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Trade-Generic Equivalents List

This list of TRADE-GENERIC EQUIVALENTS must be memorized as a requirement for the Pharmacy Technology program.  This list is introduced in the PHAR 048 class and will be used as a reference throughout the entire program.   

A random selection of these equivalents will be tested on the final exams for most Pharmacy Technology courses. 

At the beginning of the externship course (PHAR 072), you will be required to demonstrate your knowledge of these equivalents on a matching test.   This test will be given during the mandatory orientation meeting for new externs at the beginning of each semester. 

To be placed for externship, you must score at least 95% on this matching test.  If you do not achieve a minimum score of 95%, you may repeat the test at times scheduled throughout that semester.  (Check the Pharmacy Technology classroom for dates and times for repeat tests.)  You will be placed for externship only after this requirement has been met.

NOTE: Scores from tests taken before you start the PHAR 072 course will not be accepted for the externship prerequisite. 

You will be required to learn additional trade-generic equivalents for the PHAR 051, PHAR 052, and PHAR 060 classes.  You will not be tested on these additional trade-generic equivalents on the PHAR 072 matching test.

NOTE:    Occasional revisions will be made in this list to include new drugs and delete older drugs.  Please make sure that you have the most current copy of the list at the beginning of externship.  The PHAR 072 matching test will be based on the most current version of this list.

Copies of the most current TRADE-GENERIC EQUIVALENTS list are available in the H-210 classroom on the Santa Ana College campus.

Generic Name
Name(s)
​Trade
acetaminophen (APAP)
acetaminophen / codeine 30 mg
acyclovir
albuterol
alprazolam
amitriptyline
amlodipine
amoxicillin / potassium clavulanate
atenolol  
atorvastatin
azithromycin
benazepril
bupropion
buspirone
captopril
carbamazepine
carisoprodol
carvedilol  
cefazolin
ceftazidime  
ceftriaxone 
celecoxib  
cephalexin  
chlorpheniramine
ciprofloxacin
clarithromycin 
clonazepam 
clonidine
cyclobenzaprine
dexamethasone
diazepam
diclofenac
digoxin
diltiazem  
diphenhydramine  
docusate sodium (DSS)  
doxazosin  
doxycycline  
enalapril  
epinephrine  
famotidine  
fluconazole 
fluoxetine  
fluticasone / salmeterol  
furosemide 
gabapentin  
glipizide  
glyburide  
haloperidol  
hydralazine 
hydrocodone / APAP  
hydromorphone 
hydroxyzine  
ibuprofen
ipratropium  
irbesartan 
isosorbide dinitrate  
ketorolac  
lansoprazole
latanoprost  
levothyroxine  
lisinopril 
loperamide  
loratadine 
lorazepam 
medroxyprogesterone
metformin 
methylprednisolone  
metoclopramide  
metoprolol
metronidazole  
montelukast
naproxen  
neomycin, bacitracin, & polymyxin B
nifedipine  
omeprazole  
oxycodone  
oxycodone / APAP  
oxycodone / aspirin (ASA)
paroxetine
phenazopyridine  
phenytoin
pravastatin
prochlorperazine
promethazine  
propoxyphene napsylate / APAP   
propranolol 
ranitidine  
sertraline  
simvastatin 
sulfamethoxazole  /  trimethoprim
tamsulosin 
temazepam 
terazosin
tramadol 
trazodone  
triamterene/hydrochlorothiazide  
verapamil  
warfarin
zolpidem​
Tylenol
Tylenol # 3 
Zovirax
Proventil  or   Ventolin
Xanax
Elavil
Norvasc
Augmentin
Tenormin 
Lipitor
Zithromax  or   Z-Pak
Lotensin
Wellbutrin
Buspar
Capoten
Tegretol
 Soma
Coreg
Ancef
Fortaz
Rocephin
Celebrex
Keflex
ChlorTrimeton
Cipro
Biaxin
Klonopin
Catapres
Flexeril
Decadron
Valium
Voltaren
Lanoxin
Cardizem
Benadryl
Colace
Cardura
Vibramycin
Vasotec
Adrenalin
Pepcid
Diflucan
Prozac
Advair
Lasix
Neurontin
Glucotrol
Diabeta
Haldol
Apresoline
Vicodin
Dilaudid
Atarax  or   Vistaril
Advil  or  Motrin
Atrovent
Avapro
Isordil  or   Dilatrate-SR
Toradol
Prevacid
Xalatan
Levoxyl  or   Synthroid
Prinivil  or   Zestril
Imodium
Claritin
Ativan
Provera
Glucophage
Medrol
Reglan
Lopressor  or  Toprol XL
Flagyl
Singulair
Aleve  or   Naprosyn
Neosporin  or    “triple antibiotic”
Adalat   or   Procardia
Prilosec
Oxycontin
Percocet
Percodan
Paxil
Pyridium
Dilantin
Pravachol
Compazine
Phenergan
Darvocet-N
Inderal
Zantac
Zoloft
Zocor
Bactrim  or  Septra 
Flomax
Restoril
Hytrin
Ultram
Desyrel
Dyazide  or  Maxzide
Calan
Coumadin
Ambien​
 
Flash cards work well when studying the Trade-Generic Equivalents!