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 Boniva?

A
calcitriol
B
alendronate
C
ibandronate
D
risedronate
Question 1 Explanation: 
Boniva (ibandronate) is used to treat or prevent osteoporosis in women after menopause.
Question 2

What is the generic name for Zantac?

A
tizanidine
B
allopurinal
C
ranitidine
D
sertraline
Question 2 Explanation: 
Zantac (ranitidine) is a medication that decreases stomach acid production. It is used to treat peptic ulcer disease and gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Question 3

What is the generic name for Avodart?

A
furosemide
B
glyburide
C
dutasteride
D
finasteride
Question 3 Explanation: 
Avodart (dutasteride) is used to treat enlarged prostate.
Question 4

What is the generic name for Celexa?

A
citalopram
B
lorazepam
C
escitalopram
D
alprazolam
Question 4 Explanation: 
Celexa (citalopram) is used to treat depression.
Question 5

What is the generic name for Bystolic?

A
nebivolol
B
carvedilol
C
metoprolol
D
lisinopril
Question 5 Explanation: 
Bystolic (nebivolol) is a beta blocker that is used in the treatment of hypertension.
Question 6

What is the generic name for Flovent?

A
fluticasone/salmeterol
B
budesonide/formoterol
C
fluticasone
D
mometasone
Question 6 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 7

What is the generic name for Flomax?

A
terazosin
B
doxazosin
C
solifenacin
D
tamsulosin
Question 7 Explanation: 
Flomax (tamsulosin) is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate.
Question 8

What is the generic name for Dexilant?

A
dexlansoprazole
B
esomeprazole
C
omeprazole
D
rabeprazole
Question 8 Explanation: 
Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor that is used to treat GERD and erosive esophagitis.
Question 9

What is the generic name for Eliquis?

A
dutasteride
B
apixaban
C
dabigatran
D
rivaroxaban
Question 9 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 10

What is the generic name for Toprol XL?

A
nebivolol
B
olmesartan
C
metoprolol
D
carvedilol
Question 10 Explanation: 
Toprol XL (metoprolol) is a beta-blocker that is used to treat angina (chest pain) and hypertension (high blood pressure).
Question 11

What is the generic name for Dulera?

A
ipratropium bromide/albuterol
B
budesonide/formoterol
C
mometasone/formoterol
D
fluticasone/salmeterol
Question 11 Explanation: 
Dulera (momet asone/formoterol) is a combination inhaler that is used to control and prevent asthma symptoms.
Question 12

What is the generic name for Glucophage?

A
metformin
B
furosemide
C
glyburide
D
memantine
Question 12 Explanation: 
Glucophage (metformin) is used to improve blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes.
Question 13

What is the generic name for NuvaRing?

A
epoetin alpha
B
etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
C
ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
D
ethinyl estradiol/drospirenone
Question 13 Explanation: 
NuvaRing (etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is a combined hormonal contraceptive vaginal ring.
Question 14

What is the generic name for Lotensin?

A
lisinopril
B
benazepril
C
losartan
D
valsartan
Question 14 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 15

What is the generic name for Norvasc?

A
lisinopril
B
amlodipine
C
lisinopril/hydrochlorothiazide
D
amlodipine/benazepril
Question 15 Explanation: 
Norvasc (amlodipine) is used to treat high blood pressure and coronary artery disease.
Question 16

What is the generic name for Chantix?

A
varenicline
B
valsartan
C
venlafaxine
D
bupropion
Question 16 Explanation: 
Chantix (varenicline) is used to treat nicotine addiction.
Question 17

What is the generic name for Zestril?

A
benazepril
B
lisinopril
C
lisinopril/hydrochlorothiazide
D
amlodipine/benazepril
Question 17 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 18

What is the generic name for Combigan?

A
brinzolamide/brimonidine
B
dorzolamide/timolol
C
tobramycin/dexamethasone
D
brimonidine/timolol
Question 18 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 19

What is the generic name for Ultram?

A
naloxone
B
tramadol
C
naproxen
D
fentanyl
Question 19 Explanation: 
Ultram (tramadol) is an opioid pain medication that is used to treat moderate to moderately severe pain.
Question 20

What is the generic name for Flexeril?

A
tamsulosin
B
cycloserine
C
triamcinolone
D
cyclobenzaprine
Question 20 Explanation: 
Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) is used for muscle spasms from acute musculoskeletal conditions.
Question 21

What is the generic name for Strattera?

A
lorazepam
B
lisdexamfetamine
C
lidocaine
D
atomoxetine
Question 21 Explanation: 
Strattera (atomoxetine) is used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Question 22

What is the generic name for Lasix?

A
hydrocortisone
B
furosemide
C
fluoxetine
D
hydrochlorothiazide
Question 22 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 23

What is the generic name for Zithromax?

A
cephalexin
B
ciprofloxacin
C
azithromycin
D
zolpidem
Question 23 Explanation: 
Zithromax (azithromycin) is an antibiotic that is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections.
Question 24

What is the generic name for Restasis?

A
pseudoephedrine
B
cyclosporine
C
cyclobenzaprine
D
phenylephrine
Question 24 Explanation: 
Restasis (cyclosporine) is an immunosuppressant drug that is used in organ transplantation to prevent rejection.
Question 25

What is the generic name for Pataday?

A
olanzepine
B
olmesartan
C
olopatadine
D
omeprazole
Question 25 Explanation: 
Pataday (olopatadine) is an antihistamine that is used to treat itching and redness in the eyes due to allergies.
Question 26

What is the generic name for Invokana?

A
clonazepam
B
cefazolin
C
canagliflozin
D
citalopram
Question 26 Explanation: 
Invokana (canagliflozin) is an antidiabetic drug used to improve glycemic control in people with type 2 diabetes.
Question 27

What is the generic name for Actonel?

A
bupropion
B
ibandronate
C
alendronate
D
risedronate
Question 27 Explanation: 
Actonel (risedronate) is used to treat or prevent osteoporosis.
Question 28

What is the generic name for Latuda?

A
lurasidone
B
risperidone
C
ziprasidone
D
trazodone
Question 28 Explanation: 
Latuda (lurasidone) is an antipsychotic that is used to treat schizophrenia and depressive episodes associated with bipolar disorder.
Question 29

What is the generic name for Xarelto?

A
clopidogrel
B
dabigatran
C
rivaroxaban
D
enoxaparin
Question 29 Explanation: 
Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is an anticoagulant that is used to prevent the formation of blood clots.
Question 30

What is the generic name for Pradaxa?

A
dabigatran
B
rivaroxaban
C
warfarin
D
clopidogrel
Question 30 Explanation: 
Pradaxa (dabigatran) is an anticoagulant that is used to reduce the risk of stroke and to treat blood clots.
Question 31

What is the generic name for Ortho Tri-Cyclen?

A
ethinyl estradiol/drospirenone
B
ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
C
ethinyl estradiol/etonogestrel
D
ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
Question 31 Explanation: 
Ortho Tri-Cyclen (ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate) is used as a contraceptive to prevent pregnancy.
Question 32

What is the generic name for Lopressor?

A
carvedilol
B
nebivolol
C
metoprolol
D
bisoprolol
Question 32 Explanation: 
Lopressor (metoprolol) is a beta-blocker that is used to treat angina (chest pain) and hypertension (high blood pressure).
Question 33

What is the generic name for Percocet?

A
buprenorphine/naloxone
B
oxycodone/APAP
C
codeine/APAP
D
hydrocodone/APAP
Question 33 Explanation: 
Percocet (oxycodone/APAP) is a combination drug that is used to treat moderate to severe acute (short-term) pain.
Question 34

What is the generic name for Desyrel?

A
trazodone
B
ziprasidone
C
donepezil
D
risperidone
Question 34 Explanation: 
Desyrel (trazodone) is an antidepressant that is used to treat major depressive disorder.
Question 35

What is the generic name for Vesicare?

A
sildenafil
B
sertraline
C
oxybutynin
D
solifenacin
Question 35 Explanation: 
Vesicare (solifenacin) is used for the treatment of overactive bladder with symptoms of urgency, frequency, and leakage.
Question 36

What is the generic name for Coumadin?

A
heparin
B
enoxaparin
C
tamsulosin
D
warfarin
Question 36 Explanation: 
Coumadin (warfarin) is an anticoagulant that is used to prevent the formation of blood clots in blood vessels.
Question 37

What is the generic name for Xanax?

A
lorazepam
B
alprazolam
C
rivaroxaban
D
clonazepam
Question 37 Explanation: 
Xanax (alprazolam) is a short-acting tranquilizer. It is used in the short-term management of anxiety disorders such as panic disorder or generalized anxiety disorder.
Question 38

What is the generic name for Enbrel?

A
etanercept
B
rosuvastatin
C
adalimumab
D
bupropion
Question 38 Explanation: 
Enbrel (etanercept) is a biopharmaceutical that treats autoimmune diseases including arthritis and psoriasis.
Question 39

What is the generic name for Cipro?

A
citalopram
B
azithromycin
C
ciprofloxacin
D
levofloxacin
Question 39 Explanation: 
Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is an antibiotic that is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections.
Question 40

What is the generic name for Zocor?

A
pravastatin
B
atorvastatin
C
rosuvastatin
D
simvastatin
Question 40 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 41

What is the generic name for Tenormin?

A
atenolol
B
tramodol
C
topiramate
D
trazodone
Question 41 Explanation: 
Tenormin (atenolol) is a beta blocker that is used to treat high blood pressure and heart-associated chest pain.
Question 42

What is the generic name for Victoza?

A
dulaglutide
B
liraglutide
C
exenatide
D
sitagliptin
Question 42 Explanation: 
Victoza (liraglutide) is an injectable medicine that lowers blood sugar (glucose) in adults with type 2 diabetes.
Question 43

What is the generic name for Focalin XR?

A
desvenlafaxine
B
dexmethylphenidate
C
methylphenidate
D
lisdexamfetamine
Question 43 Explanation: 
Focalin XR (dexmethylphenidate) is a stimulant that is used in the treatment of ADHD and narcolepsy.
Question 44

What is the generic name for Zoloft?

A
desvenlafaxine
B
duloxetine
C
amitriptyline
D
sertraline
Question 44 Explanation: 
Zoloft (sertraline) is an antidepressant that is used to treat major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder.
Question 45

What is the generic name for Humira?

A
adalimumab
B
etanercept
C
infliximab
D
certolizumab pegol
Question 45 Explanation: 
Humira (adalimumab) is used to treat a variety of inflammatory conditions including arthritis, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and psoriasis.
Question 46

What is the generic name for Proventil?

A
albuterol
B
levalbuterol
C
ipratropium bromide
D
tiotropium bromide
Question 46 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 47

What is the generic name for Humalog?

A
insulin aspart
B
insulin glargine
C
insulin lispro
D
insulin detemir
Question 47 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 48

What is the generic name for Levemir?

A
insulin aspart
B
insulin lispro
C
insulin glargine
D
insulin detemir
Question 48 Explanation: 
Levemir (insulin detemir) is a long-acting insulin that is used to treat diabetes in adults and children.
Question 49

What is the generic name for Exelon?

A
memantine
B
rivastigmine
C
donepezil
D
enoxaparin
Question 49 Explanation: 
Exelon (rivastigmine) is used to treat dementia in people with Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.
Question 50

What is the generic name for Namenda?

A
memantine
B
donepezil
C
duloxetine
D
amitriptyline
Question 50 Explanation: 
Namenda (memantine) is used for the treatment of moderate-to-severe Alzheimer's disease.
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