PTCB Top 200 Drugs Quiz: Part 2

Part 2 of our Top 200 Drugs quiz covers another 50 common prescription medications. The order of the questions is shuffled each time you take this practice test. You should go through it as many times as you need to in order to memorize all the brand and generic drug names. This is a great tool for your PTCB test prep.


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

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Question 1
What is the generic name for Cipro?

A
azithromycin
B
citalopram
C
levofloxacin
D
ciprofloxacin
Question 1 Explanation: 
Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is an antibiotic that is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections.
Question 2
What is the generic name for Bystolic?

A
metoprolol
B
nebivolol
C
lisinopril
D
carvedilol
Question 2 Explanation: 
Bystolic (nebivolol) is a beta blocker that is used in the treatment of hypertension.
Question 3
What is the generic name for Toprol XL?

A
metoprolol
B
carvedilol
C
olmesartan
D
nebivolol
Question 3 Explanation: 
Toprol XL (metoprolol) is a beta-blocker that is used to treat angina (chest pain) and hypertension (high blood pressure).
Question 4
What is the generic name for Strattera?

A
lisdexamfetamine
B
atomoxetine
C
lorazepam
D
lidocaine
Question 4 Explanation: 
Strattera (atomoxetine) is used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Question 5
What is the generic name for Flovent?

A
mometasone
B
budesonide/formoterol
C
fluticasone
D
fluticasone/salmeterol
Question 5 Explanation: 
Flovent (fluticasone) is used to control and prevent symptoms caused by asthma. It works by reducing inflammation of the airways in the lungs to make breathing easier.
Question 6
What is the generic name for Focalin XR?

A
desvenlafaxine
B
lisdexamfetamine
C
dexmethylphenidate
D
methylphenidate
Question 6 Explanation: 
Focalin XR (dexmethylphenidate) is a stimulant that is used in the treatment of ADHD and narcolepsy.
Question 7
What is the generic name for Avodart?

A
furosemide
B
finasteride
C
dutasteride
D
glyburide
Question 7 Explanation: 
Avodart (dutasteride) is used to treat enlarged prostate.
Question 8
What is the generic name for Exelon?

A
rivastigmine
B
memantine
C
enoxaparin
D
donepezil
Question 8 Explanation: 
Exelon (rivastigmine) is used to treat dementia in people with Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.
Question 9
What is the generic name for Humalog?

A
insulin aspart
B
insulin detemir
C
insulin lispro
D
insulin glargine
Question 9 Explanation: 
Humalog (insulin lispro) is a fast-acting insulin analog that is used to treat people with Type 1 diabetes or Type 2 diabetes.
Question 10
What is the generic name for Benicar?

A
losartan
B
irbesartan
C
valsartan
D
olmesartan
Question 10 Explanation: 
Benicar (olmesartan) is used to treat high blood pressure.
Question 11
What is the generic name for Dexilant?

A
dexlansoprazole
B
omeprazole
C
esomeprazole
D
rabeprazole
Question 11 Explanation: 
Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor that is used to treat GERD and erosive esophagitis.
Question 12
What is the generic name for Percocet?

A
hydrocodone/APAP
B
oxycodone/APAP
C
buprenorphine/naloxone
D
codeine/APAP
Question 12 Explanation: 
Percocet (oxycodone/APAP) is a combination drug that is used to treat moderate to severe acute (short-term) pain.
Question 13
What is the generic name for Levemir?

A
insulin aspart
B
insulin lispro
C
insulin glargine
D
insulin detemir
Question 13 Explanation: 
Levemir (insulin detemir) is a long-acting insulin that is used to treat diabetes in adults and children.
Question 14
What is the generic name for Coumadin?

A
warfarin
B
enoxaparin
C
heparin
D
tamsulosin
Question 14 Explanation: 
Coumadin (warfarin) is an anticoagulant that is used to prevent the formation of blood clots in blood vessels.
Question 15
What is the generic name for Xarelto?

A
enoxaparin
B
rivaroxaban
C
clopidogrel
D
dabigatran
Question 15 Explanation: 
Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is an anticoagulant that is used to prevent the formation of blood clots.
Question 16
What is the generic name for Desyrel?

A
trazodone
B
risperidone
C
donepezil
D
ziprasidone
Question 16 Explanation: 
Desyrel (trazodone) is an antidepressant that is used to treat major depressive disorder.
Question 17
What is the generic name for NuvaRing?

A
epoetin alpha
B
ethinyl estradiol/drospirenone
C
ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
D
etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
Question 17 Explanation: 
NuvaRing (etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is a combined hormonal contraceptive vaginal ring.
Question 18
What is the generic name for Zestril?

A
lisinopril/hydrochlorothiazide
B
benazepril
C
amlodipine/benazepril
D
lisinopril
Question 18 Explanation: 
Zestril (lisinopril) is used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. It is also used to improve survival after a heart attack.
Question 19
What is the generic name for Pristiq?

A
aexmethylphenidate
B
desvenlafaxine
C
amitriptyline
D
dexamethasone
Question 19 Explanation: 
Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) is an antidepressant that is used in the treatment of major depressive disorder.
Question 20
What is the generic name for Vesicare?

A
solifenacin
B
sildenafil
C
oxybutynin
D
sertraline
Question 20 Explanation: 
Vesicare (solifenacin) is used for the treatment of overactive bladder with symptoms of urgency, frequency, and leakage.
Question 21
What is the generic name for Zoloft?

A
desvenlafaxine
B
duloxetine
C
sertraline
D
amitriptyline
Question 21 Explanation: 
Zoloft (sertraline) is an antidepressant that is used to treat major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder.
Question 22
What is the generic name for Glucophage?

A
memantine
B
metformin
C
glyburide
D
furosemide
Question 22 Explanation: 
Glucophage (metformin) is used to improve blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes.
Question 23
What is the generic name for Dulera?

A
ipratropium bromide/albuterol
B
budesonide/formoterol
C
mometasone/formoterol
D
fluticasone/salmeterol
Question 23 Explanation: 
Dulera (momet asone/formoterol) is a combination inhaler that is used to control and prevent asthma symptoms.
Question 24
What is the generic name for Lopressor?

A
carvedilol
B
metoprolol
C
nebivolol
D
bisoprolol
Question 24 Explanation: 
Lopressor (metoprolol) is a beta-blocker that is used to treat angina (chest pain) and hypertension (high blood pressure).
Question 25
What is the generic name for Ultram?

A
tramadol
B
naproxen
C
naloxone
D
fentanyl
Question 25 Explanation: 
Ultram (tramadol) is an opioid pain medication that is used to treat moderate to moderately severe pain.
Question 26
What is the generic name for Ortho Tri-Cyclen?

A
ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
B
ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
C
ethinyl estradiol/drospirenone
D
ethinyl estradiol/etonogestrel
Question 26 Explanation: 
Ortho Tri-Cyclen (ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate) is used as a contraceptive to prevent pregnancy.
Question 27
What is the generic name for Celexa?

A
alprazolam
B
citalopram
C
escitalopram
D
lorazepam
Question 27 Explanation: 
Celexa (citalopram) is used to treat depression.
Question 28
What is the generic name for Lotensin?

A
benazepril
B
losartan
C
valsartan
D
lisinopril
Question 28 Explanation: 
Lotensin (benazepril) is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It works by relaxing blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily.
Question 29
What is the generic name for Proventil?

A
levalbuterol
B
tiotropium bromide
C
albuterol
D
ipratropium bromide
Question 29 Explanation: 
Proventil (albuterol) is a bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways and increases air flow to the lungs. It is used to treat asthma, exercise-induced bronchospasm, and COPD.
Question 30
What is the generic name for Pataday?

A
olopatadine
B
olmesartan
C
omeprazole
D
olanzepine
Question 30 Explanation: 
Pataday (olopatadine) is an antihistamine that is used to treat itching and redness in the eyes due to allergies.
Question 31
What is the generic name for Restasis?

A
cyclobenzaprine
B
pseudoephedrine
C
cyclosporine
D
phenylephrine
Question 31 Explanation: 
Restasis (cyclosporine) is an immunosuppressant drug that is used in organ transplantation to prevent rejection.
Question 32
What is the generic name for Actonel?

A
risedronate
B
bupropion
C
ibandronate
D
alendronate
Question 32 Explanation: 
Actonel (risedronate) is used to treat or prevent osteoporosis.
Question 33
What is the generic name for Norvasc?

A
amlodipine/benazepril
B
lisinopril
C
lisinopril/hydrochlorothiazide
D
amlodipine
Question 33 Explanation: 
Norvasc (amlodipine) is used to treat high blood pressure and coronary artery disease.
Question 34
What is the generic name for Boniva?

A
ibandronate
B
alendronate
C
calcitriol
D
risedronate
Question 34 Explanation: 
Boniva (ibandronate) is used to treat or prevent osteoporosis in women after menopause.
Question 35
What is the generic name for Flomax?

A
solifenacin
B
tamsulosin
C
doxazosin
D
terazosin
Question 35 Explanation: 
Flomax (tamsulosin) is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate.
Question 36
What is the generic name for Premarin?

A
raloxifene
B
conjugated equine estrogens
C
etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
D
folic acid
Question 36 Explanation: 
Premarin (conjugated equine estrogens) is used for the treatment of moderate to severe hot flashes due to menopause.
Question 37
What is the generic name for Namenda?

A
donepezil
B
memantine
C
amitriptyline
D
duloxetine
Question 37 Explanation: 
Namenda (memantine) is used for the treatment of moderate-to-severe Alzheimer's disease.
Question 38
What is the generic name for Lasix?

A
hydrocortisone
B
fluoxetine
C
hydrochlorothiazide
D
furosemide
Question 38 Explanation: 
Lasix (furosemide) is used to reduce extra fluid in the body (edema) caused by conditions such as heart failure, liver disease, and kidney disease.
Question 39
What is the generic name for NovoLog?

A
insulin glargine
B
insulin NPH
C
insulin aspart
D
insulin lispro
Question 39 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 40
What is the generic name for Zithromax?

A
zolpidem
B
cephalexin
C
azithromycin
D
ciprofloxacin
Question 40 Explanation: 
Zithromax (azithromycin) is an antibiotic that is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections.
Question 41
What is the generic name for Pradaxa?

A
dabigatran
B
warfarin
C
clopidogrel
D
rivaroxaban
Question 41 Explanation: 
Pradaxa (dabigatran) is an anticoagulant that is used to reduce the risk of stroke and to treat blood clots.
Question 42
What is the generic name for Invokana?

A
cefazolin
B
canagliflozin
C
citalopram
D
clonazepam
Question 42 Explanation: 
Invokana (canagliflozin) is an antidiabetic drug used to improve glycemic control in people with type 2 diabetes.
Question 43
What is the generic name for Chantix?

A
varenicline
B
valsartan
C
venlafaxine
D
bupropion
Question 43 Explanation: 
Chantix (varenicline) is used to treat nicotine addiction.
Question 44
What is the generic name for Latuda?

A
risperidone
B
ziprasidone
C
lurasidone
D
trazodone
Question 44 Explanation: 
Latuda (lurasidone) is an antipsychotic that is used to treat schizophrenia and depressive episodes associated with bipolar disorder.
Question 45
What is the generic name for Eliquis?

A
dutasteride
B
apixaban
C
dabigatran
D
rivaroxaban
Question 45 Explanation: 
Eliquis (apixaban) is an anticoagulant that is used to treat deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. It is also used to lower the risk of stroke and embolism.
Question 46
What is the generic name for Zocor?

A
simvastatin
B
rosuvastatin
C
atorvastatin
D
pravastatin
Question 46 Explanation: 
Zocor (simvastatin) is a statin that is used to help lower "bad" cholesterol and fats (such as LDL and triglycerides) and raise "good" cholesterol (HDL).
Question 47
What is the generic name for Combigan?

A
brinzolamide/brimonidine
B
brimonidine/timolol
C
tobramycin/dexamethasone
D
dorzolamide/timolol
Question 47 Explanation: 
Combigan (brimonidine/timolol) is a combination eye drop medication that is used to treat high pressure inside the eye due to glaucoma or other eye diseases.
Question 48
What is the generic name for Humira?

A
certolizumab pegol
B
adalimumab
C
infliximab
D
etanercept
Question 48 Explanation: 
Humira (adalimumab) is used to treat a variety of inflammatory conditions including arthritis, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and psoriasis.
Question 49
What is the generic name for Victoza?

A
sitagliptin
B
exenatide
C
liraglutide
D
dulaglutide
Question 49 Explanation: 
Victoza (liraglutide) is an injectable medicine that lowers blood sugar (glucose) in adults with type 2 diabetes.
Question 50
What is the generic name for Enbrel?

A
adalimumab
B
bupropion
C
etanercept
D
rosuvastatin
Question 50 Explanation: 
Enbrel (etanercept) is a biopharmaceutical that treats autoimmune diseases including arthritis and psoriasis.
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