B
aripiprazole
C
paliperidone
D
olanzapine
Question 48 Explanation: 
Geodon (ziprasidone) is an antipsychotic used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Question 49
What is the generic name for Detrol LA?

A
fesoterodine
B
tolterodine
C
darifenacin
D
oxybutynin
Question 49 Explanation: 
Detrol LA (tolterodine) is an antimuscarinic drug that is used for the symptomatic treatment of urinary incontinence.
Question 50
What is the generic name for Zyprexa?

A
quetiapine
B
haloperidol
C
olanzapine
D
loxapine
Question 50 Explanation: 
Zyprexa (olanzapine) an antipsychotic that is used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
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