Which Is It: Prescription Drug or Tolkien Elf?

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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.

Frova

Drug. Frova, a class of drug called a triptan, is used to treat migraine pain.

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Erestor

Elf. Erestor was an Elf of Rivendell, and part of the Council of Elrond during the War of the Ring.

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Isentress

Drug. Isentress is a type of HIV medication called an integrase inhibitor.

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Qvar

Drug. Qvar is an inhaled corticosteroid prescribed to prevent asthma attacks.

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Celeborn

Elf. Celeborn and his wife, Galadriel, were Guardians of Lothlórien.

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Oropher

Elf. Oropher, King of the Silvan Elves, appears in Tolkien's "The Unfinished Tales."

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Anakinra

Drug. Anakinra is prescribed to the reduce the pain and swelling of rheumatoid arthritis.

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Finarfin

Elf. Finarfin, High King of the Ñoldor, founded his own house, The Golden House of Finarfin.

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Obredon

Drug. Obredon is prescribed to treat coughs caused by the common cold.

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Idebenone

Drug. Idebenone, pronounced "eye-deb-a-known," is a synthetic version of Coenzyme Q10.

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Lindir

Elf. Lindir was at Rivendell when Frodo reunited with Bilbo in "The Lord of the Rings."

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Imin

Elf. Imin was an Elf of Cuiviénen, known as the first Elf to awaken.

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Daonil

Drug. Daonil is used to help control blood sugar levels of people with type-2 diabetes.

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Raxar

Drug. Raxar, now banned in the U.S. because it increased cardiac events and sudden death, was an antibiotic.

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Amdir

Elf. Amdir, a Sindarian Elf, was King of Lórien.

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Duilin

Elf. Duilin, chief of the House of the Swallow, was one of the first characters Tolkien created.

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Zorac

Drug. Zorac is a topical treatment for plaque psoriasis.

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Finduilas

Elf. Finduilas was an Elf and Noldorin princess of the First Age.

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Xeljanz

Drug. Xeljanz, which targets the Janus kinase protein, is an anti-arthritis med.

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Edrahil

Elf. Edrahil was an Elf of Nargothrond.

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Xalkori

Drug. Xalkori is prescribed to treat non-small cell lung cancer.

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Saeros

Elf. Saeros was a Nanorian Elf and member of King Thingol's court.

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Mellaril

Drug. Mellaril is an antipsychotic medication used to treat schizophrenia.

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Nerdanel

Elf. Nerdanel, wife of Feanor, is popular in "Silmarillion" fan fiction.

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Vfend

Drug. Vfend is an antifungal medication.

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Galathil

Elf. Galathil, part of the House of Elmo, was a Sindarin Elf of Doriath.

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Fabior

Drug. Fabior is prescription acne medication.

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Valchor

Drug. Valchor is a topical treatment for stage IA & IB mycosis fungoides–type cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.

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Curufin

Elf. Curufin was prince of the Noldor in "The Silmarillion."

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Celebrian

Elf. Celebrian, called Lady of Rivendell, was daughter of Celeborn and Galadriel, and Elrond's wife.

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