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 Coreg?

A
losartan
B
citalopram
C
atenolol
D
carvedilol
Question 1 Explanation: 
Coreg (carvedilol) is a medication used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure.
Question 2

What is the generic name for Xalatan?

A
travoprost
B
unoprostone
C
bimatoprost
D
latanoprost
Question 2 Explanation: 
Xalatan (latanoprost) is administered into the eyes to control the progression of glaucoma or ocular hypertension, by reducing intraocular pressure.
Question 3

What is the generic name for Protonix?

A
pantoprazole
B
famotidine
C
esomeprazole
D
propranolol
Question 3 Explanation: 
Protonix (pantoprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor used for the treatment of stomach ulcers.
Question 4

What is the generic name for Prilosec?

A
pantoprazole
B
paroxetine
C
lansoprazole
D
omeprazole
Question 4 Explanation: 
Prilosec (omeprazole) is a proton-pump inhibitor used for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), peptic ulcer disease, and Zollingerā€“Ellison syndrome.
Question 5

What is the generic name for Zetia?

A
cholestyramine
B
amlodipine/atorvastatin
C
ezetimibe
D
niacin/lovastatin
Question 5 Explanation: 
Zetia (ezetimibe) lowers cholesterol levels by decreasing cholesterol absorption in the small intestine.
Question 6

What is the generic name for Namenda?

A
galantamine
B
tacrine
C
donepezil
D
memantine
Question 6 Explanation: 
Namenda (memantine) is used for the treatment of moderate-to-severe Alzheimer's disease.
Question 7

What is the generic name for Diflucan?

A
raloxifine
B
fluconazole
C
doxazosin
D
flomax
Question 7 Explanation: 
Diflucan (fluconazole) is an antifungal medication that is used to treat a variety of fungal infections.
Question 8

What is the generic name for Celebrex?

A
citalopram
B
cefoxitin
C
celecoxib
D
cefotaxime
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 Aricept?

A
memantine
B
tacrine
C
galantamine
D
donepezil
Question 9 Explanation: 
Aricept (donepezil) is used to improve the cognition and behavior of people with Alzheimer's.
Question 10

What is the generic name for Tamiflu?

A
acyclovir
B
valacyclovir
C
oseltamivir
D
vancomycin
Question 10 Explanation: 
Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is an antiviral medication that is used to treat influenza (flu).
Question 11

What is the generic name for Zyprexa?

A
olanzapine
B
haloperidol
C
loxapine
D
quetiapine
Question 11 Explanation: 
Zyprexa (olanzapine) an antipsychotic that is used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Question 12

What is the generic name for Concerta?

A
pemoline
B
methylphenidate
C
desipramine
D
clonidine
Question 12 Explanation: 
Concerta (methylphenidate) is a stimulant that is used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy.
Question 13

What is the generic name for Mobic?

A
metoprolol tartrate
B
metformin
C
meloxicam
D
mirapex
Question 13 Explanation: 
Mobic (meloxicam) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is used to treat pain and inflammation in rheumatic diseases and osteoarthritis.
Question 14

What is the generic name for Actos?

A
pioglitazone
B
rosiglitazone
C
mupirocin
D
metformin
Question 14 Explanation: 
Actos (pioglitazone) is used to lower blood glucose levels in the treatment of diabetes.
Question 15

What is the generic name for Benicar?

A
valsartan
B
olmesartan
C
losartan
D
irbesartan
Question 15 Explanation: 
Benicar (olmesartan) is used to treat high blood pressure.
Question 16

What is the generic name for Abilify?

A
loxapine
B
aripiprazole
C
promazine
D
zonisamide
Question 16 Explanation: 
Abilify (aripiprazole) is an antipsychotic that is used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Question 17

What is the generic name for TriCor?

A
colesevelam
B
colestipole
C
clofibrate
D
fenofibrate
Question 17 Explanation: 
TriCor (fenofibrate) is used to reduce cholesterol levels in people at risk of cardiovascular disease.
Question 18

What is the generic name for Vyvanse?

A
lisdexamfetamine
B
methylphenidate
C
desipramine
D
atomoxetine
Question 18 Explanation: 
Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is a stimulant that is used in the treatment of ADHD and binge eating disorder.
Question 19

What is the generic name for Viagra?

A
vardenafil
B
sildenafil
C
verapamil
D
tadalafil
Question 19 Explanation: 
Viagra (sildenafil) is used to treat erectile dysfunction.
Question 20

What is the generic name for Crestor?

A
atorvastatin
B
rosuvastatin
C
simvastatin
D
pravastatin
Question 20 Explanation: 
Crestor (rosuvastatin) is a statin that is used to treat high cholesterol and to prevent cardiovascular disease.
Question 21

What is the generic name for Pravachol?

A
pitavastatin
B
simvastatin
C
pravastatin
D
atorvastatin
Question 21 Explanation: 
Pravachol (pravastatin) is a statin medication that is used for preventing cardiovascular disease in those at high risk.
Question 22

What is the generic name for Suboxone?

A
hydrocodone/acetaminophen
B
propoxyphene/acetaminophen
C
pentazocine/naloxone
D
buprenorphine/naloxone
Question 22 Explanation: 
Suboxone (buprenorphine/naloxone) is a combination drug that is used in the treatment of opioid dependence.
Question 23

What is the generic name for Diovan?

A
doxazosin
B
prazosin
C
losartan
D
valsartan
Question 23 Explanation: 
Diovan (valsartan) is used for the treatment of high blood pressure and congestive heart failure.
Question 24

What is the generic name for Lexapro?

A
escitalopram
B
lorazepam
C
citalopram
D
diazepam
Question 24 Explanation: 
Lexapro (escitalopram) is an antidepressant that is used to treat major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder.
Question 25

What is the generic name for Singulair?

A
zafirlukast
B
mometasone furoate
C
montelukast
D
zileuton
Question 25 Explanation: 
Singulair (montelukast) is used to treat asthma and to relieve symptoms of seasonal allergies.
Question 26

What is the generic name for Adderall?

A
dexmethylphenidate
B
amphetamine/dextroamphetamine
C
lisdexamfetamin dimesylate
D
clonidine
Question 26 Explanation: 
Adderall (amphetamine/dextroamphetamine) is a combination drug that is used in the treatment of ADHD and narcolepsy.
Question 27

What is the generic name for NovoLog?

A
insulin lispro
B
insulin detemir
C
insulin glulisine
D
insulin aspart
Question 27 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 28

What is the generic name for Nexium?

A
esomeprazole
B
olmesartan
C
lansoprazole
D
omeprazole
Question 28 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 29

What is the generic name for Cozaar?

A
valsartan
B
benazepril
C
losartan
D
lisinopril
Question 29 Explanation: 
Cozaar (losartan) is mainly used to treat high blood pressure.
Question 30

What is the generic name for Levaquin?

A
levofloxacin
B
lomefloxacin
C
cinoxacin
D
ciprofloxacin
Question 30 Explanation: 
Levaquin (levofloxacin) is an antibiotic that is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections.
Question 31

What is the generic name for Ambien?

A
lorazepam
B
eszopiclone
C
alprazolam
D
zolpidem
Question 31 Explanation: 
Ambien (zolpidem) is a sedative that is used for the treatment of insomnia.
Question 32

What is the generic name for Cialis?

A
sildenafil
B
tadalafil
C
enalapril
D
vardenafil
Question 32 Explanation: 
Cialis (tadalafil) is used to treat erectile dysfunction.
Question 33

What is the generic name for Symbicort?

A
ipratropium bromide/albuterol
B
fexofenadine/pseudoephedrine
C
fluticasone/salmeterol
D
budesonide/formoterol
Question 33 Explanation: 
Symbicort (budesonide/formoterol) is a combination drug that is used in the management of asthma and COPD.
Question 34

What is the generic name for Vytorin?

A
fenofibrate
B
niacin/lovastatin
C
amlodipine/atorvastatin
D
ezetimibe/simvastatin
Question 34 Explanation: 
Vytorin (ezetimibe/simvastatin) is a combination drug used to lower the production of cholesterol and the absorption of cholesterol.
Question 35

What is the generic name for Advair Diskus?

A
fluticasone/salmeterol
B
prednisone
C
mometasone furoate
D
flunisolide
Question 35 Explanation: 
Advair Diskus (fluticasone/salmeterol) is combination drug that is used in the management of asthma and COPD.
Question 36

What is the generic name for Combivent Respimat?

A
tiotropium bromide
B
budesonide/formoterol
C
fluticasone/salmeterol
D
ipratropium bromide/albuterol
Question 36 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 37

What is the generic name for Cymbalta?

A
citalopram
B
sertraline
C
fluoxetine
D
duloxetine
Question 37 Explanation: 
Cymbalta (duloxetine) is used to treat major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, fibromyalgia, and neuropathic pain.
Question 38

What is the generic name for Seroquel?

A
olanzapine
B
quetiapine
C
clozapine
D
olanzapine/fluoxetine
Question 38 Explanation: 
Seroquel (quetiapine) is an antipsychotic used to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder.
Question 39

What is the generic name for Yaz?

A
ezetimibe/simvastatin
B
ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
C
etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
D
ethinyl estradiol/drospirenone
Question 39 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 40

What is the generic name for Lantus?

A
insulin glargine
B
insulin glulisine
C
insuline lispro
D
insuline detemir
Question 40 Explanation: 
Lantus (insulin glargine) is a long-acting form of insulin used to treat type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
Question 41

What is the generic name for Synthroid?

A
lithostat
B
liothyronine
C
liotrix
D
levothyroxine
Question 41 Explanation: 
Synthroid (levothyroxine) is a synthetic thyroid hormone that is used to treat thyroid hormone deficiency.
Question 42

What is the generic name for Prozac?

A
escitalopram
B
citalopram
C
paroxetine
D
fluoxetine
Question 42 Explanation: 
Prozac (fluoxetine) is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class.
Question 43

What is the generic name for Lyrica?

A
clonazepam
B
pregabalin
C
phenytoin
D
primidone
Question 43 Explanation: 
Lyrica (pregabalin) is used to treat epilepsy, neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia, and generalized anxiety disorder.
Question 44

What is the generic name for Plavix?

A
urokinase
B
clonidine
C
alteplase
D
clopidogrel
Question 44 Explanation: 
Plavix (clopidogrel) is an antiplatelet agent that is used to inhibit blood clots and to prevent heart attacks and strokes.
Question 45

What is the generic name for Lipitor?

A
simvastatin
B
atorvastatin
C
fluvastatin
D
lovastatin
Question 45 Explanation: 
Lipitor (atorvastatin) is a statin that used to prevent cardiovascular disease.
Question 46

What is the generic name for Spiriva?

A
albuterol
B
bitolterol
C
pirbuterol
D
tiotropium
Question 46 Explanation: 
Spiriva (tiotropium) is a long-acting bronchodilator that is used in the management of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).
Question 47

What is the generic name for OxyContin?

A
codeine
B
oxaprozin
C
morphine
D
oxycodone
Question 47 Explanation: 
OxyContin (oxycodone) is an opioid used for the relief of moderate to severe pain.
Question 48

What is the generic name for Wellbutrin?

A
trazodone
B
tramadol
C
buspirone
D
bupropion
Question 48 Explanation: 
Wellbutrin (bupropion) is an atypical antidepressant used to treat major depressive disorder and to support smoking cessation.
Question 49

What is the generic name for Januvia?

A
glipizide
B
sitagliptin
C
acarbose
D
pramlintide
Question 49 Explanation: 
Januvia (sitagliptin) is an antihyperglycemic that is used in the treatment of diabetes.
Question 50

What is the generic name for Effexor XR?

A
venlafaxine
B
duloxetine
C
citalopram
D
escitalopram
Question 50 Explanation: 
Effexor XR (venlafaxine) is an antidepressant that is used to treat major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and social phobia.
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