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 Pristiq?

A
dexamethasone
B
amitriptyline
C
desvenlafaxine
D
aexmethylphenidate
Question 1 Explanation: 
Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) is an antidepressant that is used in the treatment of major depressive disorder.
Question 2
What is the generic name for Zoloft?

A
sertraline
B
amitriptyline
C
desvenlafaxine
D
duloxetine
Question 2 Explanation: 
Zoloft (sertraline) is an antidepressant that is used to treat major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder.
Question 3
What is the generic name for Pataday?

A
olopatadine
B
olanzepine
C
omeprazole
D
olmesartan
Question 3 Explanation: 
Pataday (olopatadine) is an antihistamine that is used to treat itching and redness in the eyes due to allergies.
Question 4
What is the generic name for Exelon?

A
donepezil
B
rivastigmine
C
enoxaparin
D
memantine
Question 4 Explanation: 
Exelon (rivastigmine) is used to treat dementia in people with Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.
Question 5
What is the generic name for Pradaxa?

A
warfarin
B
clopidogrel
C
dabigatran
D
rivaroxaban
Question 5 Explanation: 
Pradaxa (dabigatran) is an anticoagulant that is used to reduce the risk of stroke and to treat blood clots.
Question 6
What is the generic name for Xarelto?

A
dabigatran
B
enoxaparin
C
rivaroxaban
D
clopidogrel
Question 6 Explanation: 
Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is an anticoagulant that is used to prevent the formation of blood clots.
Question 7
What is the generic name for Glucophage?

A
metformin
B
glyburide
C
furosemide
D
memantine
Question 7 Explanation: 
Glucophage (metformin) is used to improve blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes.
Question 8
What is the generic name for Desyrel?

A
ziprasidone
B
donepezil
C
risperidone
D
trazodone
Question 8 Explanation: 
Desyrel (trazodone) is an antidepressant that is used to treat major depressive disorder.
Question 9
What is the generic name for Flovent?

A
budesonide/formoterol
B
fluticasone/salmeterol
C
mometasone
D
fluticasone
Question 9 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 10
What is the generic name for Ultram?

A
fentanyl
B
naloxone
C
naproxen
D
tramadol
Question 10 Explanation: 
Ultram (tramadol) is an opioid pain medication that is used to treat moderate to moderately severe pain.
Question 11
What is the generic name for Latuda?

A
lurasidone
B
ziprasidone
C
trazodone
D
risperidone
Question 11 Explanation: 
Latuda (lurasidone) is an antipsychotic that is used to treat schizophrenia and depressive episodes associated with bipolar disorder.
Question 12
What is the generic name for Victoza?

A
sitagliptin
B
liraglutide
C
dulaglutide
D
exenatide
Question 12 Explanation: 
Victoza (liraglutide) is an injectable medicine that lowers blood sugar (glucose) in adults with type 2 diabetes.
Question 13
What is the generic name for Bystolic?

A
lisinopril
B
carvedilol
C
nebivolol
D
metoprolol
Question 13 Explanation: 
Bystolic (nebivolol) is a beta blocker that is used in the treatment of hypertension.
Question 14
What is the generic name for Proventil?

A
albuterol
B
tiotropium bromide
C
levalbuterol
D
ipratropium bromide
Question 14 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 15
What is the generic name for Vesicare?

A
solifenacin
B
sildenafil
C
sertraline
D
oxybutynin
Question 15 Explanation: 
Vesicare (solifenacin) is used for the treatment of overactive bladder with symptoms of urgency, frequency, and leakage.
Question 16
What is the generic name for Cipro?

A
azithromycin
B
levofloxacin
C
citalopram
D
ciprofloxacin
Question 16 Explanation: 
Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is an antibiotic that is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections.
Question 17
What is the generic name for Zithromax?

A
azithromycin
B
ciprofloxacin
C
zolpidem
D
cephalexin
Question 17 Explanation: 
Zithromax (azithromycin) is an antibiotic that is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections.
Question 18
What is the generic name for Celexa?

A
escitalopram
B
alprazolam
C
citalopram
D
lorazepam
Question 18 Explanation: 
Celexa (citalopram) is used to treat depression.
Question 19
What is the generic name for Avodart?

A
glyburide
B
finasteride
C
furosemide
D
dutasteride
Question 19 Explanation: 
Avodart (dutasteride) is used to treat enlarged prostate.
Question 20
What is the generic name for Dexilant?

A
omeprazole
B
esomeprazole
C
rabeprazole
D
dexlansoprazole
Question 20 Explanation: 
Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor that is used to treat GERD and erosive esophagitis.
Question 21
What is the generic name for Chantix?

A
venlafaxine
B
bupropion
C
valsartan
D
varenicline
Question 21 Explanation: 
Chantix (varenicline) is used to treat nicotine addiction.
Question 22
What is the generic name for Lotensin?

A
losartan
B
lisinopril
C
benazepril
D
valsartan
Question 22 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 23
What is the generic name for Zestril?

A
amlodipine/benazepril
B
benazepril
C
lisinopril/hydrochlorothiazide
D
lisinopril
Question 23 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 24
What is the generic name for Dulera?

A
mometasone/formoterol
B
fluticasone/salmeterol
C
budesonide/formoterol
D
ipratropium bromide/albuterol
Question 24 Explanation: 
Dulera (momet asone/formoterol) is a combination inhaler that is used to control and prevent asthma symptoms.
Question 25
What is the generic name for Norvasc?

A
lisinopril/hydrochlorothiazide
B
amlodipine
C
lisinopril
D
amlodipine/benazepril
Question 25 Explanation: 
Norvasc (amlodipine) is used to treat high blood pressure and coronary artery disease.
Question 26
What is the generic name for Benicar?

A
irbesartan
B
losartan
C
olmesartan
D
valsartan
Question 26 Explanation: 
Benicar (olmesartan) is used to treat high blood pressure.
Question 27
What is the generic name for Strattera?

A
atomoxetine
B
lidocaine
C
lisdexamfetamine
D
lorazepam
Question 27 Explanation: 
Strattera (atomoxetine) is used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Question 28
What is the generic name for Eliquis?

A
rivaroxaban
B
dabigatran
C
apixaban
D
dutasteride
Question 28 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 29
What is the generic name for Boniva?

A
ibandronate
B
alendronate
C
risedronate
D
calcitriol
Question 29 Explanation: 
Boniva (ibandronate) is used to treat or prevent osteoporosis in women after menopause.
Question 30
What is the generic name for Zocor?

A
pravastatin
B
rosuvastatin
C
simvastatin
D
atorvastatin
Question 30 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 31
What is the generic name for Lopressor?

A
nebivolol
B
bisoprolol
C
metoprolol
D
carvedilol
Question 31 Explanation: 
Lopressor (metoprolol) is a beta-blocker that is used to treat angina (chest pain) and hypertension (high blood pressure).
Question 32
What is the generic name for NovoLog?

A
insulin glargine
B
insulin NPH
C
insulin lispro
D
insulin aspart
Question 32 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 33
What is the generic name for Namenda?

A
amitriptyline
B
donepezil
C
duloxetine
D
memantine
Question 33 Explanation: 
Namenda (memantine) is used for the treatment of moderate-to-severe Alzheimer's disease.
Question 34
What is the generic name for Premarin?

A
etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
B
folic acid
C
conjugated equine estrogens
D
raloxifene
Question 34 Explanation: 
Premarin (conjugated equine estrogens) is used for the treatment of moderate to severe hot flashes due to menopause.
Question 35
What is the generic name for Focalin XR?

A
dexmethylphenidate
B
methylphenidate
C
lisdexamfetamine
D
desvenlafaxine
Question 35 Explanation: 
Focalin XR (dexmethylphenidate) is a stimulant that is used in the treatment of ADHD and narcolepsy.
Question 36
What is the generic name for Actonel?

A
bupropion
B
ibandronate
C
alendronate
D
risedronate
Question 36 Explanation: 
Actonel (risedronate) is used to treat or prevent osteoporosis.
Question 37
What is the generic name for Humira?

A
adalimumab
B
etanercept
C
infliximab
D
certolizumab pegol
Question 37 Explanation: 
Humira (adalimumab) is used to treat a variety of inflammatory conditions including arthritis, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and psoriasis.
Question 38
What is the generic name for Ortho Tri-Cyclen?

A
ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
B
ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
C
ethinyl estradiol/etonogestrel
D
ethinyl estradiol/drospirenone
Question 38 Explanation: 
Ortho Tri-Cyclen (ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate) is used as a contraceptive to prevent pregnancy.
Question 39
What is the generic name for Coumadin?

A
heparin
B
enoxaparin
C
warfarin
D
tamsulosin
Question 39 Explanation: 
Coumadin (warfarin) is an anticoagulant that is used to prevent the formation of blood clots in blood vessels.
Question 40
What is the generic name for Humalog?

A
insulin lispro
B
insulin aspart
C
insulin detemir
D
insulin glargine
Question 40 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 41
What is the generic name for Invokana?

A
canagliflozin
B
clonazepam
C
cefazolin
D
citalopram
Question 41 Explanation: 
Invokana (canagliflozin) is an antidiabetic drug used to improve glycemic control in people with type 2 diabetes.
Question 42
What is the generic name for Enbrel?

A
bupropion
B
etanercept
C
adalimumab
D
rosuvastatin
Question 42 Explanation: 
Enbrel (etanercept) is a biopharmaceutical that treats autoimmune diseases including arthritis and psoriasis.
Question 43
What is the generic name for Lasix?

A
hydrocortisone
B
hydrochlorothiazide
C
fluoxetine
D
furosemide
Question 43 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 44
What is the generic name for Percocet?

A
codeine/APAP
B
oxycodone/APAP
C
buprenorphine/naloxone
D
hydrocodone/APAP
Question 44 Explanation: 
Percocet (oxycodone/APAP) is a combination drug that is used to treat moderate to severe acute (short-term) pain.
Question 45
What is the generic name for Flomax?

A
terazosin
B
solifenacin
C
doxazosin
D
tamsulosin
Question 45 Explanation: 
Flomax (tamsulosin) is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate.
Question 46
What is the generic name for Toprol XL?

A
nebivolol
B
carvedilol
C
metoprolol
D
olmesartan
Question 46 Explanation: 
Toprol XL (metoprolol) is a beta-blocker that is used to treat angina (chest pain) and hypertension (high blood pressure).
Question 47
What is the generic name for Levemir?

A
insulin detemir
B
insulin glargine
C
insulin aspart
D
insulin lispro
Question 47 Explanation: 
Levemir (insulin detemir) is a long-acting insulin that is used to treat diabetes in adults and children.
Question 48
What is the generic name for Combigan?

A
tobramycin/dexamethasone
B
brimonidine/timolol
C
dorzolamide/timolol
D
brinzolamide/brimonidine
Question 48 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 49
What is the generic name for NuvaRing?

A
ethinyl estradiol/drospirenone
B
ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
C
etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
D
epoetin alpha
Question 49 Explanation: 
NuvaRing (etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is a combined hormonal contraceptive vaginal ring.
Question 50
What is the generic name for Restasis?

A
phenylephrine
B
cyclobenzaprine
C
pseudoephedrine
D
cyclosporine
Question 50 Explanation: 
Restasis (cyclosporine) is an immunosuppressant drug that is used in organ transplantation to prevent rejection.
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