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Top-200-Drugs-in-Order

Top-200-Drugs-in-Order

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RankBrand name(Generic name)*Most common use(s)Therapeutical Clas
1Lipitor(Atorvastatin)High cholesterol treatmentHMG-CoA reductase inhibitor2Lorcet, Lortab, Norco,Vicodin(Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen)Pain treatmentNarcotic analgesic3Toprol-XL(Metoprolol-XL)High blood pressure, heart failure, or chestpain treatmentBeta-blocker4Norvasc(Amlodipine)High blood pressure treatmentCalcium channel blocker (CCB)5Amoxil, Trimox(Amoxicillin)Bacterial infection treatmentPenicillin6Lorcet, Lortab, Norco,Vicodin(Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen)Pain treatmentNarcotic analgesic7Synthroid(Levothyroxine Sodium)Thyroid hormone deficiency treatmentThyroid hormone replacement8Nexium(Esomeprazole)Ulcers or reflux (GERD) treatmentProton pump inhibitor9Lexapro(Escitalopram)Depression or anxiety treatmentSelective serotonin reuptake inhibitor10Proventil(Albuterol)Asthma treatment Beta2-agonist11Singulair(Montelukast)Asthma and/or allergies treatment/ preventionLeukotriene receptor antagonist12Synthroid, Levoxyl(Levothyroxine Sodium)Thyroid hormone deficiency treatmentThyroid hormone replacement13Prinivil, Zestril(Lisinopril)High blood pressure or heart failure treatmentACE-Inhibitor (ACE-I)14Ambien(Zolpidem)Insomnia treatmentHypnotic15Zyrtec(Cetirizine)Allergy treatment/ prevention Antihistamine16Prevacid(Lansoprazole)Ulcers or reflux (GERD) treatmentProton pump inhibitor17Zoloft(Sertraline)Depression or anxiety treatmentSelective serotonin reuptake inhibitor18Coumadin (Warfarin Sodium)Blood clot preventionAnticoagulant19Advair Diskus(Fluticasone and Salmeterol)Asthma treatment/preventionCombination oral corticosteroid andlong-acting beta2-agonist20Lasix(Furosemide)Edema or hypertension treatmentLoop diuretic21Fosamax(Alendronate)Osteoporosis treatment and preventionBisphosphonate22Protonix(Pantoprazole)Ulcers or reflux (GERD) treatmentProton pump inhibitor23Zithromax(Azithromycin)Bacterial infection treatmentMacrolide24Effexor XR(Venlafaxine)Depression or anxiety treatmentSerotonin/Norephinephrine reuptakeinhibitor25Zocor(Simvastatin)High cholesterol treatmentHMG-CoA reductase inhibitor26Plavix(Clopidogrel)Blood clot preventionAntiplatelet agent27Synthroid, Levoxyl(Levothyroxine Sodium)Thyroid hormone deficiency treatmentThyroid hormone replacement28Percocet, Tylox,Roxicet, Endocet(Oxycodone and Acetaminophen)Pain treatmentNarcotic analgesic
Top 200 drugs by prescription count, 2006 (Sorted by RANK)
 
29Vytorin(Simvastatin and ezetimibe)High cholesterol treatmentCombination HMG-CoA reductaseinhibitor and 2-azetidinone30Keflex(Cephalexin)Bacterial infection treatmentCephalosporin (1st generation)31Diovan(Valsartan)High blood pressure or heart failure treatmentAngiotensin receptor blocker (ARB)32Prinivil, Zestril(Lisinopril)High blood pressure or heart failure treatmentACE-Inhibitor (ACE-I)33Glucophage(Metformin HCl)Glycemic control improvementBiguanide34Tenormin(Atenolol)High blood pressure or chest pain treatmentBeta-blocker35Prednisone(Prednisone)Treat variety of diseases including, but notlimited to: acute allergy, inflammation,asthma, organ transplantation.Oral corticosteroid36Levaquin (Levofloxacin)Bacterial infection treatmentQuinolone37Lotrel(Benazepril and Amlodipine)High blood pressure treatmentCombination ACE-I and CCB38Tenormin(Atenolol)High blood pressure or chest pain treatmentBeta-blocker39Lopressor(Metoprolol Tart)High blood pressure treatmentBeta-blocker40Zetia (Ezetimibe)High cholesterol treatment2-Azetidinone41Seroquel (Quetiapine)Schizophrenia treatmentAntipsychotic (Atypical)42Wellbutrin XL (Bupropion)Depression treatmentDopamine-reuptake inhibitor43Celebrex (Celecoxib)Pain treatmentCOX-2 inhibitor44Avandia (Rosiglitazone)Glycemic control improvementThiazolidinedione45Microzide(Hydrochlorothiazide)High blood pressure treatmentDiuretic46Actos (Pioglitazone)Glycemic control improvementThiazolidinedione47Diovan HCT (Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide)High blood pressure treatmentCombination ARB and diuretic48Premarin (Conjugated estrogens)Menopausal symptom treatmentEstrogen derivative49Altace (Ramipril)High blood pressure or heart failure treatmentACE-Inhibitor (ACE-I)50Crestor (Rosuvastatin)High cholesterol treatmentHMG-CoA reductase inhibitor51Zithromax(Azithromycin)Bacterial infection treatmentMacrolide52Coreg (Carvedilol)High blood pressure or heart failure treatmentBeta-blocker53Flomax (Tamsulosin)Prostate / urinary disorder treatmentAlpha1-blocker54Actonel (Risedronate)Osteoporosis treatment and preventionBisphosphonate55Levoxyl (Levothyroxine Sodium)Thyroid hormone deficiency treatmentThyroid hormone replacement56Nasonex(Mometasone)Allergy treatment/ prevention Corticosteroid57Microzide(Hydrochlorothiazide)High blood pressure treatmentThiazide diuretic58Risperdal (Risperidone)Schizophrenia treatmentAntipsychotic (Atypical)59Yasmin (Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol)Pregnancy preventionOral contraceptive
 
60Lantus (Insulin Glargine)Glycemic control improvementInsulin61Amoxil, Trimox(Amoxicillin)Bacterial infection treatmentPenicillin62Viagra (Sildenafil)Erectile dysfunction treatmentPhosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor63Tricor (Fenofibrate)High cholesterol treatmentCholesterol lowering agent64Xanax(Alprazolam)Anxiety treatmentBenzodiazepine65Xanax(Alprazolam)Anxiety treatmentBenzodiazepine66Cozaar (Losartan)High blood pressure or heart failure treatmentAngiotensin receptor blocker (ARB)67Digitek(Digoxin)Heart failure or irregular heartbeat treatmentCardiac glycoside68Xanax(Alprazolam)Anxiety treatmentBenzodiazepine69Lasix(Furosemide)Edema or hypertension treatmentLoop diuretic70Motrin(Ibuprofen Rx)Pain treatmentNSAID71Desyrel(Trazodone HCl)Depression treatmentSerotonin reuptake inhibitor72Cymbalta (Duloxetine)Depression or diabetic neuropathic paintreatmentSerotonin/Norephinephrine reuptakeinhibitor73Tylenol with Codeine(Acetaminophen and Codeine)Pain treatmentNarcotic analgesic74Dyazide, Maxzide(Triamterene and Hydrochlorothiazide)High blood pressure treatmentCombination thiazide and potassium-sparing diuretic75Paxil(Paroxetine HCl)Depression or anxiety treatmentSelective serotonin receptor inhibitor76Microzide(Hydrochlorothiazide)High blood pressure treatmentThiazide diuretic77Adderall XR(Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine)Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder(ADHD) controlStimulant78Klonopin(Clonazepam)Anxiety treatmentBenzodiazepine79Omnicef (Cefdinir)Bacterial infection treatmentCephalosporin (3rd generation)80Aricept (Donepezil)Alzheimers-type dementia treatmentAcetylcholinesterase inhibitor81Prozac(Fluoxetine HCl)Depression or anxiety treatmentSelective serotonin receptor inhibitor82Darvocet(Propoxyphene and Acetaminophen)Pain treatmentNarcotic analgesic83Neurotin(Gabapentin)Seizure control Anticonvulsant84Allegra(Fexofenadine HCl)Allergy treatment/ prevention Antihistamine85Zocor(Simvastatin)High cholesterol treatmentHMG-CoA reductase inhibitor86Valtrex (Valaciclovir)Viral infection treatmentAntiviral87Motrin(Ibuprofen Rx)Pain treatmentNSAID88Lasix(Furosemide)Edema or hypertension treatmentLoop diuretic89Amoxil, Trimox(Amoxicillin)Bacterial infection treatmentPenicillin90Lorcet, Lortab, Norco,Vicodin(Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen)Pain treatmentNarcotic analgesic91Concerta (Methylphenidate)Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder(ADHD) controlStimulant92Ortho-Tri-Cyclen Lo (Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol)Pregnancy preventionOral contraceptive

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