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Tylenol, Advil, Motrin. They’re all the same right?

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Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines are drugs that
you buy at the pharmacy without a prescription
— so basically all of the medicines you see on
the store’s shelves.

FYI: While this quiz will test your
knowledge of OTC medications, it’s not intended
to be a comprehensive guide to using them or
treating specific health problems. Talk to your
healthcare provider if you have any questions
about using or starting OTC medicines and
always follow the directions and warnings that
are printed on the labels.

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1. What’s the active ingredient in
Tylenol? (Hint: it’s also the generic
name!)

Naproxen

Ibuprofen

Acetaminophen

Dyclonine

2. What’s the active ingredient in Advil?

Hydrocortisone

Ibuprofen

Clemastine

Naproxen

3. Advil is in a class of drugs called
NSAIDs. What does NSAID stand for?

Non-specific
autoimmune drugs

Neuro-spinal
anti-inflammatory drugs

Nonsteroidal
anti-inflammatory drugs

Neurological serotonin
auto-intake drugs

4. You shouldn’t drink alcohol while
taking _________ .

Ibuprofen

Acetaminophen

Either ibuprofen or
acetaminophen

Neither — both are safe to mix with
alcohol.

5. What do antihistamines do?

They treat pain caused
by muscle cramps.

They treat allergy symptoms like runny
nose, hives, or itchy eyes.

They treat acid reflux
and heartburn.

They treat dehydration due to diarrhea or
vomiting.

6. Which of the following drugs is not
taken to relieve pain?

Naproxen

Ibuprofen

Doxylamine

Aspirin

Acetaminophen

7. Which of these medicines can help
control a sudden case of diarrhea?

Nystatin

Benadryl

Phenol

Immodium

Estradiol

8. Which of the following is not used as
a sleep aid?

Bisacodyl

Melatonin

Unisom

Doxylamine
succinate

9. What does the medicine guaifenesin do?

It loosens stools to relieve
constipation

It thins mucus to relieve chest
congestion

It relieves pain caused by menstrual
cramps

It reduces swelling in the nasal
passages

Relieve muscle
cramps

Relieve itchy, watery
eyes

Relieve
heartburn

Relieve
diarrhea

11. Which one of these medicines would be
used to treat a case of athlete’s foot?

Dramamine

Atorvastatin

Clotrimazole

Trazodone

12. What does Flonase do?

Relieves pain due to
menstrual cramps.

Relieves itching caused by fungal
infections.

Relieves canker sores
in the mouth.

Relieves sneezing and congestion from
allergies.

None of the
above

13. Which medicine is used to suppress or
relieve coughing fits?

Dextromethorphan

Fluticasone

Orabase

Escitalopram

14. What’s the medicine used to treat
upset stomach, heartburn, and mild
diarrhea?

Enfalyte

Postafen

Cromolyn
sodium

Bismuth
subsalicylate

15. Which of the following is a popular
antihistamine used to treat allergic
reactions?

Cortisol

Pedialyte

Benadryl

Bromine

16. Which of the following antihisamines
can you take daily because it won’t make
you sleepy?

Alavert

Claritin

Zyrtec

Allegra

All of the
above

17. What is pseudoephedrine used for?

Fungal skin
infections

Acid reflux and
heartburn

Bacterial pink eye
(conjunctivitis)

Sinus
congestion

18. If you’re bloated and gassy — which
medicine would you use?

Cromolyn
sodium

Simethicone

Brompheniramine

Benadryl

19. Which medication can help with nausea
and vomiting from motion sickness?

Flonase

Motrin

Cepacol

Dramamine

20. True or false: all over-the-counter
pills expire after 12 months.

True

False

How Well Do You Know Over-The-Counter
Medicines?

You’re pretty clueless about medicines!

So you might get a little lost in the
medicine aisle, but don’t worry —
nobody’s perfect and that’s why
medicines have labels to explain what
they’re for! You can also always ask
the pharmacist any questions you have
about medicines, although it wouldn’t
hurt to review the basics.

You know your way around the medicine
aisle.

When it comes to OTC medicines, you
definitely know a thing or two. But you
still might need help from a pharmacist
at times — or else you’ll have to spend
a while reading labels.

You might as well be a pharmacist!

Congrats! Are you literally a
pharmacist? You know A LOT about
over-the-counter medicines and you’d
probably know exactly what’s needed to
treat any symptom. But if you’re not
ACTUALLY a pharmacist, it can’t hurt to
consult one if you have any questions.

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