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 Eliquis?

A
dabigatran
B
dutasteride
C
apixaban
D
rivaroxaban
Question 1 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 2
What is the generic name for Xarelto?

A
clopidogrel
B
rivaroxaban
C
dabigatran
D
enoxaparin
Question 2 Explanation: 
Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is an anticoagulant that is used to prevent the formation of blood clots.
Question 3
What is the generic name for Boniva?

A
risedronate
B
alendronate
C
calcitriol
D
ibandronate
Question 3 Explanation: 
Boniva (ibandronate) is used to treat or prevent osteoporosis in women after menopause.
Question 4
What is the generic name for Combigan?

A
tobramycin/dexamethasone
B
dorzolamide/timolol
C
brimonidine/timolol
D
brinzolamide/brimonidine
Question 4 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 5
What is the generic name for Restasis?

A
pseudoephedrine
B
cyclobenzaprine
C
phenylephrine
D
cyclosporine
Question 5 Explanation: 
Restasis (cyclosporine) is an immunosuppressant drug that is used in organ transplantation to prevent rejection.
Question 6
What is the generic name for Vesicare?

A
sertraline
B
sildenafil
C
oxybutynin
D
solifenacin
Question 6 Explanation: 
Vesicare (solifenacin) is used for the treatment of overactive bladder with symptoms of urgency, frequency, and leakage.
Question 7
What is the generic name for Lopressor?

A
nebivolol
B
bisoprolol
C
carvedilol
D
metoprolol
Question 7 Explanation: 
Lopressor (metoprolol) is a beta-blocker that is used to treat angina (chest pain) and hypertension (high blood pressure).
Question 8
What is the generic name for Namenda?

A
duloxetine
B
memantine
C
amitriptyline
D
donepezil
Question 8 Explanation: 
Namenda (memantine) is used for the treatment of moderate-to-severe Alzheimer's disease.
Question 9
What is the generic name for Bystolic?

A
nebivolol
B
metoprolol
C
lisinopril
D
carvedilol
Question 9 Explanation: 
Bystolic (nebivolol) is a beta blocker that is used in the treatment of hypertension.
Question 10
What is the generic name for NovoLog?

A
insulin NPH
B
insulin lispro
C
insulin aspart
D
insulin glargine
Question 10 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 11
What is the generic name for Avodart?

A
furosemide
B
finasteride
C
glyburide
D
dutasteride
Question 11 Explanation: 
Avodart (dutasteride) is used to treat enlarged prostate.
Question 12
What is the generic name for NuvaRing?

A
ethinyl estradiol/drospirenone
B
ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
C
etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
D
epoetin alpha
Question 12 Explanation: 
NuvaRing (etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is a combined hormonal contraceptive vaginal ring.
Question 13
What is the generic name for Glucophage?

A
furosemide
B
glyburide
C
memantine
D
metformin
Question 13 Explanation: 
Glucophage (metformin) is used to improve blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes.
Question 14
What is the generic name for Zithromax?

A
ciprofloxacin
B
zolpidem
C
azithromycin
D
cephalexin
Question 14 Explanation: 
Zithromax (azithromycin) is an antibiotic that is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections.
Question 15
What is the generic name for Ortho Tri-Cyclen?

A
ethinyl estradiol/drospirenone
B
ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
C
ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
D
ethinyl estradiol/etonogestrel
Question 15 Explanation: 
Ortho Tri-Cyclen (ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate) is used as a contraceptive to prevent pregnancy.
Question 16
What is the generic name for Latuda?

A
trazodone
B
lurasidone
C
ziprasidone
D
risperidone
Question 16 Explanation: 
Latuda (lurasidone) is an antipsychotic that is used to treat schizophrenia and depressive episodes associated with bipolar disorder.
Question 17
What is the generic name for Benicar?

A
valsartan
B
losartan
C
olmesartan
D
irbesartan
Question 17 Explanation: 
Benicar (olmesartan) is used to treat high blood pressure.
Question 18
What is the generic name for Lasix?

A
fluoxetine
B
furosemide
C
hydrochlorothiazide
D
hydrocortisone
Question 18 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 19
What is the generic name for Focalin XR?

A
dexmethylphenidate
B
lisdexamfetamine
C
desvenlafaxine
D
methylphenidate
Question 19 Explanation: 
Focalin XR (dexmethylphenidate) is a stimulant that is used in the treatment of ADHD and narcolepsy.
Question 20
What is the generic name for Humalog?

A
insulin lispro
B
insulin detemir
C
insulin glargine
D
insulin aspart
Question 20 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 21
What is the generic name for Lotensin?

A
benazepril
B
lisinopril
C
valsartan
D
losartan
Question 21 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 22
What is the generic name for Percocet?

A
codeine/APAP
B
buprenorphine/naloxone
C
hydrocodone/APAP
D
oxycodone/APAP
Question 22 Explanation: 
Percocet (oxycodone/APAP) is a combination drug that is used to treat moderate to severe acute (short-term) pain.
Question 23
What is the generic name for Ultram?

A
tramadol
B
fentanyl
C
naproxen
D
naloxone
Question 23 Explanation: 
Ultram (tramadol) is an opioid pain medication that is used to treat moderate to moderately severe pain.
Question 24
What is the generic name for Flovent?

A
fluticasone
B
mometasone
C
budesonide/formoterol
D
fluticasone/salmeterol
Question 24 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 25
What is the generic name for Dexilant?

A
esomeprazole
B
omeprazole
C
rabeprazole
D
dexlansoprazole
Question 25 Explanation: 
Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor that is used to treat GERD and erosive esophagitis.
Question 26
What is the generic name for Desyrel?

A
ziprasidone
B
trazodone
C
risperidone
D
donepezil
Question 26 Explanation: 
Desyrel (trazodone) is an antidepressant that is used to treat major depressive disorder.
Question 27
What is the generic name for Victoza?

A
exenatide
B
sitagliptin
C
liraglutide
D
dulaglutide
Question 27 Explanation: 
Victoza (liraglutide) is an injectable medicine that lowers blood sugar (glucose) in adults with type 2 diabetes.
Question 28
What is the generic name for Proventil?

A
ipratropium bromide
B
albuterol
C
levalbuterol
D
tiotropium bromide
Question 28 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 29
What is the generic name for Invokana?

A
citalopram
B
clonazepam
C
cefazolin
D
canagliflozin
Question 29 Explanation: 
Invokana (canagliflozin) is an antidiabetic drug used to improve glycemic control in people with type 2 diabetes.
Question 30
What is the generic name for Zestril?

A
lisinopril/hydrochlorothiazide
B
lisinopril
C
amlodipine/benazepril
D
benazepril
Question 30 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 31
What is the generic name for Pristiq?

A
dexamethasone
B
aexmethylphenidate
C
desvenlafaxine
D
amitriptyline
Question 31 Explanation: 
Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) is an antidepressant that is used in the treatment of major depressive disorder.
Question 32
What is the generic name for Exelon?

A
enoxaparin
B
rivastigmine
C
donepezil
D
memantine
Question 32 Explanation: 
Exelon (rivastigmine) is used to treat dementia in people with Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.
Question 33
What is the generic name for Cipro?

A
levofloxacin
B
azithromycin
C
citalopram
D
ciprofloxacin
Question 33 Explanation: 
Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is an antibiotic that is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections.
Question 34
What is the generic name for Toprol XL?

A
olmesartan
B
metoprolol
C
nebivolol
D
carvedilol
Question 34 Explanation: 
Toprol XL (metoprolol) is a beta-blocker that is used to treat angina (chest pain) and hypertension (high blood pressure).
Question 35
What is the generic name for Dulera?

A
fluticasone/salmeterol
B
ipratropium bromide/albuterol
C
mometasone/formoterol
D
budesonide/formoterol
Question 35 Explanation: 
Dulera (momet asone/formoterol) is a combination inhaler that is used to control and prevent asthma symptoms.
Question 36
What is the generic name for Levemir?

A
insulin lispro
B
insulin glargine
C
insulin aspart
D
insulin detemir
Question 36 Explanation: 
Levemir (insulin detemir) is a long-acting insulin that is used to treat diabetes in adults and children.
Question 37
What is the generic name for Chantix?

A
venlafaxine
B
valsartan
C
varenicline
D
bupropion
Question 37 Explanation: 
Chantix (varenicline) is used to treat nicotine addiction.
Question 38
What is the generic name for Zocor?

A
pravastatin
B
rosuvastatin
C
simvastatin
D
atorvastatin
Question 38 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 39
What is the generic name for Flomax?

A
tamsulosin
B
doxazosin
C
terazosin
D
solifenacin
Question 39 Explanation: 
Flomax (tamsulosin) is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate.
Question 40
What is the generic name for Enbrel?

A
bupropion
B
adalimumab
C
etanercept
D
rosuvastatin
Question 40 Explanation: 
Enbrel (etanercept) is a biopharmaceutical that treats autoimmune diseases including arthritis and psoriasis.
Question 41
What is the generic name for Celexa?

A
citalopram
B
alprazolam
C
escitalopram
D
lorazepam
Question 41 Explanation: 
Celexa (citalopram) is used to treat depression.
Question 42
What is the generic name for Zoloft?

A
duloxetine
B
desvenlafaxine
C
sertraline
D
amitriptyline
Question 42 Explanation: 
Zoloft (sertraline) is an antidepressant that is used to treat major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder.
Question 43
What is the generic name for Strattera?

A
lorazepam
B
lidocaine
C
atomoxetine
D
lisdexamfetamine
Question 43 Explanation: 
Strattera (atomoxetine) is used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Question 44
What is the generic name for Pradaxa?

A
warfarin
B
dabigatran
C
rivaroxaban
D
clopidogrel
Question 44 Explanation: 
Pradaxa (dabigatran) is an anticoagulant that is used to reduce the risk of stroke and to treat blood clots.
Question 45
What is the generic name for Coumadin?

A
tamsulosin
B
enoxaparin
C
heparin
D
warfarin
Question 45 Explanation: 
Coumadin (warfarin) is an anticoagulant that is used to prevent the formation of blood clots in blood vessels.
Question 46
What is the generic name for Actonel?

A
bupropion
B
risedronate
C
alendronate
D
ibandronate
Question 46 Explanation: 
Actonel (risedronate) is used to treat or prevent osteoporosis.
Question 47
What is the generic name for Norvasc?

A
lisinopril/hydrochlorothiazide
B
amlodipine
C
lisinopril
D
amlodipine/benazepril
Question 47 Explanation: 
Norvasc (amlodipine) is used to treat high blood pressure and coronary artery disease.
Question 48
What is the generic name for Premarin?

A
etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
B
folic acid
C
conjugated equine estrogens
D
raloxifene
Question 48 Explanation: 
Premarin (conjugated equine estrogens) is used for the treatment of moderate to severe hot flashes due to menopause.
Question 49
What is the generic name for Humira?

A
certolizumab pegol
B
infliximab
C
adalimumab
D
etanercept
Question 49 Explanation: 
Humira (adalimumab) is used to treat a variety of inflammatory conditions including arthritis, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and psoriasis.
Question 50
What is the generic name for Pataday?

A
olanzepine
B
omeprazole
C
olopatadine
D
olmesartan
Question 50 Explanation: 
Pataday (olopatadine) is an antihistamine that is used to treat itching and redness in the eyes due to allergies.
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