Top Brand and Generic Drugs (Part 15)

With this quiz, you can identify the most common drug brand name, their respective active ingredients, or generic names, and the drug class they belong to.

Quick Review for the Quiz
Generic Name Brand Name Drug Class or Category
Acetaminophen/butalbital/caffeine Fioricet analgesics; barbituates
Carbidopa/levodopa/entacapone Stalevo dopamine receptor agonists (antiparkinson drugs)
Cinacalcet Sensipar calcimimetics
Clonazepam Klonopin benzodiazepine (tranquilizers)
Dabigatran Pradaxa direct thrombin inhibitors
Denosumab Xgeva or Prolia monoclonal antibodies
Irbesartan/hydrochlorothiazide Avalide antihypertensives; diuretic
Meloxicam Mobic nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)
Nitroglycerin Nitrostat anti-anginal vasodilator
Trastuzumab Herceptin monoclonal antibodies

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    This medication is used to treat secondary hyperparathyroidism, parathyroid carcinoma, and primary hyperparathyroidism. (Find the generic name for this common drug.)

    • Cinacalcet
    • Etanercept
    • Dalteparin
    • Methylphenidate

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    [ Cinacalcet = -calcet is a suffix term that refers to a class of calcimimetics.] Cinacalcet is a calcimimetic drug that treats secondary hyperparathyroidism, parathyroid carcinoma, and primary hyperparathyroidism. A few of the cinacalcet side effects include nausea (feeling sick) and vomiting.

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    It is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) prescribed to reduce pain and inflammation associated with rheumatic diseases and osteoarthritis. (Find the generic name for this common drug.)

    • Meloxicam
    • Cefuroxime
    • Haloperidol
    • Raltegravir

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    [ Meloxicam = -icam is a suffix term that refers to a class of anti-inflammatory drugs.] As a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), meloxicam helps relieve pain and inflammation in rheumatic diseases and osteoarthritis. Meloxicam is either taken orally or injected into a vein. Side effects often include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, swelling, headaches, and rashes.

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    It is used for the treatment of breast and stomach cancers. (Find the generic name for this common drug.)

    • Trastuzumab
    • Rivaroxaban
    • Denosumab
    • Enoxaparin

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    [ Trastuzumab = -mab is a suffix term that refers to a class of monoclonal antibodies.] Trastuzumab is a type of targeted cancer medication known as a monoclonal antibody used to treat breast cancer and stomach cancer. It can be administered alone or with other chemotherapy medications. A slow injection of trastuzumab into a vein and an injection beneath the skin are used to administer the drug.

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    It is a dopaminergic combination medication used to treat Parkinson’s disease. (Find the generic name for this common drug.)

    • Carbidopa/levodopa/entacapone
    • Ketoconazole
    • Meloxicam
    • Enoxaparin

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    [ Carbidopa/levodopa/entacapone = -dopa is the suffix used to describe a class of dopamine receptor agonists (antiparkinson drugs), while -capone refers to catechol-o-methyltransferase inhibitors (to prolong the effects of levodopa).] Dopaminergic combination medication, carbidopa/levodopa/entacapone contains carbidopa, levodopa, and entacapone for treating Parkinson's disease.

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    It is prescribed for the prevention and treatment of blood clots and strokes in people with atrial fibrillation. (Find the generic name for this common drug.)

    • Dabigatran
    • Raltegravir
    • Sevelamer
    • Irbesartan/hydrochlorothiazide

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    [ Dabigatran = -gatran is the suffix used to describe a class of thrombin inhibitors (anticoagulants). ] AnΒ anticoagulant, dabigatran is used in the treatment and prevention of blood clots and to prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. Gastritis and bleeding are common side effects of dabigatran.

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    Combination medication for treating tension headaches and muscle contraction headaches. (Find the generic name for this common drug.)

    • Acetaminophen/butalbital/caffeine
    • Irbesartan/hydrochlorothiazide
    • Efavirenz/emtricitabine/tenofovir
    • Gabapentin

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    Acetaminophen/butalbital/caffeine belongs to a class of medications called analgesics; barbituates. The combination of acetaminophen/butalbital/caffeine contains 325 mg of acetaminophen, 50 mg of butalbital (a barbiturate), and 40 milligrams of caffeine. These drugs are used to treat tension headaches and muscle contraction headaches.

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    This medication is used to treat seizures, panic disorders, and the movement disorder known as akathisia. (Find the generic name for this common drug.)

    • Clonazepam
    • Meloxicam
    • Rosuvastatin
    • Hydrocortisone

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    [ Clonazepam = -zepam is the suffix used to describe a class of benzodiazepine (tranquilizers).] Among its many uses, clonazepam treats seizures, panic attacks, and akathisia, a disorder that causes uncontrolled movements. This medicine is part of the benzodiazepine class of tranquilizers. Sleepiness, poor coordination, and agitation are some of its side effects.

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    It is an anti-anginal vasodilator that is used to treat angina due to coronary artery disease. (Find the generic name for this common drug.)

    • Nitroglycerin
    • Insulin detemir
    • Dalteparin
    • Denosumab

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    Nitroglycerin is an anti-anginal vasodilator used to treat angina pectoris caused by coronary artery disease. A few common adverse reactions are hypotension, flushing, dizziness, headache, and lightheadedness.

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    A medication used to treat high blood pressure. (Find the generic name for this common drug.)

    • Irbesartan/hydrochlorothiazide
    • Dalteparin
    • Caffeine
    • Dabigatran

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    [ Irbesartan/hydrochlorothiazide = -sartan refers to a class of angiotensin II receptor antagonists (antihypertensives), whereas -thiazide refers to the thiazide diuretic. ] High blood pressure is treated with irbesartan/hydrochlorothiazide. By lowering blood pressure, it helps to prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems.

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    It is used to treat osteoporosis, treatment-induced bone loss, metastases to the bone, and giant cell tumors of the bone. (Find the generic name.)

    • Denosumab
    • Rivaroxaban
    • Insulin detemir
    • Methylphenidate

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    [ Denosumab = -mab is a suffix term that refers to a class of monoclonal antibodies. ] Denosumab belongs to a class of human monoclonal antibodies used for osteoporosis and bone cancer. Individuals with low blood calcium levels should not take it. Joint and muscle pain are the most common side effects of denosumab.