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 name from the list provided.

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Question 1

What is the generic name for Spiriva?

A
albuterol
B
pirbuterol
C
tiotropium
D
bitolterol
Question 1 Explanation: 
Spiriva (tiotropium) is a long-acting bronchodilator that is used in the management of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).
Question 2

What is the generic name for Lipitor?

A
fluvastatin
B
lovastatin
C
simvastatin
D
atorvastatin
Question 2 Explanation: 
Lipitor (atorvastatin) is a statin that used to prevent cardiovascular disease.
Question 3

What is the generic name for Xalatan?

A
unoprostone
B
bimatoprost
C
latanoprost
D
travoprost
Question 3 Explanation: 
Xalatan (latanoprost) is administered into the eyes to control the progression of glaucoma or ocular hypertension, by reducing intraocular pressure.
Question 4

What is the generic name for NovoLog?

A
insulin lispro
B
insulin aspart
C
insulin glulisine
D
insulin detemir
Question 4 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 5

What is the generic name for Lexapro?

A
citalopram
B
lorazepam
C
escitalopram
D
diazepam
Question 5 Explanation: 
Lexapro (escitalopram) is an antidepressant that is used to treat major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder.
Question 6

What is the generic name for Wellbutrin?

A
bupropion
B
tramadol
C
buspirone
D
trazodone
Question 6 Explanation: 
Wellbutrin (bupropion) is an atypical antidepressant used to treat major depressive disorder and to support smoking cessation.
Question 7

What is the generic name for Actos?

A
rosiglitazone
B
metformin
C
pioglitazone
D
mupirocin
Question 7 Explanation: 
Actos (pioglitazone) is used to lower blood glucose levels in the treatment of diabetes.
Question 8

What is the generic name for Benicar?

A
valsartan
B
irbesartan
C
olmesartan
D
losartan
Question 8 Explanation: 
Benicar (olmesartan) is used to treat high blood pressure.
Question 9

What is the generic name for Concerta?

A
desipramine
B
pemoline
C
clonidine
D
methylphenidate
Question 9 Explanation: 
Concerta (methylphenidate) is a stimulant that is used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy.
Question 10

What is the generic name for Cozaar?

A
benazepril
B
losartan
C
valsartan
D
lisinopril
Question 10 Explanation: 
Cozaar (losartan) is mainly used to treat high blood pressure.
Question 11

What is the generic name for Vytorin?

A
niacin/lovastatin
B
ezetimibe/simvastatin
C
amlodipine/atorvastatin
D
fenofibrate
Question 11 Explanation: 
Vytorin (ezetimibe/simvastatin) is a combination drug used to lower the production of cholesterol and the absorption of cholesterol.
Question 12

What is the generic name for Protonix?

A
pantoprazole
B
propranolol
C
famotidine
D
esomeprazole
Question 12 Explanation: 
Protonix (pantoprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor used for the treatment of stomach ulcers.
Question 13

What is the generic name for Synthroid?

A
levothyroxine
B
liothyronine
C
lithostat
D
liotrix
Question 13 Explanation: 
Synthroid (levothyroxine) is a synthetic thyroid hormone that is used to treat thyroid hormone deficiency.
Question 14

What is the generic name for Pravachol?

A
pravastatin
B
pitavastatin
C
simvastatin
D
atorvastatin
Question 14 Explanation: 
Pravachol (pravastatin) is a statin medication that is used for preventing cardiovascular disease in those at high risk.
Question 15

What is the generic name for Zetia?

A
ezetimibe
B
cholestyramine
C
amlodipine/atorvastatin
D
niacin/lovastatin
Question 15 Explanation: 
Zetia (ezetimibe) lowers cholesterol levels by decreasing cholesterol absorption in the small intestine.
Question 16

What is the generic name for Prozac?

A
fluoxetine
B
citalopram
C
escitalopram
D
paroxetine
Question 16 Explanation: 
Prozac (fluoxetine) is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class.
Question 17

What is the generic name for Cymbalta?

A
fluoxetine
B
citalopram
C
duloxetine
D
sertraline
Question 17 Explanation: 
Cymbalta (duloxetine) is used to treat major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, fibromyalgia, and neuropathic pain.
Question 18

What is the generic name for Diovan?

A
valsartan
B
prazosin
C
losartan
D
doxazosin
Question 18 Explanation: 
Diovan (valsartan) is used for the treatment of high blood pressure and congestive heart failure.
Question 19

What is the generic name for Zyprexa?

A
olanzapine
B
haloperidol
C
loxapine
D
quetiapine
Question 19 Explanation: 
Zyprexa (olanzapine) an antipsychotic that is used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Question 20

What is the generic name for Effexor XR?

A
citalopram
B
duloxetine
C
venlafaxine
D
escitalopram
Question 20 Explanation: 
Effexor XR (venlafaxine) is an antidepressant that is used to treat major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and social phobia.
Question 21

What is the generic name for Aricept?

A
memantine
B
tacrine
C
donepezil
D
galantamine
Question 21 Explanation: 
Aricept (donepezil) is used to improve the cognition and behavior of people with Alzheimer's.
Question 22

What is the generic name for Symbicort?

A
fluticasone/salmeterol
B
budesonide/formoterol
C
fexofenadine/pseudoephedrine
D
ipratropium bromide/albuterol
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 Mobic?

A
metformin
B
meloxicam
C
mirapex
D
metoprolol tartrate
Question 23 Explanation: 
Mobic (meloxicam) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is used to treat pain and inflammation in rheumatic diseases and osteoarthritis.
Question 24

What is the generic name for Combivent Respimat?

A
tiotropium bromide
B
fluticasone/salmeterol
C
ipratropium bromide/albuterol
D
budesonide/formoterol
Question 24 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 25

What is the generic name for Lyrica?

A
primidone
B
clonazepam
C
phenytoin
D
pregabalin
Question 25 Explanation: 
Lyrica (pregabalin) is used to treat epilepsy, neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia, and generalized anxiety disorder.
Question 26

What is the generic name for Ambien?

A
lorazepam
B
alprazolam
C
zolpidem
D
eszopiclone
Question 26 Explanation: 
Ambien (zolpidem) is a sedative that is used for the treatment of insomnia.
Question 27

What is the generic name for Plavix?

A
clonidine
B
alteplase
C
clopidogrel
D
urokinase
Question 27 Explanation: 
Plavix (clopidogrel) is an antiplatelet agent that is used to inhibit blood clots and to prevent heart attacks and strokes.
Question 28

What is the generic name for Tamiflu?

A
oseltamivir
B
acyclovir
C
vancomycin
D
valacyclovir
Question 28 Explanation: 
Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is an antiviral medication that is used to treat influenza (flu).
Question 29

What is the generic name for Vyvanse?

A
methylphenidate
B
atomoxetine
C
desipramine
D
lisdexamfetamine
Question 29 Explanation: 
Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is a stimulant that is used in the treatment of ADHD and binge eating disorder.
Question 30

What is the generic name for Seroquel?

A
olanzapine
B
clozapine
C
quetiapine
D
olanzapine/fluoxetine
Question 30 Explanation: 
Seroquel (quetiapine) is an antipsychotic used to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder.
Question 31

What is the generic name for Crestor?

A
simvastatin
B
atorvastatin
C
rosuvastatin
D
pravastatin
Question 31 Explanation: 
Crestor (rosuvastatin) is a statin that is used to treat high cholesterol and to prevent cardiovascular disease.
Question 32

What is the generic name for Abilify?

A
aripiprazole
B
zonisamide
C
promazine
D
loxapine
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 Levaquin?

A
lomefloxacin
B
ciprofloxacin
C
cinoxacin
D
levofloxacin
Question 33 Explanation: 
Levaquin (levofloxacin) is an antibiotic that is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections.
Question 34

What is the generic name for Yaz?

A
ezetimibe/simvastatin
B
etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
C
ethinyl estradiol/drospirenone
D
ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
Question 34 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 35

What is the generic name for Adderall?

A
clonidine
B
lisdexamfetamin dimesylate
C
amphetamine/dextroamphetamine
D
dexmethylphenidate
Question 35 Explanation: 
Adderall (amphetamine/dextroamphetamine) is a combination drug that is used in the treatment of ADHD and narcolepsy.
Question 36

What is the generic name for Lantus?

A
insuline lispro
B
insulin glargine
C
insulin glulisine
D
insuline detemir
Question 36 Explanation: 
Lantus (insulin glargine) is a long-acting form of insulin used to treat type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
Question 37

What is the generic name for Diflucan?

A
fluconazole
B
raloxifine
C
flomax
D
doxazosin
Question 37 Explanation: 
Diflucan (fluconazole) is an antifungal medication that is used to treat a variety of fungal infections.
Question 38

What is the generic name for Coreg?

A
citalopram
B
losartan
C
atenolol
D
carvedilol
Question 38 Explanation: 
Coreg (carvedilol) is a medication used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure.
Question 39

What is the generic name for Celebrex?

A
cefoxitin
B
celecoxib
C
citalopram
D
cefotaxime
Question 39 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 40

What is the generic name for TriCor?

A
clofibrate
B
colestipole
C
colesevelam
D
fenofibrate
Question 40 Explanation: 
TriCor (fenofibrate) is used to reduce cholesterol levels in people at risk of cardiovascular disease.
Question 41

What is the generic name for Namenda?

A
tacrine
B
memantine
C
galantamine
D
donepezil
Question 41 Explanation: 
Namenda (memantine) is used for the treatment of moderate-to-severe Alzheimer's disease.
Question 42

What is the generic name for Cialis?

A
vardenafil
B
tadalafil
C
enalapril
D
sildenafil
Question 42 Explanation: 
Cialis (tadalafil) is used to treat erectile dysfunction.
Question 43

What is the generic name for Viagra?

A
vardenafil
B
verapamil
C
sildenafil
D
tadalafil
Question 43 Explanation: 
Viagra (sildenafil) is used to treat erectile dysfunction.
Question 44

What is the generic name for Prilosec?

A
pantoprazole
B
lansoprazole
C
omeprazole
D
paroxetine
Question 44 Explanation: 
Prilosec (omeprazole) is a proton-pump inhibitor used for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), peptic ulcer disease, and Zollinger–Ellison syndrome.
Question 45

What is the generic name for Januvia?

A
glipizide
B
acarbose
C
pramlintide
D
sitagliptin
Question 45 Explanation: 
Januvia (sitagliptin) is an antihyperglycemic that is used in the treatment of diabetes.
Question 46

What is the generic name for Singulair?

A
mometasone furoate
B
montelukast
C
zileuton
D
zafirlukast
Question 46 Explanation: 
Singulair (montelukast) is used to treat asthma and to relieve symptoms of seasonal allergies.
Question 47

What is the generic name for Nexium?

A
lansoprazole
B
olmesartan
C
esomeprazole
D
omeprazole
Question 47 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 48

What is the generic name for OxyContin?

A
morphine
B
oxycodone
C
codeine
D
oxaprozin
Question 48 Explanation: 
OxyContin (oxycodone) is an opioid used for the relief of moderate to severe pain.
Question 49

What is the generic name for Suboxone?

A
hydrocodone/acetaminophen
B
propoxyphene/acetaminophen
C
buprenorphine/naloxone
D
pentazocine/naloxone
Question 49 Explanation: 
Suboxone (buprenorphine/naloxone) is a combination drug that is used in the treatment of opioid dependence.
Question 50

What is the generic name for Advair Diskus?

A
prednisone
B
fluticasone/salmeterol
C
mometasone furoate
D
flunisolide
Question 50 Explanation: 
Advair Diskus (fluticasone/salmeterol) is combination drug that is used in the management of asthma and COPD.
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