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Pharmacy Quiz and Trivia Questions

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  1. Which brand of antiseptic mouthwash is named after the pioneer of antiseptic surgery?
  2. What's a well-known and mostly archaic term for a medical professional who dispenses and formulates medicine?
  3. What is hypertension better known as?
  4. What's another word for painkillers, in otherwords medications that reduce or suppress pain?
  5. What was invented by pharmacist John Pemberton - his first sales were at Jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta, Georgia, in May, 1886?

  6. What does the standard abbreviation "pc" mean on a prescription?
  7. Fluoxetine is a well-used, well-known antidepressant known by which brand name?
  8. The generic laxative bisacodyl is the same as which brand name starting with the letter 'D'?
  9. Also called water pills, what medications help rid your body of salt and water as urine?
  10. Onset of the medication sildenafil is typically within 20 minutes and lasts for about 2 hours, what is the brand name it's sold under?
  11. What are medicines often used to relieve symptoms of allergies, such as hay fever, called?
  12. What does the standard abbreviation "bd" mean on a prescription?
  13. What was discovered in 1961 by Stewart Adams and John Nicholson while working at Boots UK Limited? It is available under a number of trade names, including Nurofen and Anadin.
  14. Fortamet and Glucophage are brand names for which oral diabetes medicine?
  15. Tums is an antacid made of sucrose and what chemical compound?
  16. What drink, sold mostly in chemists up until the 1980s, was invented in Newcastle in 1927 by British pharmacist William Hunter?
  17. No longer sold in the UK after its patent expired in 2002, which tranqualizer was described as "Mother's Little Helper" by the Rolling Stones in a 1966 song?
  18. Launched in 1959 by an English pharmaceutical company based in Crewe, which brand of children's medicine is usually a coloured syrup used to treat fever and pain?
  19. What is Zovirax used to treat?
  20. Bisoprolol, atenolol, propranolol are the most commonly prescribed examples of what medicines?


  1. Listerine (named after Joseph Lister)
  2. Apothecary
  3. High blood pressure
  4. Analgesics
  5. Coca-Cola
  6. After meals (post cibum)
  7. Prozac
  8. Dulcolax
  9. Diuretics
  10. Viagra
  11. Antihistamines
  12. Twice a day (bis in die)
  13. Ibuprofen
  14. Metformin
  15. Calcium carbonate (CaCO3)
  16. Lucozade
  17. Valium
  18. Calpol
  19. Cold sores (around the mouth)
  20. Beta-blockers

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