Play the Medication Matching Game!

A

B

C

D

E

Last June, we did a post about generic vs. brand name medications.  Our point was that the generic (or “store brand”) version of a medication is identical to the brand name version, so all you are really paying extra for is the name on the box.  

So as promised – and in honor of finals week – here is a quiz to test your medication education.  Match the name of the generic medication below with the picture of its brand name counterpart to the right. (key below) 

Sure, unlike your real exams this test won’t help your GPA or get you into grad school or land you that job at a Big 6 accounting firm.  But it will save you a lot of money, which is practically just as good. 

Jason Goodman, PharmD, RPh
Student Health Services
The Ohio State University

1. Loperamide

2. Naproxen

3. Acetaminophen/Aspirin/Caffeine

4. Loratadine

5. Omeprazole

Answers:  1-D, 2-C, 3-A, 4-B, 5-E

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