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 Actonel?

A
alendronate
B
bupropion
C
risedronate
D
ibandronate
Question 1 Explanation: 
Actonel (risedronate) is used to treat or prevent osteoporosis.
Question 2

What is the generic name for Zestril?

A
amlodipine/benazepril
B
lisinopril/hydrochlorothiazide
C
lisinopril
D
benazepril
Question 2 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 3

What is the generic name for Lotensin?

A
lisinopril
B
valsartan
C
benazepril
D
losartan
Question 3 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 4

What is the generic name for Dexilant?

A
rabeprazole
B
omeprazole
C
esomeprazole
D
dexlansoprazole
Question 4 Explanation: 
Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor that is used to treat GERD and erosive esophagitis.
Question 5

What is the generic name for Xanax?

A
clonazepam
B
lorazepam
C
alprazolam
D
rivaroxaban
Question 5 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 6

What is the generic name for Desyrel?

A
donepezil
B
trazodone
C
risperidone
D
ziprasidone
Question 6 Explanation: 
Desyrel (trazodone) is an antidepressant that is used to treat major depressive disorder.
Question 7

What is the generic name for Exelon?

A
donepezil
B
memantine
C
rivastigmine
D
enoxaparin
Question 7 Explanation: 
Exelon (rivastigmine) is used to treat dementia in people with Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.
Question 8

What is the generic name for Flomax?

A
terazosin
B
tamsulosin
C
doxazosin
D
solifenacin
Question 8 Explanation: 
Flomax (tamsulosin) is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate.
Question 9

What is the generic name for Chantix?

A
varenicline
B
bupropion
C
venlafaxine
D
valsartan
Question 9 Explanation: 
Chantix (varenicline) is used to treat nicotine addiction.
Question 10

What is the generic name for Ultram?

A
naproxen
B
tramadol
C
naloxone
D
fentanyl
Question 10 Explanation: 
Ultram (tramadol) is an opioid pain medication that is used to treat moderate to moderately severe pain.
Question 11

What is the generic name for Ortho Tri-Cyclen?

A
ethinyl estradiol/drospirenone
B
ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
C
ethinyl estradiol/etonogestrel
D
ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
Question 11 Explanation: 
Ortho Tri-Cyclen (ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate) is used as a contraceptive to prevent pregnancy.
Question 12

What is the generic name for Proventil?

A
levalbuterol
B
tiotropium bromide
C
ipratropium bromide
D
albuterol
Question 12 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 13

What is the generic name for Boniva?

A
ibandronate
B
alendronate
C
risedronate
D
calcitriol
Question 13 Explanation: 
Boniva (ibandronate) is used to treat or prevent osteoporosis in women after menopause.
Question 14

What is the generic name for Eliquis?

A
dabigatran
B
rivaroxaban
C
apixaban
D
dutasteride
Question 14 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 15

What is the generic name for Zocor?

A
atorvastatin
B
pravastatin
C
simvastatin
D
rosuvastatin
Question 15 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 16

What is the generic name for Combigan?

A
brimonidine/timolol
B
tobramycin/dexamethasone
C
dorzolamide/timolol
D
brinzolamide/brimonidine
Question 16 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 17

What is the generic name for Bystolic?

A
nebivolol
B
metoprolol
C
lisinopril
D
carvedilol
Question 17 Explanation: 
Bystolic (nebivolol) is a beta blocker that is used in the treatment of hypertension.
Question 18

What is the generic name for NuvaRing?

A
ethinyl estradiol/drospirenone
B
ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
C
etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
D
epoetin alpha
Question 18 Explanation: 
NuvaRing (etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is a combined hormonal contraceptive vaginal ring.
Question 19

What is the generic name for Levemir?

A
insulin glargine
B
insulin aspart
C
insulin lispro
D
insulin detemir
Question 19 Explanation: 
Levemir (insulin detemir) is a long-acting insulin that is used to treat diabetes in adults and children.
Question 20

What is the generic name for Avodart?

A
dutasteride
B
glyburide
C
finasteride
D
furosemide
Question 20 Explanation: 
Avodart (dutasteride) is used to treat enlarged prostate.
Question 21

What is the generic name for Humalog?

A
insulin aspart
B
insulin lispro
C
insulin detemir
D
insulin glargine
Question 21 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 22

What is the generic name for Latuda?

A
risperidone
B
lurasidone
C
ziprasidone
D
trazodone
Question 22 Explanation: 
Latuda (lurasidone) is an antipsychotic that is used to treat schizophrenia and depressive episodes associated with bipolar disorder.
Question 23

What is the generic name for Dulera?

A
mometasone/formoterol
B
ipratropium bromide/albuterol
C
fluticasone/salmeterol
D
budesonide/formoterol
Question 23 Explanation: 
Dulera (momet asone/formoterol) is a combination inhaler that is used to control and prevent asthma symptoms.
Question 24

What is the generic name for Lopressor?

A
metoprolol
B
bisoprolol
C
carvedilol
D
nebivolol
Question 24 Explanation: 
Lopressor (metoprolol) is a beta-blocker that is used to treat angina (chest pain) and hypertension (high blood pressure).
Question 25

What is the generic name for Victoza?

A
sitagliptin
B
exenatide
C
liraglutide
D
dulaglutide
Question 25 Explanation: 
Victoza (liraglutide) is an injectable medicine that lowers blood sugar (glucose) in adults with type 2 diabetes.
Question 26

What is the generic name for Vesicare?

A
sildenafil
B
sertraline
C
solifenacin
D
oxybutynin
Question 26 Explanation: 
Vesicare (solifenacin) is used for the treatment of overactive bladder with symptoms of urgency, frequency, and leakage.
Question 27

What is the generic name for Glucophage?

A
memantine
B
metformin
C
furosemide
D
glyburide
Question 27 Explanation: 
Glucophage (metformin) is used to improve blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes.
Question 28

What is the generic name for Norvasc?

A
amlodipine/benazepril
B
amlodipine
C
lisinopril/hydrochlorothiazide
D
lisinopril
Question 28 Explanation: 
Norvasc (amlodipine) is used to treat high blood pressure and coronary artery disease.
Question 29

What is the generic name for Strattera?

A
lidocaine
B
lorazepam
C
atomoxetine
D
lisdexamfetamine
Question 29 Explanation: 
Strattera (atomoxetine) is used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Question 30

What is the generic name for Pataday?

A
olopatadine
B
olanzepine
C
omeprazole
D
olmesartan
Question 30 Explanation: 
Pataday (olopatadine) is an antihistamine that is used to treat itching and redness in the eyes due to allergies.
Question 31

What is the generic name for Coumadin?

A
heparin
B
tamsulosin
C
warfarin
D
enoxaparin
Question 31 Explanation: 
Coumadin (warfarin) is an anticoagulant that is used to prevent the formation of blood clots in blood vessels.
Question 32

What is the generic name for Lasix?

A
fluoxetine
B
hydrocortisone
C
hydrochlorothiazide
D
furosemide
Question 32 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 33

What is the generic name for Percocet?

A
oxycodone/APAP
B
codeine/APAP
C
hydrocodone/APAP
D
buprenorphine/naloxone
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 Restasis?

A
cyclobenzaprine
B
pseudoephedrine
C
phenylephrine
D
cyclosporine
Question 34 Explanation: 
Restasis (cyclosporine) is an immunosuppressant drug that is used in organ transplantation to prevent rejection.
Question 35

What is the generic name for Enbrel?

A
etanercept
B
rosuvastatin
C
adalimumab
D
bupropion
Question 35 Explanation: 
Enbrel (etanercept) is a biopharmaceutical that treats autoimmune diseases including arthritis and psoriasis.
Question 36

What is the generic name for Namenda?

A
amitriptyline
B
donepezil
C
duloxetine
D
memantine
Question 36 Explanation: 
Namenda (memantine) is used for the treatment of moderate-to-severe Alzheimer's disease.
Question 37

What is the generic name for Cipro?

A
levofloxacin
B
azithromycin
C
ciprofloxacin
D
citalopram
Question 37 Explanation: 
Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is an antibiotic that is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections.
Question 38

What is the generic name for Flexeril?

A
cyclobenzaprine
B
cycloserine
C
tamsulosin
D
triamcinolone
Question 38 Explanation: 
Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) is used for muscle spasms from acute musculoskeletal conditions.
Question 39

What is the generic name for Flovent?

A
fluticasone
B
mometasone
C
fluticasone/salmeterol
D
budesonide/formoterol
Question 39 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 40

What is the generic name for Humira?

A
certolizumab pegol
B
adalimumab
C
infliximab
D
etanercept
Question 40 Explanation: 
Humira (adalimumab) is used to treat a variety of inflammatory conditions including arthritis, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and psoriasis.
Question 41

What is the generic name for Toprol XL?

A
metoprolol
B
nebivolol
C
carvedilol
D
olmesartan
Question 41 Explanation: 
Toprol XL (metoprolol) is a beta-blocker that is used to treat angina (chest pain) and hypertension (high blood pressure).
Question 42

What is the generic name for Pradaxa?

A
clopidogrel
B
rivaroxaban
C
dabigatran
D
warfarin
Question 42 Explanation: 
Pradaxa (dabigatran) is an anticoagulant that is used to reduce the risk of stroke and to treat blood clots.
Question 43

What is the generic name for Invokana?

A
canagliflozin
B
citalopram
C
clonazepam
D
cefazolin
Question 43 Explanation: 
Invokana (canagliflozin) is an antidiabetic drug used to improve glycemic control in people with type 2 diabetes.
Question 44

What is the generic name for Focalin XR?

A
lisdexamfetamine
B
desvenlafaxine
C
methylphenidate
D
dexmethylphenidate
Question 44 Explanation: 
Focalin XR (dexmethylphenidate) is a stimulant that is used in the treatment of ADHD and narcolepsy.
Question 45

What is the generic name for Celexa?

A
alprazolam
B
lorazepam
C
citalopram
D
escitalopram
Question 45 Explanation: 
Celexa (citalopram) is used to treat depression.
Question 46

What is the generic name for Zithromax?

A
zolpidem
B
azithromycin
C
cephalexin
D
ciprofloxacin
Question 46 Explanation: 
Zithromax (azithromycin) is an antibiotic that is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections.
Question 47

What is the generic name for Zantac?

A
ranitidine
B
tizanidine
C
allopurinal
D
sertraline
Question 47 Explanation: 
Zantac (ranitidine) is a medication that decreases stomach acid production. It is used to treat peptic ulcer disease and gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Question 48

What is the generic name for Zoloft?

A
duloxetine
B
amitriptyline
C
sertraline
D
desvenlafaxine
Question 48 Explanation: 
Zoloft (sertraline) is an antidepressant that is used to treat major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder.
Question 49

What is the generic name for Tenormin?

A
tramodol
B
trazodone
C
atenolol
D
topiramate
Question 49 Explanation: 
Tenormin (atenolol) is a beta blocker that is used to treat high blood pressure and heart-associated chest pain.
Question 50

What is the generic name for Xarelto?

A
dabigatran
B
clopidogrel
C
enoxaparin
D
rivaroxaban
Question 50 Explanation: 
Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is an anticoagulant that is used to prevent the formation of blood clots.
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