Quiz: Can you match the generic drug to its brand name?
Can you match the generic drug to its brand name?
By: Maria Trimarchi
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About This Quiz

If you've ever wondered whether or not the generic is as good as or the same as the name brand, good news; it is. The FDA requires that all generic drugs be what's called "chemically identical" to the matching brand name. And making the switch from brand to generic can have big savings -- as much as 73% for over-the-counter drugs, according to Consumer Reports. See if you can make the right matches.

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You're at the store to buy Pepto-Bismol to help an upset stomach, but they're sold out of the brand name. What should you buy instead?
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Which of these is a brand name for the popular nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) ibuprofen?
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The antihistamine loratadine can be, as are a lot of generics, cheaper than brand names. Which brand name allergy med is the same thing?
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You ask for two Tylenol but you've given two acetaminophen. Did you get the wrong medication?
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Which brand name is also the common anti-diabetic medication metformin?
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Which is the brand name for the pain reliever, naproxen?
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Tums is calcium carbonate. And milk of magnesia is magnesium hydroxide. What heartburn and indigestion med is a combination of the two?
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Which analgesic musle rub does not contain a combination of methyl salicylate (wintergreen oil) and menthol?
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If you're taking Prilosec for your chronic acid reflux and run out, which generic's got you covered?
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The generic laxative bisacodyl is the same as which brand name?
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Tylenol PM is part Tylenol, which is acetaminophen, and part what?
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Valium is often prescribed to treat anxiety. What's its generic name?
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Oxymetazoline can help relieve nasal congestion from upper respiratory infections, like the common cold. What brand name is it known by?
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Which is not a brand name for the expectorant guaifenesin?
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Ranitidine is both an antacid (surprise!) and an antihistamine. What brand name antacid is it sold as?
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Dimenhydrinate is the generic form of which motion sickness medicine?
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Lorazepam is used to treat anxiety disorders. What brand name is it known by?
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The blood thinner, Coumadin, is often called by its generic name, which is what?
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Fluoxetine is a well-known, well-used antidepressant known by which brand name?
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The over-the-counter adhesive patch Lidoderm is a commonly-used local painkiller that's also available under which generic name?
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Chloraseptic spray is used to get relief from sore throat and mouth pain, and it works by numbing the area. What's its generic equivalent?
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The laxative milk of magnesia can usually be counted on for overnight relief from constipation. Which is its generic name?
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Benzocaine's often found in topical pain relievers, especially for mouth pain, like canker sores. What's its brand name?
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Which is not a brand name for the topical skin cream tretinoin in the U.S.?
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Benadryl can treat itching, sneezing, rashes, hives and other symptoms of an allergic reaction. If you can't find it, what generic is the same?
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TheraFlu Cold is a combination of three generics. Which is not one of them?
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Topical hydrocortisone creams are used to treat itching, redness and other symptoms of various skin problems. It's sold under which brand name?
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If your doctor prescribes you the cholesterol-lowering medicine Crestor, but your pharmacy fills it with the generic, what pills will the pharmacist give you?
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Psyllium is a soluble fiber that's made from the husk of psyllium plant seeds. It's known as which laxative brand?
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Zyban is often prescribed to help people stop smoking. What's the generic form of this drug?
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What is the brand name of the over-the-counter cold sore treatment docosanol?
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Alendronate is used to treat bone loss. What's its brand name?
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What is the brand name of the generic antifungal medicine terbinafine?
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What's the brand name for the migraine treatment sumatriptan?
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Levothyroxine is the generic equivalent of what common thyroid medication?
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