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Quiz about Simple Generic Names For Medications
Quiz about Simple Generic Names For Medications

Simple Generic Names For Medications Quiz


You've probably been to the pharmacy, but do you know what the real names of your prescriptions are? Some of these may give you some trouble! Just match the drugs!

A multiple-choice quiz by karen_rx. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
karen_rx
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
59,290
Updated
Aug 23 22
# Qns
25
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
18 / 25
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11259
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
Last 3 plays: eve_woa (15/25), Guest 89 (14/25), Guest 104 (17/25).
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Question 1 of 25
1. Generic name: acetaminophen Hint


Question 2 of 25
2. Ok, guys: What is the trade name for sildenafil citrate? Hint


Question 3 of 25
3. Ok, you've definitely heard of it before, but do you know its trade name? Generic: penicillin (pure, not a derivative) Hint


Question 4 of 25
4. Ok, I'll give you two hints: it's for diabetes, and if you've ever smelled it, it reeks. Generic: metformin Hint


Question 5 of 25
5. Generic: estradiol Hint


Question 6 of 25
6. Generic: ranitidine Hint


Question 7 of 25
7. What is the actual name of PPA? Hint


Question 8 of 25
8. Generic: hydrocodone with APAP (hint: it's a controlled substance). Hint


Question 9 of 25
9. Generic: warfarin Hint


Question 10 of 25
10. Generic: Alprazolam

Answer: (Often abused medication for anxiety, 5 letters, spelled the same backward and forward)
Question 11 of 25
11. Biaxin is clarithromycin.


Question 12 of 25
12. Norgestimate and norethindrone are two drugs found in oral contraceptives.


Question 13 of 25
13. Promethazine is Deltasone.


Question 14 of 25
14. Potassium chloride is known as K-Dur.


Question 15 of 25
15. Claritin is fexofenadine.


Question 16 of 25
16. The anti-gout drug Zyloprim is known as propanolol.


Question 17 of 25
17. Valium is known as diazepam.


Question 18 of 25
18. Methylphenidate is the same thing as Ritalin.


Question 19 of 25
19. Antivert is also known as mevacor.


Question 20 of 25
20. Rhinocort is budesonide.


Question 21 of 25
21. Duragesic is fentanyl.


Question 22 of 25
22. Synthroid is digoxin.


Question 23 of 25
23. Evista is relafen.


Question 24 of 25
24. Flagyl is metronidazole.


Question 25 of 25
25. Ziac is bisoprolol + HCTZ.



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Generic name: acetaminophen

Answer: Tylenol

Motrin is ibuprofen, Anaprox is naproxen (like Aleve), and Tagamet is cimetidine. (Acetaminophen is also commonly referred to as APAP)
2. Ok, guys: What is the trade name for sildenafil citrate?

Answer: Viagra

It was number 74 on the list of Top 200 Drugs prescribed in 2000. (List from Sigler and Flanders Pharmacy Drug Cards 1999-2000 edition.)
3. Ok, you've definitely heard of it before, but do you know its trade name? Generic: penicillin (pure, not a derivative)

Answer: Veetids

Bactrim is SMZ-TMP (I doubt I could spell the unabbreviated form correctly), Zithromax is azithromycin, and Amoxil is amoxicillin, which is a penicillin derivative.
4. Ok, I'll give you two hints: it's for diabetes, and if you've ever smelled it, it reeks. Generic: metformin

Answer: Glucophage

Ok, all of these are for the treatment of diabetes! Glucophage smells like urine, by the way.
5. Generic: estradiol

Answer: Estrace

It's estrogen! FYI: the suffix diol refers to a compound which has two alcohol (OH) groups attached.
6. Generic: ranitidine

Answer: Zantac

C'mon, wasn't it obvious which one was different?
7. What is the actual name of PPA?

Answer: phenylpropanolamine

This was the one the FDA recalled. Piperacillin is Pipracil, an injection form penicillin {derivative;} propoxyphene + APAP is {Darvocet;} and 2-isopropyl-pentanol is just an organic compound I made up from the top of my head.
8. Generic: hydrocodone with APAP (hint: it's a controlled substance).

Answer: Vicodin

Vicodin is an analgesic (painkiller). Demerol is a narcotic (much stronger than hydrocodone and Tylenol); Ultram is not controlled, although it is abused; and Soma is a muscle relaxer.
9. Generic: warfarin

Answer: Coumadin

Coumadin is an anticoagulant (blood-thinner). Lipitor is an antihyperlipidemic, Proventil is an antiasthmatic, and Lasix is a diuretic.
10. Generic: Alprazolam

Answer: Xanax

While helping millions of people as a proven prescription drug, Xanax, like most psychoactive drugs, also has substantial potential for abuse. It is also frequently (and very illegally!) sold on the streets for a large markup.
11. Biaxin is clarithromycin.

Answer: True

Biaxin is an antibiotic.
12. Norgestimate and norethindrone are two drugs found in oral contraceptives.

Answer: True

Paired with estradiol, these are what make up certain birth controls.
13. Promethazine is Deltasone.

Answer: False

Ok, if you knew that Deltasone is a steroid and that Prometheus was a strong Greek god, this may have thrown you off. Promethazine is Phenergan, a powerful antitussive (and also relieves nausea).
14. Potassium chloride is known as K-Dur.

Answer: True

Potassium chloride is chemically represented as KCl, which explains why it is called K-Dur.
15. Claritin is fexofenadine.

Answer: False

No, Allegra is fexofenadine.
16. The anti-gout drug Zyloprim is known as propanolol.

Answer: False

No, Zyloprim is allopurinol.
17. Valium is known as diazepam.

Answer: True

The 'pam' drugs are all pretty highly abused.
18. Methylphenidate is the same thing as Ritalin.

Answer: True

Ritalin calms down youngsters with ADHD, but with older kids, it has recently posed a problem as a narcotic which is highly abused (they use it to get high).
19. Antivert is also known as mevacor.

Answer: False

No, antivert is meclizine, an antivertigo agent. Mevacor is the trade name for lovastatin, an antihyperlipidemic.
20. Rhinocort is budesonide.

Answer: True

Rhinocort is an antiallergy-steroid. I remember that is is for the nose because I think of a rhinocerous with a big nose. :)
21. Duragesic is fentanyl.

Answer: True

Duragesic is a narcotic patch that is a derivative of {morphine;} it is used for patients who are most likely terminally ill and in excruciating pain.
22. Synthroid is digoxin.

Answer: False

Synthroid is actually levothyroxine Na (sodium), a thyroid hormone used for various thyroid conditions. I know that the brand name, at least, has a distinctively sweet taste.
23. Evista is relafen.

Answer: False

Evista is actually raloxifene, and it is used in the treatment of osteoporosis.
24. Flagyl is metronidazole.

Answer: True

Flagyl is an antibiotic-antiprotozoal.
25. Ziac is bisoprolol + HCTZ.

Answer: True

Ziac is an antihypertensive (for high blood pressure). FYI: HCTZ is the abbreviation for hydrochlorothiazide.
Source: Author karen_rx

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