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 Zetia?

A
niacin/lovastatin
B
ezetimibe
C
cholestyramine
D
amlodipine/atorvastatin
Question 1 Explanation: 
Zetia (ezetimibe) lowers cholesterol levels by decreasing cholesterol absorption in the small intestine.
Question 2
What is the generic name for Suboxone?

A
propoxyphene/acetaminophen
B
buprenorphine/naloxone
C
pentazocine/naloxone
D
hydrocodone/acetaminophen
Question 2 Explanation: 
Suboxone (buprenorphine/naloxone) is a combination drug that is used in the treatment of opioid dependence.
Question 3
What is the generic name for Seroquel?

A
olanzapine/fluoxetine
B
quetiapine
C
clozapine
D
olanzapine
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 Effexor XR?

A
duloxetine
B
escitalopram
C
citalopram
D
venlafaxine
Question 4 Explanation: 
Effexor XR (venlafaxine) is an antidepressant that is used to treat major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and social phobia.
Question 5
What is the generic name for Advair Diskus?

A
mometasone furoate
B
flunisolide
C
fluticasone/salmeterol
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 Lipitor?

A
fluvastatin
B
simvastatin
C
atorvastatin
D
lovastatin
Question 6 Explanation: 
Lipitor (atorvastatin) is a statin that used to prevent cardiovascular disease.
Question 7
What is the generic name for Humalog?

A
insulin lispro
B
insulin glargine
C
insulin glulisine
D
insulin detemir
Question 7 Explanation: 
Humalog (insulin lispro) is a fast-acting insulin that is used to treat people with Type 1 diabetes or Type 2 diabetes.
Question 8
What is the generic name for Celebrex?

A
cefotaxime
B
cefoxitin
C
celecoxib
D
citalopram
Question 8 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 9
What is the generic name for Januvia?

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

A
amlodipine/atorvastatin
B
fenofibrate
C
ezetimibe/simvastatin
D
niacin/lovastatin
Question 10 Explanation: 
Vytorin (ezetimibe/simvastatin) is a combination drug used to lower the production of cholesterol and the absorption of cholesterol.
Question 11
What is the generic name for Niaspan?

A
nicardipine
B
naproxen
C
nifedipine
D
niacin
Question 11 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 12
What is the generic name for Nexium?

A
esomeprazole
B
lansoprazole
C
olmesartan
D
omeprazole
Question 12 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 13
What is the generic name for Namenda?

A
donepezil
B
galantamine
C
memantine
D
tacrine
Question 13 Explanation: 
Namenda (memantine) is used for the treatment of moderate-to-severe Alzheimer's disease.
Question 14
What is the generic name for Combivent Respimat?

A
ipratropium bromide/albuterol
B
budesonide/formoterol
C
fluticasone/salmeterol
D
tiotropium bromide
Question 14 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 15
What is the generic name for Yaz?

A
ethinyl estradiol/drospirenone
B
ezetimibe/simvastatin
C
etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
D
ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
Question 15 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 16
What is the generic name for Plavix?

A
clopidogrel
B
urokinase
C
alteplase
D
clonidine
Question 16 Explanation: 
Plavix (clopidogrel) is an antiplatelet agent that is used to inhibit blood clots and to prevent heart attacks and strokes.
Question 17
What is the generic name for Actos?

A
rosiglitazone
B
metformin
C
pioglitazone
D
mupirocin
Question 17 Explanation: 
Actos (pioglitazone) is used to lower blood glucose levels in the treatment of diabetes.
Question 18
What is the generic name for Remicade?

A
adalimumab
B
imipramine
C
infliximab
D
amitriptyline
Question 18 Explanation: 
Remicade (infliximab) is used to treat autoimmune diseases including Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, psoriasis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Question 19
What is the generic name for Cialis?

A
tadalafil
B
vardenafil
C
enalapril
D
sildenafil
Question 19 Explanation: 
Cialis (tadalafil) is used to treat erectile dysfunction.
Question 20
What is the generic name for Nasonex?

A
mometasone furoate
B
fluticasone
C
budsonide
D
dexamethasone
Question 20 Explanation: 
Nasonex (mometasone furoate) is a glucocorticosteroid that is used to treat allergies, asthma, and inflammatory skin disorders.
Question 21
What is the generic name for Viagra?

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

A
paliperidone
B
olanzapine
C
ziprasidone
D
aripiprazole
Question 22 Explanation: 
Geodon (ziprasidone) is an antipsychotic used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Question 23
What is the generic name for NovoLog?

A
insulin detemir
B
insulin aspart
C
insulin glulisine
D
insulin lispro
Question 23 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 24
What is the generic name for Abilify?

A
promazine
B
loxapine
C
zonisamide
D
aripiprazole
Question 24 Explanation: 
Abilify (aripiprazole) is an antipsychotic that is used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Question 25
What is the generic name for Symbicort?

A
fexofenadine/pseudoephedrine
B
fluticasone/salmeterol
C
budesonide/formoterol
D
ipratropium bromide/albuterol
Question 25 Explanation: 
Symbicort (budesonide/formoterol) is a combination drug that is used in the management of asthma and COPD.
Question 26
What is the generic name for Vyvanse?

A
lisdexamfetamine
B
desipramine
C
methylphenidate
D
atomoxetine
Question 26 Explanation: 
Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is a stimulant that is used in the treatment of ADHD and binge eating disorder.
Question 27
What is the generic name for TriCor?

A
fenofibrate
B
clofibrate
C
colestipole
D
colesevelam
Question 27 Explanation: 
TriCor (fenofibrate) is used to reduce cholesterol levels in people at risk of cardiovascular disease.
Question 28
What is the generic name for Crestor?

A
rosuvastatin
B
pravastatin
C
simvastatin
D
atorvastatin
Question 28 Explanation: 
Crestor (rosuvastatin) is a statin that is used to treat high cholesterol and to prevent cardiovascular disease.
Question 29
What is the generic name for Lexapro?

A
citalopram
B
diazepam
C
lorazepam
D
escitalopram
Question 29 Explanation: 
Lexapro (escitalopram) is an antidepressant that is used to treat major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder.
Question 30
What is the generic name for Lantus?

A
insuline detemir
B
insuline lispro
C
insulin glulisine
D
insulin glargine
Question 30 Explanation: 
Lantus (insulin glargine) is a long-acting form of insulin used to treat type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
Question 31
What is the generic name for Singulair?

A
montelukast
B
zafirlukast
C
zileuton
D
mometasone furoate
Question 31 Explanation: 
Singulair (montelukast) is used to treat asthma and to relieve symptoms of seasonal allergies.
Question 32
What is the generic name for Concerta?

A
methylphenidate
B
desipramine
C
pemoline
D
clonidine
Question 32 Explanation: 
Concerta (methylphenidate) is a stimulant that is used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy.
Question 33
What is the generic name for OxyContin?

A
codeine
B
morphine
C
oxycodone
D
oxaprozin
Question 33 Explanation: 
OxyContin (oxycodone) is an opioid used for the relief of moderate to severe pain.
Question 34
What is the generic name for Levaquin?

A
lomefloxacin
B
cinoxacin
C
levofloxacin
D
ciprofloxacin
Question 34 Explanation: 
Levaquin (levofloxacin) is an antibiotic that is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections.
Question 35
What is the generic name for Tamiflu?

A
oseltamivir
B
vancomycin
C
acyclovir
D
valacyclovir
Question 35 Explanation: 
Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is an antiviral medication that is used to treat influenza (flu).
Question 36
What is the generic name for Benicar?

A
olmesartan
B
losartan
C
valsartan
D
irbesartan
Question 36 Explanation: 
Benicar (olmesartan) is used to treat high blood pressure.
Question 37
What is the generic name for Spiriva?

A
tiotropium
B
bitolterol
C
albuterol
D
pirbuterol
Question 37 Explanation: 
Spiriva (tiotropium) is a long-acting bronchodilator that is used in the management of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).
Question 38
What is the generic name for Lunesta?

A
lorazepam
B
temazepam
C
eszopiclone
D
zaleplon
Question 38 Explanation: 
Lunesta (eszopiclone) is a sedative hypnotic that is used in the treatment of insomnia.
Question 39
What is the generic name for Cymbalta?

A
sertraline
B
duloxetine
C
citalopram
D
fluoxetine
Question 39 Explanation: 
Cymbalta (duloxetine) is used to treat major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, fibromyalgia, and neuropathic pain.
Question 40
What is the generic name for Detrol LA?

A
oxybutynin
B
tolterodine
C
darifenacin
D
fesoterodine
Question 40 Explanation: 
Detrol LA (tolterodine) is an antimuscarinic drug that is used for the symptomatic treatment of urinary incontinence.
Question 41
What is the generic name for Xalatan?

A
latanoprost
B
bimatoprost
C
travoprost
D
unoprostone
Question 41 Explanation: 
Xalatan (latanoprost) is administered into the eyes to control the progression of glaucoma or ocular hypertension, by reducing intraocular pressure.
Question 42
What is the generic name for Diflucan?

A
fluconazole
B
doxazosin
C
raloxifine
D
flomax
Question 42 Explanation: 
Diflucan (fluconazole) is an antifungal medication that is used to treat a variety of fungal infections.
Question 43
What is the generic name for AcipHex?

A
rabeprazole
B
pantoprazole
C
esomeprazole
D
lansoprazole
Question 43 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 44
What is the generic name for Adderall?

A
lisdexamfetamin dimesylate
B
amphetamine/dextroamphetamine
C
dexmethylphenidate
D
clonidine
Question 44 Explanation: 
Adderall (amphetamine/dextroamphetamine) is a combination drug that is used in the treatment of ADHD and narcolepsy.
Question 45
What is the generic name for Zyprexa?

A
haloperidol
B
olanzapine
C
loxapine
D
quetiapine
Question 45 Explanation: 
Zyprexa (olanzapine) an antipsychotic that is used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Question 46
What is the generic name for Ambien?

A
lorazepam
B
zolpidem
C
eszopiclone
D
alprazolam
Question 46 Explanation: 
Ambien (zolpidem) is a sedative that is used for the treatment of insomnia.
Question 47
What is the generic name for Synthroid?

A
lithostat
B
liothyronine
C
levothyroxine
D
liotrix
Question 47 Explanation: 
Synthroid (levothyroxine) is a synthetic thyroid hormone that is used to treat thyroid hormone deficiency.
Question 48
What is the generic name for Aricept?

A
donepezil
B
galantamine
C
tacrine
D
memantine
Question 48 Explanation: 
Aricept (donepezil) is used to improve the cognition and behavior of people with Alzheimer's.
Question 49
What is the generic name for Lyrica?

A
pregabalin
B
phenytoin
C
clonazepam
D
primidone
Question 49 Explanation: 
Lyrica (pregabalin) is used to treat epilepsy, neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia, and generalized anxiety disorder.
Question 50
What is the generic name for Diovan?

A
valsartan
B
prazosin
C
doxazosin
D
losartan
Question 50 Explanation: 
Diovan (valsartan) is used for the treatment of high blood pressure and congestive heart failure.
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