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.

Erestor

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

Isentress

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

Qvar

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

Celeborn

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

Oropher

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

Anakinra

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

Finarfin

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

Obredon

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

Idebenone

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

Lindir

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

Imin

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

Daonil

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

Raxar

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

Amdir

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

Duilin

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

Zorac

Drug. Zorac is a topical treatment for plaque psoriasis.

Finduilas

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

Xeljanz

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

Edrahil

Elf. Edrahil was an Elf of Nargothrond.

Xalkori

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

Saeros

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

Mellaril

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

Nerdanel

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

Vfend

Drug. Vfend is an antifungal medication.

Galathil

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

Fabior

Drug. Fabior is prescription acne medication.

Valchor

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

Curufin

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

Celebrian

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

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