Top Brand and Generic Drugs (Part 4)

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
Benztropine Cogentin anticholinergic
Diclofenac Cataflam nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)
Drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol Yaz contraceptives
Hydralazine Apresoline antihypertensives
Hydrocodone Tussionex opiate (narcotic) analgesics
Hydroxychloroquine Praquenil antimalarials
Lidocaine Lidoderm local anesthetics
Lorazepam Ativan benzodiazepines (tranquilizers)
Paroxetine Paxil selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) (antidepressant)
Phenazopyridine Pyridium analgesics

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    Contraceptive agent used for treating premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), acne, and contraception. (Find the generic name for this common drug.)

    • Drospirenone and Ethinyl estradiol
    • Ramipril
    • Donepezil
    • Triamcinolone

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    Drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol are used to treat premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), acne, and contraception. There may be adverse reactions such as headaches, menstrual irregularities, nausea, breast tenderness, and mood changes.

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    Used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. (Find the generic name for this common drug.)

    • Hydralazine
    • Conjugated estrogens
    • Terazosin
    • Hydrocodone

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    [HydralazineΒ =Β -dralazineΒ is a suffix term that pertains to the drug class known asΒ antihypertensives.]Β Medications like hydralazine are used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. High blood pressure in pregnancy and very high blood pressure causing symptoms are included. It is administered orally or via injection. Headaches and fast heartbeats are common side effects.

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    An anticholinergic is used to treat Parkinson’s disease symptoms and tremors caused by other illnesses. (Find the generic name for this common drug.)

    • Benztropine
    • Lidocaine
    • Fentanyl
    • Donepezil

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    [Benztropine = tropin pertains to the drug class known as anticholinergic.] As an anticholinergic, benztropine is used to treat symptoms of Parkinson's disease and other medical conditions that cause tremors. Benztropine can be taken by mouth or injected into a vein or muscle. Dry mouth, blurry vision, nausea, and constipation are some of the common side effects.

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    An orally active narcotic analgesic and antitussive. (Find the generic name for this common drug.)

    • Hydrocodone
    • Pravastatin
    • Prednisone
    • Nitrofurantoin

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    Hydrocodone belongs the drug class known as opiate (narcotic) analgesicsHydrocodone is used for treating severe pain and as a cough suppressant. It is administered orally. When severe pain is severe enough to require an opioid, it is combined with acetaminophen/hydrocodone or ibuprofen/hydrocodone, along with homatropine methylbromide to relieve cough.

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    A medication used to treat depression, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder. (Find the generic name for this common drug.)

    • Paroxetine
    • Prednisone
    • Raloxifene
    • Triamcinolone

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    [Paroxetine = -oxetine is a suffix term that pertains to the drug class known as selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) (antidepressant).] A selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) drug, paroxetine is sold under the brand names Paxil and Seroxat, among others. Major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and premenstrual dysphoria are treated with this medication. The most common side effects of paroxetine are drowsiness, dry mouth, loss of appetite, sweating, trouble sleeping, and sexual dysfunction.

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    Anti-anxiety medication in the benzodiazepine class. Works by allowing the brain to slow down and relax. (Find the generic name for this common drug.)

    • Lorazepam
    • Celecoxib
    • Risperidone
    • Fentanyl

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    [Lorazepam = -azepam is a suffix term that pertains to the drug class known as benzodiazepines (tranquilizers).] Anxiety disorders, insomnia, seizures, alcohol withdrawal, and chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting are treated with Lorazepam. Lorazepam can be taken by mouth or injected into a muscle or vein.

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    This medication relieves urinary tract pain, burning, irritation, and discomfort, as well as frequent urination caused by urinary tract infections, surgery, or injury. (Find the generic name for this common drug.)

    • Phenazopyridine
    • Lidocaine
    • Diclofenac
    • Lorazepam

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    Phenazopyridine belongs to the drug class known as analgesics. Phenazopyridine acts as a local analgesic in the urinary tract when excreted by the kidneys. Patients often use it for pain, irritation, or urgency caused by urinary tract infections, surgery, or injury to the urinary tract.

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    This is a drug used to prevent and treat malaria in regions where the disease remains sensitive to chloroquine. (Find the generic name for this common drug.)

    • Hydroxychloroquine
    • Ramipril
    • Tizanidine
    • Celecoxib

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    Hydroxychloroquine belongs to the drug class known as antimalarials. Hydroxychloroquine prevents and treats malaria in areas where it remains sensitive to chloroquine. It is also used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and porphyria cutanea limitada. The medication is taken by mouth.

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    Local anesthetic of the amide type, which is used to provide local anesthesia by blocking nerves in various parts of the body. (Find the generic name for this common drug.)

    • Lidocaine
    • Donepezil
    • Terazosin
    • Hydralazine

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    Lidocaine = -caine is a suffix term belongs to the drug class known as local anesthetics. Lidocaine is a type of local anesthetic. Local anesthesia is provided by lidocaine by blocking nerves at various points in the body. Moreover, it works as an analgesic, an antiarrhythmic agent, and an adjunct to tracheal intubation. 

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    A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) medication used to treat pain and inflammatory diseases such as gout. (Find the generic name for this common drug.)

    • Diclofenac
    • Risperidone
    • Hydralazine
    • Lorazepam

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    Diclofenac = -fenac is a suffix term belongs to the drug class known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Diclofenac belongs to a class of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is prescribed for pain and inflammatory conditions such as gout. Diclofenac is available orally, rectally, intravenously, and topically.