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 Plavix?

A
urokinase
B
alteplase
C
clonidine
D
clopidogrel
Question 1 Explanation: 
Plavix (clopidogrel) is an antiplatelet agent that is used to inhibit blood clots and to prevent heart attacks and strokes.
Question 2

What is the generic name for Vytorin?

A
ezetimibe/simvastatin
B
fenofibrate
C
niacin/lovastatin
D
amlodipine/atorvastatin
Question 2 Explanation: 
Vytorin (ezetimibe/simvastatin) is a combination drug used to lower the production of cholesterol and the absorption of cholesterol.
Question 3

What is the generic name for Benicar?

A
losartan
B
valsartan
C
olmesartan
D
irbesartan
Question 3 Explanation: 
Benicar (olmesartan) is used to treat high blood pressure.
Question 4

What is the generic name for Levaquin?

A
cinoxacin
B
ciprofloxacin
C
levofloxacin
D
lomefloxacin
Question 4 Explanation: 
Levaquin (levofloxacin) is an antibiotic that is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections.
Question 5

What is the generic name for Effexor XR?

A
escitalopram
B
citalopram
C
venlafaxine
D
duloxetine
Question 5 Explanation: 
Effexor XR (venlafaxine) is an antidepressant that is used to treat major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and social phobia.
Question 6

What is the generic name for Prozac?

A
escitalopram
B
fluoxetine
C
citalopram
D
paroxetine
Question 6 Explanation: 
Prozac (fluoxetine) is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class.
Question 7

What is the generic name for OxyContin?

A
oxaprozin
B
morphine
C
oxycodone
D
codeine
Question 7 Explanation: 
OxyContin (oxycodone) is an opioid used for the relief of moderate to severe pain.
Question 8

What is the generic name for Ambien?

A
eszopiclone
B
lorazepam
C
alprazolam
D
zolpidem
Question 8 Explanation: 
Ambien (zolpidem) is a sedative that is used for the treatment of insomnia.
Question 9

What is the generic name for Cialis?

A
tadalafil
B
vardenafil
C
enalapril
D
sildenafil
Question 9 Explanation: 
Cialis (tadalafil) is used to treat erectile dysfunction.
Question 10

What is the generic name for Zyprexa?

A
haloperidol
B
quetiapine
C
olanzapine
D
loxapine
Question 10 Explanation: 
Zyprexa (olanzapine) an antipsychotic that is used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Question 11

What is the generic name for Diovan?

A
prazosin
B
losartan
C
doxazosin
D
valsartan
Question 11 Explanation: 
Diovan (valsartan) is used for the treatment of high blood pressure and congestive heart failure.
Question 12

What is the generic name for Lantus?

A
insulin glulisine
B
insuline lispro
C
insuline detemir
D
insulin glargine
Question 12 Explanation: 
Lantus (insulin glargine) is a long-acting form of insulin used to treat type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
Question 13

What is the generic name for Symbicort?

A
budesonide/formoterol
B
ipratropium bromide/albuterol
C
fexofenadine/pseudoephedrine
D
fluticasone/salmeterol
Question 13 Explanation: 
Symbicort (budesonide/formoterol) is a combination drug that is used in the management of asthma and COPD.
Question 14

What is the generic name for NovoLog?

A
insulin aspart
B
insulin glulisine
C
insulin detemir
D
insulin lispro
Question 14 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 15

What is the generic name for Adderall?

A
clonidine
B
dexmethylphenidate
C
lisdexamfetamin dimesylate
D
amphetamine/dextroamphetamine
Question 15 Explanation: 
Adderall (amphetamine/dextroamphetamine) is a combination drug that is used in the treatment of ADHD and narcolepsy.
Question 16

What is the generic name for Cozaar?

A
losartan
B
benazepril
C
lisinopril
D
valsartan
Question 16 Explanation: 
Cozaar (losartan) is mainly used to treat high blood pressure.
Question 17

What is the generic name for Tamiflu?

A
oseltamivir
B
acyclovir
C
vancomycin
D
valacyclovir
Question 17 Explanation: 
Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is an antiviral medication that is used to treat influenza (flu).
Question 18

What is the generic name for Lyrica?

A
phenytoin
B
pregabalin
C
primidone
D
clonazepam
Question 18 Explanation: 
Lyrica (pregabalin) is used to treat epilepsy, neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia, and generalized anxiety disorder.
Question 19

What is the generic name for Prilosec?

A
pantoprazole
B
paroxetine
C
omeprazole
D
lansoprazole
Question 19 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 20

What is the generic name for Lexapro?

A
citalopram
B
diazepam
C
lorazepam
D
escitalopram
Question 20 Explanation: 
Lexapro (escitalopram) is an antidepressant that is used to treat major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder.
Question 21

What is the generic name for Advair Diskus?

A
mometasone furoate
B
fluticasone/salmeterol
C
flunisolide
D
prednisone
Question 21 Explanation: 
Advair Diskus (fluticasone/salmeterol) is combination drug that is used in the management of asthma and COPD.
Question 22

What is the generic name for Singulair?

A
zafirlukast
B
mometasone furoate
C
montelukast
D
zileuton
Question 22 Explanation: 
Singulair (montelukast) is used to treat asthma and to relieve symptoms of seasonal allergies.
Question 23

What is the generic name for Namenda?

A
donepezil
B
memantine
C
galantamine
D
tacrine
Question 23 Explanation: 
Namenda (memantine) is used for the treatment of moderate-to-severe Alzheimer's disease.
Question 24

What is the generic name for Crestor?

A
rosuvastatin
B
atorvastatin
C
pravastatin
D
simvastatin
Question 24 Explanation: 
Crestor (rosuvastatin) is a statin that is used to treat high cholesterol and to prevent cardiovascular disease.
Question 25

What is the generic name for Yaz?

A
ethinyl estradiol/drospirenone
B
ezetimibe/simvastatin
C
ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
D
etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
Question 25 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 26

What is the generic name for Januvia?

A
sitagliptin
B
acarbose
C
pramlintide
D
glipizide
Question 26 Explanation: 
Januvia (sitagliptin) is an antihyperglycemic that is used in the treatment of diabetes.
Question 27

What is the generic name for Combivent Respimat?

A
ipratropium bromide/albuterol
B
fluticasone/salmeterol
C
budesonide/formoterol
D
tiotropium bromide
Question 27 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 28

What is the generic name for Actos?

A
metformin
B
pioglitazone
C
rosiglitazone
D
mupirocin
Question 28 Explanation: 
Actos (pioglitazone) is used to lower blood glucose levels in the treatment of diabetes.
Question 29

What is the generic name for Pravachol?

A
simvastatin
B
pitavastatin
C
atorvastatin
D
pravastatin
Question 29 Explanation: 
Pravachol (pravastatin) is a statin medication that is used for preventing cardiovascular disease in those at high risk.
Question 30

What is the generic name for Celebrex?

A
citalopram
B
celecoxib
C
cefotaxime
D
cefoxitin
Question 30 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 31

What is the generic name for Wellbutrin?

A
trazodone
B
bupropion
C
buspirone
D
tramadol
Question 31 Explanation: 
Wellbutrin (bupropion) is an atypical antidepressant used to treat major depressive disorder and to support smoking cessation.
Question 32

What is the generic name for Seroquel?

A
quetiapine
B
olanzapine
C
olanzapine/fluoxetine
D
clozapine
Question 32 Explanation: 
Seroquel (quetiapine) is an antipsychotic used to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder.
Question 33

What is the generic name for Spiriva?

A
pirbuterol
B
tiotropium
C
albuterol
D
bitolterol
Question 33 Explanation: 
Spiriva (tiotropium) is a long-acting bronchodilator that is used in the management of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).
Question 34

What is the generic name for Nexium?

A
lansoprazole
B
olmesartan
C
esomeprazole
D
omeprazole
Question 34 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 35

What is the generic name for Mobic?

A
mirapex
B
meloxicam
C
metformin
D
metoprolol tartrate
Question 35 Explanation: 
Mobic (meloxicam) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is used to treat pain and inflammation in rheumatic diseases and osteoarthritis.
Question 36

What is the generic name for Synthroid?

A
levothyroxine
B
liothyronine
C
liotrix
D
lithostat
Question 36 Explanation: 
Synthroid (levothyroxine) is a synthetic thyroid hormone that is used to treat thyroid hormone deficiency.
Question 37

What is the generic name for Suboxone?

A
hydrocodone/acetaminophen
B
pentazocine/naloxone
C
propoxyphene/acetaminophen
D
buprenorphine/naloxone
Question 37 Explanation: 
Suboxone (buprenorphine/naloxone) is a combination drug that is used in the treatment of opioid dependence.
Question 38

What is the generic name for Aricept?

A
donepezil
B
memantine
C
tacrine
D
galantamine
Question 38 Explanation: 
Aricept (donepezil) is used to improve the cognition and behavior of people with Alzheimer's.
Question 39

What is the generic name for TriCor?

A
colesevelam
B
colestipole
C
fenofibrate
D
clofibrate
Question 39 Explanation: 
TriCor (fenofibrate) is used to reduce cholesterol levels in people at risk of cardiovascular disease.
Question 40

What is the generic name for Zetia?

A
cholestyramine
B
ezetimibe
C
niacin/lovastatin
D
amlodipine/atorvastatin
Question 40 Explanation: 
Zetia (ezetimibe) lowers cholesterol levels by decreasing cholesterol absorption in the small intestine.
Question 41

What is the generic name for Coreg?

A
atenolol
B
losartan
C
citalopram
D
carvedilol
Question 41 Explanation: 
Coreg (carvedilol) is a medication used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure.
Question 42

What is the generic name for Abilify?

A
promazine
B
zonisamide
C
loxapine
D
aripiprazole
Question 42 Explanation: 
Abilify (aripiprazole) is an antipsychotic that is used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Question 43

What is the generic name for Diflucan?

A
flomax
B
fluconazole
C
raloxifine
D
doxazosin
Question 43 Explanation: 
Diflucan (fluconazole) is an antifungal medication that is used to treat a variety of fungal infections.
Question 44

What is the generic name for Xalatan?

A
latanoprost
B
travoprost
C
unoprostone
D
bimatoprost
Question 44 Explanation: 
Xalatan (latanoprost) is administered into the eyes to control the progression of glaucoma or ocular hypertension, by reducing intraocular pressure.
Question 45

What is the generic name for Lipitor?

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

What is the generic name for Concerta?

A
pemoline
B
desipramine
C
clonidine
D
methylphenidate
Question 46 Explanation: 
Concerta (methylphenidate) is a stimulant that is used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy.
Question 47

What is the generic name for Protonix?

A
esomeprazole
B
pantoprazole
C
propranolol
D
famotidine
Question 47 Explanation: 
Protonix (pantoprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor used for the treatment of stomach ulcers.
Question 48

What is the generic name for Viagra?

A
verapamil
B
tadalafil
C
vardenafil
D
sildenafil
Question 48 Explanation: 
Viagra (sildenafil) is used to treat erectile dysfunction.
Question 49

What is the generic name for Cymbalta?

A
sertraline
B
duloxetine
C
citalopram
D
fluoxetine
Question 49 Explanation: 
Cymbalta (duloxetine) is used to treat major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, fibromyalgia, and neuropathic pain.
Question 50

What is the generic name for Vyvanse?

A
methylphenidate
B
desipramine
C
atomoxetine
D
lisdexamfetamine
Question 50 Explanation: 
Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is a stimulant that is used in the treatment of ADHD and binge eating disorder.
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