THE APhA COMPLETE REVIEW FOR PHARMACY, 7th Ed

Appendix D: Top 200 Prescription Drugs

The following list of the top 200 prescriptions for 2007 is ranked by number of U.S. prescriptions dispensed. The list was obtained with permission from RxList at www.rxlist.com with data furnished by Verispan VONA.

Rank

Trade name

Generic name

1.

Lipitor

Atorvastatin

2.

Singulair

Montelukast

3.

Lexapro

Escitalopram

4.

Nexium

Esomeprazole

5.

Synthroid

Levothyroxine

6.

Plavix

Clopidogrel

7.

Toprol XL

Metoprolol

8.

Prevacid

Lansoprazole

9.

Vytorin

Ezetimibe-simvastatin

10.

Advair Diskus

Fluticasone-salmeterol (inhaled)

11.

Zyrtec

Cetirizine

12.

Effexor XR

Venlafaxine

13.

Protonix

Pantoprazole

14.

Diovan

Valsartan

15.

Fosamax

Alendronate

16.

Zetia

Ezetimibe

17.

Crestor

Rosuvastatin

18.

Levaquin

Levofloxacin

19.

Diovan HCT

Hydrochlorothiazide-valsartan

20.

Klor-Con

Potassium chloride

21.

Cymbalta

Duloxetine

22.

Actos

Pioglitazone

23.

Premarin Tabs

Estrogens (conjugated)

24.

ProAir HFA

Albuterol (inhaled)

25.

Celebrex

Celecoxib

26.

Flomax

Tamsulosin

27.

Seroquel

Quetiapine

28.

Norvasc

Amlodipine

29.

Nasonex

Mometasone nasal

30.

Tricor

Fenofibrate

31.

Lantus

Insulin glargine

32.

Viagra

Sildenafil

33.

Altace

Ramipril

34.

Yasmin 28

Drospirenone-ethinyl estradiol

35.

Levoxyl

Levothyroxine

36.

Adderall XR

Amphetamine-dextroamphetamine

37.

Lotrel

Amlodipine-benazepril

38.

Actonel

Risedronate

39.

Ambien CR

Zolpidem

40.

Cozaar

Losartan

41.

Coreg

Carvedilol

42.

Valtrex

Valacyclovir

43.

Lyrica

Pregabalin

44.

Concerta

Methylphenidate

45.

Ambien

Zolpidem

46.

Risperdal

Risperidone

47.

Digitek

Digoxin

48.

Topamax

Topiramate

49.

Chantix

Varenicline

50.

Avandia

Rosiglitazone

51.

Lamictal

Lamotrigine

52.

Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo

Ethinyl estradiol-norgestimate

53.

Xalatan

Latanoprost ophthalmic

54.

Aciphex

Rabeprazole

55.

Hyzaar

Hydrochlorothiazide-losartan

56.

Spiriva

Tiotropium (inhaled)

57.

Wellbutrin XL

Bupropion HCl

58.

Lunesta

Eszopiclone

59.

Benicar

Olmesartan

60.

Benicar HCT

Hydrochlorothiazide-olmesartan

61.

Aricept

Donepezil

62.

Avapro

Irbesartan

63.

Detrol LA

Tolterodine

64.

Trinessa

Ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate

65.

Cialis

Tadalafil

66.

Combivent

Albuterol-ipratropium (inhaled)

67.

Budeprion XL

Bupropion HCl

68.

Yaz

Drospirenone-ethinyl estradiol

69.

Glycolax

Polyethylene glycol 3350

70.

Imitrex Oral

Sumatriptan

71.

Evista

Raloxifene

72.

NuvaRing

Etonogestrel-ethinyl estradiol (vaginal)

73.

Omnicef

Cefdinir

74.

Nisapan

Niacin

75.

Tri-Sprintec

Ethinyl estradiol-norgestimate

76.

Boniva

Ibandronate

77.

Flovent HFA

Fluticasone (inhaled)

78.

Avelox

Moxifloxacin

79.

Abilify

Aripiprazole

80.

Avalide

Hydrochlorothiazide-irbesartan

81.

Requip

Ropinirole

82.

Zyrtex Syrup

Cetirizine

83.

Coumadin Tabs

Warfarin

84.

Zyprexa

Olanzapine

85.

Depakote ER

Divalproex sodium

86.

Nasacort AQ

Triamcinolone (nasal)

87.

Skelaxin

Metaxalone

88.

Allegra-D

Fexofenadine-pseudoephedrine

89.

Humalog

Insulin lispro

90.

Vigamox

Moxifloxacin ophthalmic

91.

Endocet

Acetaminophen-oxycodone

92.

Budeprion SR

Bupropion XL

93.

Depakote

Divalproex sodium

94.

Namenda

Memantine

95.

Lidoderm

Lidocaine topical

96.

Strattera

Atomoxetine

97.

Aviane

Ethinyl estradiol-levonorgestrel

98.

Patanol

Olopatadine (ophthalmic)

99.

Proventil HFA

Albuterol (inhaled)

100.

Clarinex

Desloratadine

101.

Thyroid, Armour

Thyroid desiccated

102.

Astelin

Azelastine (nasal)

103.

Zyrtex-D

Cetirizine-pseudoephedrine

104.

Tussionex

Chlorpheniramine-hydrocodone

105.

Caduet

Amlodipine-atorvastatin

106.

Avodart

Dutasteride

107.

Keppra

Levetiracetam

108.

Januvia

Sitagliptin

109.

Kariva

Desogestrel-ethinyl estradiol

110.

Prempro

Estrogens (conjugated)-medroxyprogesterone

111.

Rhinocort Aqua

Budesonide (nasal)

112.

Levitra

Vardenafil

113.

Ortho Evra

Ethinyl estradiol-norelgestromin (transdermal)

114.

Low-Ogestrel

Ethinyl estradiol-norgestrel

115.

Vivelle-DOT

Estradiol (transdermal)

116.

Apri

Desogestrel-ethinyl estradiol

117.

Loestrin 24 Fe

Ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone

118.

Levothroid

Levothyroxine

119.

Necon 1/35

Ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone

120.

Fosamax Plus D

Alendronate-cholecalciferol

121.

Byetta

Exenatide

122.

Pulmicort Respules

Budesonide (inhaled)

123.

Paxil CR

Paroxetine

124.

Glipizide XL

Glipizide

125.

Provigil

Modafinil

126.

Trileptal

Oxcarbazepine

127.

Humulin N

Insulin (NPH)

128.

Lumigan

Bimatoprost (ophthalmic)

129.

Alphagan P

Brimonidine (ophthalmic)

130.

Xopenex HFA

Levalbuterol (inhaled)

131.

Tobradex

Tobramycin-dexamethasone (ophthalmic)

132.

Trivora-28

Ethinyl estradiol-levonorgestrel

133.

Atacand

Candesartan

134.

Xopenex

Levalbuterol (inhaled)

135.

Cosopt

Dorzolamide-timolol (ophthalmic)

136.

Geodeon Oral

Ziprasidone

137.

Micardis

Telmisartan

138.

Lovaza

Omega-3 acid ethyl esters

139.

Micardis HCT

Telmisartan/hydrochlorothiazide

140.

Focalin XR

Dexmethylphenidate

141.

OxyContin

Oxycodone

142.

Mirapex

Pramipexole

143.

Prometrium

Progesterone (micronized)

144.

Humulin 70/30

Insulin (NPH/regular)

145.

Ciprodex Otic

Ciprofloxacin-dexamethasone (otic)

146.

Restasis

Cyclosporine (ophthalmic)

147.

Suboxone

Buprenorphine-naloxone

148.

Zymar

Gatifloxacin (ophthalmic)

149.

Arimidex

Anastrozole

150.

Sprintec

Ethinyl estradiol-norgestimate

151.

Dilantin Kapseals

Phenytoin

152.

Fluzone

Influenza vaccine

153.

BenzaClin

Benzoyl peroxide-clindamycin (topical)

154.

Vesicare

Solifenacin

155.

Asacol

Mesalamine

156.

Avandamet

Metformin-rosiglitazone

157.

Lanoxin

Digoxin

158.

Travantan

Travoprost (ophthalmic)

159.

Zoloft

Sertraline

160.

Bactroban

Mupirocin (topical)

161.

Tamiflu

Oseltamivir

162.

Guaifenex PSE

Guaifenesin-pseudoephedrine

163.

Differin

Adapalene (topical)

164.

Premarin Vaginal

Estrogens (conjugated, vaginal)

165.

Pseudovent 400

Pseudoephedrine HCl (extended-release)-guaifenesin

166.

Vagifem

Estradiol (vaginal)

167.

Levora

Ethinyl estradiol-levonorgestrel

168.

Relpax

Eletriptan

169.

Allegra-D 24 Hour

Fexofenadine-pseudoephedrine

170.

Methylin

Methylphenidate

171.

AndroGel

Testosterone (topical)

172.

Aggrenox

Aspirin-dipyridamole

173.

Propecia

Finasteride

174.

Asmanex

Mometasone (inhaled)

175.

NovoLog Mix 70/30

Insulin aspart protamine-insulin aspart

176.

Uroxatral

Alfuzosin

177.

Estrostep Fe

Ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone

178.

Sular

Nisoldipine

179.

Lescol XL

Fluvastatin

180.

Novolin 70/30

Insulin (NPH/regular)

181.

Epipen

epinephrine

182.

Actoplus Met

Pioglitazone HCl-metformin HCl

183.

M-Oxy

Oxycodone

184.

Rozerem

Ramelteon

185.

Enablex

Darifenacin

186.

Jantoven

Warfarin

187.

Catapres-TTS

Clonidine (transdermal)

188.

Junel Fe

Ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone

189.

Coreg CR

Carvedilol

190.

Ortho Tri-Cyclen

Ethinyl estradiol-norgestimate

191.

Primacare One

Prenatal vitamin supplement

192.

Zovirax Topical

Acyclovir (topical)

193.

Trilyte

Polyethylene glycol-electrolytes

194.

Aldara

Imiquimod

195.

Necon 0.5./35E

Norethindrone-ethinyl estradiol

196.

Arthrotec

Diclofenac sodium-misoprostol

197.

Ultram ER

Tramadol

198.

Ceron-DM

Chlorpheniramine-dextromethorphan-phenylephrine

199.

Ethedent

1.1% sodium fluoride

200.

Elidel

Pimecrolimus (topical)

Reference

RxList. The Top 200 Prescriptions for 2007 by Number of U.S. Prescriptions Dispensed. Available at: www.rxlist.com/script/main/hp.asp.