Which Is It: Prescription Drug or Tolkien Elf?
By: Maria Trimarchi
About This Quiz
Can you spot the prescription drug names among Elf names from J.R.R. Tolkien's legendarium? Test your Elven race IQ with this HowStuffWorks quiz.
Drug. Frova, a class of drug called a triptan, is used to treat migraine pain.
Elf. Erestor was an Elf of Rivendell, and part of the Council of Elrond during the War of the Ring.
Drug. Isentress is a type of HIV medication called an integrase inhibitor.
Drug. Qvar is an inhaled corticosteroid prescribed to prevent asthma attacks.
Elf. Celeborn and his wife, Galadriel, were Guardians of Lothlórien.
Elf. Oropher, King of the Silvan Elves, appears in Tolkien's "The Unfinished Tales."
Drug. Anakinra is prescribed to the reduce the pain and swelling of rheumatoid arthritis.
Elf. Finarfin, High King of the Ñoldor, founded his own house, The Golden House of Finarfin.
Drug. Obredon is prescribed to treat coughs caused by the common cold.
Drug. Idebenone, pronounced "eye-deb-a-known," is a synthetic version of Coenzyme Q10.
Elf. Lindir was at Rivendell when Frodo reunited with Bilbo in "The Lord of the Rings."
Elf. Imin was an Elf of Cuiviénen, known as the first Elf to awaken.
Drug. Daonil is used to help control blood sugar levels of people with type-2 diabetes.
Drug. Raxar, now banned in the U.S. because it increased cardiac events and sudden death, was an antibiotic.
Elf. Amdir, a Sindarian Elf, was King of Lórien.
Elf. Duilin, chief of the House of the Swallow, was one of the first characters Tolkien created.
Drug. Zorac is a topical treatment for plaque psoriasis.
Elf. Finduilas was an Elf and Noldorin princess of the First Age.
Drug. Xeljanz, which targets the Janus kinase protein, is an anti-arthritis med.
Elf. Edrahil was an Elf of Nargothrond.
Drug. Xalkori is prescribed to treat non-small cell lung cancer.
Elf. Saeros was a Nanorian Elf and member of King Thingol's court.
Drug. Mellaril is an antipsychotic medication used to treat schizophrenia.
Elf. Nerdanel, wife of Feanor, is popular in "Silmarillion" fan fiction.
Drug. Vfend is an antifungal medication.
Elf. Galathil, part of the House of Elmo, was a Sindarin Elf of Doriath.
Drug. Fabior is prescription acne medication.
Drug. Valchor is a topical treatment for stage IA & IB mycosis fungoides–type cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.
Elf. Curufin was prince of the Noldor in "The Silmarillion."
Elf. Celebrian, called Lady of Rivendell, was daughter of Celeborn and Galadriel, and Elrond's wife.