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 Zetia?

A
cholestyramine
B
ezetimibe
C
amlodipine/atorvastatin
D
niacin/lovastatin
Question 1 Explanation: 
Zetia (ezetimibe) lowers cholesterol levels by decreasing cholesterol absorption in the small intestine.
Question 2

What is the generic name for Pravachol?

A
pravastatin
B
simvastatin
C
atorvastatin
D
pitavastatin
Question 2 Explanation: 
Pravachol (pravastatin) is a statin medication that is used for preventing cardiovascular disease in those at high risk.
Question 3

What is the generic name for Prozac?

A
escitalopram
B
paroxetine
C
fluoxetine
D
citalopram
Question 3 Explanation: 
Prozac (fluoxetine) is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class.
Question 4

What is the generic name for Cialis?

A
enalapril
B
sildenafil
C
vardenafil
D
tadalafil
Question 4 Explanation: 
Cialis (tadalafil) is used to treat erectile dysfunction.
Question 5

What is the generic name for Lantus?

A
insuline lispro
B
insulin glargine
C
insuline detemir
D
insulin glulisine
Question 5 Explanation: 
Lantus (insulin glargine) is a long-acting form of insulin used to treat type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
Question 6

What is the generic name for Zyprexa?

A
olanzapine
B
loxapine
C
haloperidol
D
quetiapine
Question 6 Explanation: 
Zyprexa (olanzapine) an antipsychotic that is used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Question 7

What is the generic name for Symbicort?

A
ipratropium bromide/albuterol
B
budesonide/formoterol
C
fluticasone/salmeterol
D
fexofenadine/pseudoephedrine
Question 7 Explanation: 
Symbicort (budesonide/formoterol) is a combination drug that is used in the management of asthma and COPD.
Question 8

What is the generic name for Combivent Respimat?

A
budesonide/formoterol
B
fluticasone/salmeterol
C
ipratropium bromide/albuterol
D
tiotropium bromide
Question 8 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 9

What is the generic name for NovoLog?

A
insulin detemir
B
insulin aspart
C
insulin glulisine
D
insulin lispro
Question 9 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 10

What is the generic name for Yaz?

A
ethinyl estradiol/drospirenone
B
etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
C
ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
D
ezetimibe/simvastatin
Question 10 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 11

What is the generic name for OxyContin?

A
oxycodone
B
oxaprozin
C
morphine
D
codeine
Question 11 Explanation: 
OxyContin (oxycodone) is an opioid used for the relief of moderate to severe pain.
Question 12

What is the generic name for Tamiflu?

A
valacyclovir
B
acyclovir
C
vancomycin
D
oseltamivir
Question 12 Explanation: 
Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is an antiviral medication that is used to treat influenza (flu).
Question 13

What is the generic name for Effexor XR?

A
citalopram
B
venlafaxine
C
duloxetine
D
escitalopram
Question 13 Explanation: 
Effexor XR (venlafaxine) is an antidepressant that is used to treat major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and social phobia.
Question 14

What is the generic name for Diflucan?

A
raloxifine
B
fluconazole
C
flomax
D
doxazosin
Question 14 Explanation: 
Diflucan (fluconazole) is an antifungal medication that is used to treat a variety of fungal infections.
Question 15

What is the generic name for TriCor?

A
clofibrate
B
colesevelam
C
fenofibrate
D
colestipole
Question 15 Explanation: 
TriCor (fenofibrate) is used to reduce cholesterol levels in people at risk of cardiovascular disease.
Question 16

What is the generic name for Lyrica?

A
pregabalin
B
primidone
C
phenytoin
D
clonazepam
Question 16 Explanation: 
Lyrica (pregabalin) is used to treat epilepsy, neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia, and generalized anxiety disorder.
Question 17

What is the generic name for Crestor?

A
atorvastatin
B
simvastatin
C
rosuvastatin
D
pravastatin
Question 17 Explanation: 
Crestor (rosuvastatin) is a statin that is used to treat high cholesterol and to prevent cardiovascular disease.
Question 18

What is the generic name for Lexapro?

A
diazepam
B
citalopram
C
lorazepam
D
escitalopram
Question 18 Explanation: 
Lexapro (escitalopram) is an antidepressant that is used to treat major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder.
Question 19

What is the generic name for Actos?

A
pioglitazone
B
rosiglitazone
C
mupirocin
D
metformin
Question 19 Explanation: 
Actos (pioglitazone) is used to lower blood glucose levels in the treatment of diabetes.
Question 20

What is the generic name for Viagra?

A
verapamil
B
vardenafil
C
tadalafil
D
sildenafil
Question 20 Explanation: 
Viagra (sildenafil) is used to treat erectile dysfunction.
Question 21

What is the generic name for Xalatan?

A
bimatoprost
B
travoprost
C
latanoprost
D
unoprostone
Question 21 Explanation: 
Xalatan (latanoprost) is administered into the eyes to control the progression of glaucoma or ocular hypertension, by reducing intraocular pressure.
Question 22

What is the generic name for Synthroid?

A
liotrix
B
lithostat
C
levothyroxine
D
liothyronine
Question 22 Explanation: 
Synthroid (levothyroxine) is a synthetic thyroid hormone that is used to treat thyroid hormone deficiency.
Question 23

What is the generic name for Januvia?

A
pramlintide
B
glipizide
C
acarbose
D
sitagliptin
Question 23 Explanation: 
Januvia (sitagliptin) is an antihyperglycemic that is used in the treatment of diabetes.
Question 24

What is the generic name for Plavix?

A
alteplase
B
clonidine
C
clopidogrel
D
urokinase
Question 24 Explanation: 
Plavix (clopidogrel) is an antiplatelet agent that is used to inhibit blood clots and to prevent heart attacks and strokes.
Question 25

What is the generic name for Suboxone?

A
propoxyphene/acetaminophen
B
pentazocine/naloxone
C
buprenorphine/naloxone
D
hydrocodone/acetaminophen
Question 25 Explanation: 
Suboxone (buprenorphine/naloxone) is a combination drug that is used in the treatment of opioid dependence.
Question 26

What is the generic name for Lipitor?

A
lovastatin
B
fluvastatin
C
simvastatin
D
atorvastatin
Question 26 Explanation: 
Lipitor (atorvastatin) is a statin that used to prevent cardiovascular disease.
Question 27

What is the generic name for Levaquin?

A
cinoxacin
B
ciprofloxacin
C
lomefloxacin
D
levofloxacin
Question 27 Explanation: 
Levaquin (levofloxacin) is an antibiotic that is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections.
Question 28

What is the generic name for Aricept?

A
galantamine
B
memantine
C
tacrine
D
donepezil
Question 28 Explanation: 
Aricept (donepezil) is used to improve the cognition and behavior of people with Alzheimer's.
Question 29

What is the generic name for Seroquel?

A
clozapine
B
quetiapine
C
olanzapine/fluoxetine
D
olanzapine
Question 29 Explanation: 
Seroquel (quetiapine) is an antipsychotic used to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder.
Question 30

What is the generic name for Vytorin?

A
fenofibrate
B
ezetimibe/simvastatin
C
niacin/lovastatin
D
amlodipine/atorvastatin
Question 30 Explanation: 
Vytorin (ezetimibe/simvastatin) is a combination drug used to lower the production of cholesterol and the absorption of cholesterol.
Question 31

What is the generic name for Concerta?

A
methylphenidate
B
desipramine
C
pemoline
D
clonidine
Question 31 Explanation: 
Concerta (methylphenidate) is a stimulant that is used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy.
Question 32

What is the generic name for Coreg?

A
atenolol
B
carvedilol
C
losartan
D
citalopram
Question 32 Explanation: 
Coreg (carvedilol) is a medication used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure.
Question 33

What is the generic name for Mobic?

A
meloxicam
B
mirapex
C
metformin
D
metoprolol tartrate
Question 33 Explanation: 
Mobic (meloxicam) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is used to treat pain and inflammation in rheumatic diseases and osteoarthritis.
Question 34

What is the generic name for Wellbutrin?

A
trazodone
B
bupropion
C
buspirone
D
tramadol
Question 34 Explanation: 
Wellbutrin (bupropion) is an atypical antidepressant used to treat major depressive disorder and to support smoking cessation.
Question 35

What is the generic name for Celebrex?

A
celecoxib
B
cefotaxime
C
cefoxitin
D
citalopram
Question 35 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 36

What is the generic name for Nexium?

A
lansoprazole
B
olmesartan
C
omeprazole
D
esomeprazole
Question 36 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 37

What is the generic name for Advair Diskus?

A
mometasone furoate
B
fluticasone/salmeterol
C
prednisone
D
flunisolide
Question 37 Explanation: 
Advair Diskus (fluticasone/salmeterol) is combination drug that is used in the management of asthma and COPD.
Question 38

What is the generic name for Namenda?

A
tacrine
B
galantamine
C
donepezil
D
memantine
Question 38 Explanation: 
Namenda (memantine) is used for the treatment of moderate-to-severe Alzheimer's disease.
Question 39

What is the generic name for Ambien?

A
eszopiclone
B
alprazolam
C
lorazepam
D
zolpidem
Question 39 Explanation: 
Ambien (zolpidem) is a sedative that is used for the treatment of insomnia.
Question 40

What is the generic name for Spiriva?

A
pirbuterol
B
albuterol
C
tiotropium
D
bitolterol
Question 40 Explanation: 
Spiriva (tiotropium) is a long-acting bronchodilator that is used in the management of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).
Question 41

What is the generic name for Cozaar?

A
valsartan
B
losartan
C
benazepril
D
lisinopril
Question 41 Explanation: 
Cozaar (losartan) is mainly used to treat high blood pressure.
Question 42

What is the generic name for Protonix?

A
propranolol
B
esomeprazole
C
famotidine
D
pantoprazole
Question 42 Explanation: 
Protonix (pantoprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor used for the treatment of stomach ulcers.
Question 43

What is the generic name for Diovan?

A
prazosin
B
losartan
C
valsartan
D
doxazosin
Question 43 Explanation: 
Diovan (valsartan) is used for the treatment of high blood pressure and congestive heart failure.
Question 44

What is the generic name for Singulair?

A
zafirlukast
B
montelukast
C
zileuton
D
mometasone furoate
Question 44 Explanation: 
Singulair (montelukast) is used to treat asthma and to relieve symptoms of seasonal allergies.
Question 45

What is the generic name for Cymbalta?

A
fluoxetine
B
citalopram
C
sertraline
D
duloxetine
Question 45 Explanation: 
Cymbalta (duloxetine) is used to treat major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, fibromyalgia, and neuropathic pain.
Question 46

What is the generic name for Benicar?

A
olmesartan
B
irbesartan
C
valsartan
D
losartan
Question 46 Explanation: 
Benicar (olmesartan) is used to treat high blood pressure.
Question 47

What is the generic name for Vyvanse?

A
desipramine
B
methylphenidate
C
atomoxetine
D
lisdexamfetamine
Question 47 Explanation: 
Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is a stimulant that is used in the treatment of ADHD and binge eating disorder.
Question 48

What is the generic name for Prilosec?

A
lansoprazole
B
omeprazole
C
paroxetine
D
pantoprazole
Question 48 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 49

What is the generic name for Adderall?

A
clonidine
B
lisdexamfetamin dimesylate
C
amphetamine/dextroamphetamine
D
dexmethylphenidate
Question 49 Explanation: 
Adderall (amphetamine/dextroamphetamine) is a combination drug that is used in the treatment of ADHD and narcolepsy.
Question 50

What is the generic name for Abilify?

A
promazine
B
aripiprazole
C
loxapine
D
zonisamide
Question 50 Explanation: 
Abilify (aripiprazole) is an antipsychotic that is used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
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