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Voice of the Pharmacist

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Source: SDI’s

Vector One®: National

2010 Top 200 generic drugs by total prescriptions
Rank
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
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34
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Drug
Hydrocodone/APAP
Lisinopril
Simvastatin
Levothyroxine
Amoxicillin
Amlodipine besylate
Azithromycin
Alprazolam
Hydrochlorothiazide
Omeprazole
Metformin
Furosemide oral
Metoprolol tartrate
Atenolol
Sertraline
Metoprolol succinate
Zolpidem tartrate
Oxycodone/APAP
Citalopram HBR
Gabapentin
Ibuprofen
Prednisone oral
Tramadol
Lisinopril/HCTZ
Fluoxetine
Lorazepam
Warfarin
Clonazepam
Fluticasone nasal
Cyclobenzaprine
Cephalexin
Trimethoprim/sulfa
Fexofenadine
Amoxicillin/pot clav
Ciprofloxacin HCl

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Total
% Change from
Rxs
previous year
122,806,850
2.1%
76,901,813
4.3%
76,771,821
4.9%
68,222,152
8.2%
51,083,822
-0.6%
50,186,652
11.7%
48,756,188
-2.1%
46,201,182
3.9%
45,838,017
-0.8%
44,795,175
15.4%
41,932,689
4.7%
36,583,895
-0.1%
34,707,807
-0.5%
33,839,806
-11.0%
33,409,838
8.9%
32,224,000
12.0%
29,719,569
-2.8%
28,705,243
6.8%
27,993,635
9.4%
26,865,557
14.0%
26,256,548
3.2%
25,529,463
-2.7%
25,527,796
10.3%
24,538,247
8.0%
24,473,994
6.8%
23,428,627
3.7%
23,388,338
1.5%
23,085,065
4.0%
22,447,832
19.7%
22,240,071
7.3%
21,943,482
2.7%
21,345,723
4.5%
20,430,430
27.5%
20,234,873
1.2%
20,063,382
1.8%

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Rank

Drug

36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70

Pravastatin
Trazodone HCl
Lovastatin
Triamterene/HCTZ
Carvedilol
Alendronate
Ranitidine HCl
Meloxicam
Diazepam
Naproxen
Propoxyphene-N/APAP
Fluconazole
Methylprednisolone tabs
Doxycycline
Paroxetine
Oxycodone
Clonidine
Amitriptyline
Allopurinol
Enalapril
Carisoprodol
Acetaminophen/cod
Klor-Con
Pantoprazole
Potassium chloride
Temazepam
Promethazine tabs
Glimepiride
Albuterol nebulizer soln
Tamsulosin HCl
Folic acid
Spironolactone
Amlodipine besy benz
Amphetamine salt cmb
Metformin HCl ER

Total
% Change from
Rxs
previous year
20,026,786
17.9%
18,786,495
6.5%
17,509,951
13.5%
17,201,037
-7.0%
16,681,336
8.3%
16,177,014
-6.9%
14,699,414
6.6%
14,645,167
2.9%
14,584,147
7.1%
14,297,759
10.3%
14,274,354
-18.7%
13,938,887
4.6%
13,659,852
11.3%
13,199,430
1.9%
12,979,366
-14.4%
12,652,375
40.9%
12,616,634
6.2%
12,611,254
-1.7%
12,550,481
1.2%
12,437,886
3.4%
12,392,709
2.9%
12,071,346
-2.5%
11,295,270
-12.0%
11,226,359
-13.2%
10,807,528
7.5%
10,517,270
21.0%
10,221,172
-0.4%
9,652,940
9.5%
9,598,825
5.0%
9,447,070
NA
9,376,016
4.2%
9,201,879
4.1%
9,125,151
-13.8%
8,760,281
23.6%
8,461,949
11.5%

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Rank

Drug

71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99
100
101
102
103
104
105

Triamcinolone acet top
Digoxin
Lamotrigine
Cefdinir
Diltiazem CD
Benazepril
Topiramate
Isosorbide mononitrate
Ramipril
Risperidone
Glyburide
Penicillin VK
Lansoprazole
Clindamycin systemic
Bupropion XL
Metronidazole tabs
Glipizide
Divalproex sodium
Tri-Sprintec
Losartan potassium
Potassium chloride ER
Phentermine
Mirtazapine
Hydroxyzine
Estradiol oral
Valacyclovir HCl
Diclofenac sodium SR
Nitrofrntoin mono mcr
Verapamil SR
Venlafaxine ER
Mupirocin
Buspirone HCl
Gemfibrozil
Amphetamine salt cmb SR
Ondansetron

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June 2011

Total
% Change from
Rxs
previous year
8,369,032
3.6%
8,313,642
-1.4%
8,305,108
12.1%
8,155,254
-0.2%
8,126,525
41.1%
8,089,219
6.1%
8,068,070
54.2%
7,992,732
-4.4%
7,853,422
-5.1%
7,731,095
6.1%
7,642,056
-0.8%
7,502,009
0.8%
7,363,625
867.2%
7,362,874
4.1%
7,317,814
33.9%
7,281,884
6.7%
7,154,850
-1.6%
7,083,542
17.6%
6,724,925
10.5%
6,688,158
NA
6,492,534
-3.1%
6,403,366
7.0%
6,308,288
8.1%
6,284,114
4.5%
6,261,135
4.7%
6,248,479
>999
6,051,578
2.4%
5,755,420
1.9%
5,726,646
-21.2%
5,526,132
552.8%
5,511,196
12.6%
5,468,280
7.1%
5,390,002
-6.9%
5,378,625
60.8%
5,257,769
42.8%

Rank

Drug

106
107
108
109
110
111
112
113
114
115
116
117
118
119
120
121
122
123
124
125
126
127
128
129
130
131
132
133
134
135
136
137
138
139
140

Famotidine
Sumatriptan oral
Promethazine/codeine
Propranolol HCl
Terazosin
Polyethylene glycol
Meclizine HCl
Acyclovir
Fentanyl transdermal
Methotrexate
Finasteride
Ocella
Ferrous sulfate
Benzonatate
Bupropion SR
Methadone HCl non-inj
Cheratussin AC
Tizanidine HCl
Quinapril
Butalbital/APAP/caf
Metoclopramide
Clotrimazl/betamthsn
Doxazosin
Methocarbamol
Budeprion XL
Clobetasol
Sprintec
Nifedipine ER
Aspirin, enteric-coated
Fenofibrate
Levetiracetam
Nitroglycerin
Chlorhexidine gluconate
Baclofen
Glipizide ER

Total
% Change from
Rxs
previous year
5,229,006
21.1%
5,223,235
21.9%
5,222,029
-8.2%
5,220,771
-3.1%
5,119,077
24.2%
5,058,545
6.5%
5,015,857
0.4%
4,965,632
-11.1%
4,914,785
4.1%
4,824,399
2.2%
4,776,053
14.7%
4,745,699
-30.3%
4,613,334
9.8%
4,613,236
-2.7%
4,588,996
33.4%
4,558,532
4.2%
4,517,327
-15.6%
4,456,271
8.6%
4,444,363
-12.5%
4,421,620
1.8%
4,418,452
-24.7%
4,395,864
1.1%
4,384,707
-19.8%
4,312,914
10.3%
4,279,291
-19.5%
4,135,641
5.2%
4,093,447
32.9%
4,072,226
-6.9%
4,058,438
10.0%
4,024,628
66.6%
3,985,703
34.5%
3,954,867
4.5%
3,942,231
5.7%
3,926,533
10.5%
3,894,211
-20.1%

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Voice of the Pharmacist

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Source: SDI’s

Vector One®: National

2010 Top 200 generic drugs by total prescriptions
Rank

Drug

141
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
151
152
153
154
155
156
157
158
159
160
161
162
163
164
165
166
167
168
169
170

Losartan pot/HCTZ
Endocet
Dicyclomine HCl
Clarithromycin
Bisoprolol/HCTZ
Glyburide/metfrmn HCl
Nabumetone
Hydroxychloroquine
Benztropine
Ropinirole HCl
Minocycline
Trinessa
Phenazopyridine HCl
Phenytoin sodium ext
Ketoconazole topical
Hydroxyzine pamoate
Prednisln sd phs oral
Hydralazine
Aviane
Colchicine
Nortriptyline
Nystatin topical
Bupropion ER
Venlafaxine
Oxybutynin chloride
Atenolol chlorthalidone
Labetalol
Cefuroxime axetil
Hydrocortisone top
Morphine sulfate ER

Total
% Change from
Rxs
previous year
3,868,652
NA
3,839,086
-7.0%
3,824,580
4.9%
3,699,625
4.4%
3,670,236
-5.6%
3,642,002
-11.3%
3,600,953
-3.5%
3,499,968
1.7%
3,488,810
12.5%
3,482,989
-6.6%
3,473,461
-8.0%
3,439,792
-20.2%
3,437,722
3.0%
3,397,018
-2.3%
3,343,677
-0.9%
3,339,856
10.1%
3,324,077
3.9%
3,310,180
13.3%
3,277,344
13.1%
3,258,225
-3.2%
3,210,476
3.5%
3,182,575
10.7%
3,132,327
29.3%
2,980,525
15.8%
2,972,741
3.7%
2,958,298
-5.6%
2,873,393
10.1%
2,848,451
-6.8%
2,818,440
2.4%
2,740,358
15.6%

Rank

Drug

171
172
173
174
175
176
177
178
179
180
181
182
183
184
185
186
187
188
189
190
191
192
193
194
195
196
197
198
199
200

Fluocinonide
Clindamycin topical
Nystatin systemic
Prenatal 1+1
Tramadol HCl/APAP
Etodolac
Indomethacin
Diphenoxylate/atron
Phenobarbital
Oxcarbazepine
Diltiazem
Carbidopa/levodopa
Gianvi
Amiodarone
Felodipine ER
Cyanocobalamin
Oxybutynin chloride ER
Promethazine DM
Terbinafine HCl
Fexofenadine/pseudo
Ondansetron ODT
Hydromorphone HCl
Diltiazem SR
Ergocalciferol
Pramipexole dihydroc
Medroxyprogestrn tab
Carbamazepine
Benazepril/HCTZ
Prednisolone acet oph
Lithium carbonate

Total
% Change from
Rxs
previous year
2,712,591
-0.5%
2,712,155
4.2%
2,706,171
-2.1%
2,640,573
-8.1%
2,634,821
-4.4%
2,626,654
0.4%
2,626,477
7.1%
2,605,506
11.3%
2,586,102
-1.4%
2,558,268
9.7%
2,546,231
44.4%
2,504,723
1.2%
2,481,876
NA
2,481,428
-3.1%
2,397,833
-16.1%
2,355,482
5.3%
2,324,511
13.6%
2,310,171
-8.7%
2,302,568
0.0%
2,299,824
857.3%
2,278,880
19.7%
2,272,481
14.3%
2,235,966
16.7%
2,229,337
>999
2,210,818
NA
2,204,729
-1.3%
2,198,977
2.5%
2,190,722
1.7%
2,179,174
28.1%
2,136,800
-6.0%

Abbreviation: NA, not applicable.

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