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Generic Trivia Quiz

Match the generic drug with the condition it is used to correct.

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1. High cholesterol  
2. Asthma and COPD  
3. Type 2 diabetes  
4. Acid reflux and ulcers  
5. Osteoporosis in women  
6. Arthritis  
7. Motion sickness  
  ibandronic acid
8. Allergies  
9. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity  
10. Anxiety  

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1. High cholesterol
2. Asthma and COPD
3. Type 2 diabetes
4. Acid reflux and ulcers
5. Osteoporosis in women
6. Arthritis
7. Motion sickness
8. Allergies
9. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity
10. Anxiety

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. High cholesterol

Answer: rosuvastatin

Crestor and Lipitor are two of the drugs used to treat high cholesterol and help lower triglyceride levels. Crestor is manufactured by AstraZeneca, and its generic name is rosuvastatin. This drug is used to reduce the risk of strokes and heart attacks. Muscle problems have been listed as a side effect.
2. Asthma and COPD

Answer: fluticasol/salmetrol

GlaxoSmithKline manufactures the bronchodilator, the Advair Diskus inhaler. Advair is used to help prevent or treat the lung problems associated with ashthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Generic names for this product are fluticasone and salmetrol. The inhaler helps make breathing easier. Side effects can be hoarseness, throat irritation and headaches.
3. Type 2 diabetes

Answer: metformin

Metformin is the generic name for the drug used to treat type 2 diabetes. Bristol-Myers Squibb produces the brand Glucophage to aid in the way the body processes blood sugar. There are a number of potential side effects which include muscle pain, weakness, nausea and diarrhea.
4. Acid reflux and ulcers

Answer: esomeprazole

Marketed as "The Purple Pill", Nexium is one of the pills used to ameliorate the effects of acid reflux (GERD), also known as heartburn. The pill can also reduce the risk of bleeding ulcers. AsteZeneca is the manufacturer. The name for the generic medication is esomeprazole. Among the side effects listed for Nexium are kidney problems, diarrhea and bone fractures.
5. Osteoporosis in women

Answer: ibandronic acid

Boniva is the brand name for one of several medications used to treat osteoporosis in women after menopause. For a while the company, Genetech, used actress Sally Field as a spokesperson. Ibandronic acid and its brand names help treat weak and brittle bones. Side effects can be heartburn, back pain and flu-like symptoms.
6. Arthritis

Answer: adalimumab

Adalimumab is marketed under the brand name Humira. The prescription drug is called an immunosuppressive drug used to treat a number of conditions which include rheumatoid arthritis, plaque psoriasis, ulcerative colitis and Crohn's Disease. AbbVie produces the medication. Side effects can be numbness, itching and vision problems.
7. Motion sickness

Answer: dimenhydrinate

Dramamine for motion sickness was first created by G.D. Searle, and approved by the FDA for use in 1949. It is marketed by Prestige Brands and contains dimenhydrinate. The drug has been used for years by travelers to avoid motion sickness on planes, in cars and, especially, at sea. Dramamine can produce drowsiness, constipation, dry mouth and blurred vision.
8. Allergies

Answer: fexofenadine

There seem to be dozens of over-the-counter drugs to combat allergies, made up of different generic drugs. Manufactured by Perrigo, Allegra is composed of fexofenadine. It is an antihistamine and decongestant, used to combat the effect of allergens like pollen, dust and pet dander, and prevent itchy eyes, sneezing and runny nose. Side effects can be upset stomach and back pain.
9. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity

Answer: amphetamine

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), formerly known as Attention deficit disorder (ADD), is a neurological disorder which can result in an inability to focus, and behavioral problems in children. The drug of choice was originally Ritalin, but now includes others, including Adderall (Teva), which include the stimulant amphetamine which can be highly addictive.
10. Anxiety

Answer: alprazolam

Pfizer produces the anti-anxiety prescription drug Xanax which contains alprazolam. It is used to calm the nerves in generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Xanax is the number one prescribed psychiatric medicine in the United States. The dangerous downside to this drug is the possibility of addiction, including withdrawal effects such as restlessness, insomnia and tremors.
Source: Author nyirene330

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