Top 200 drugs to memorize
Current for 2015

On the job, a pharmacy tech will want to know as many of the Top 200 drugs for 2015 and their primary FDA approved uses as possible. If you're working in a pharmacy, an internship, on the job training, or a pharmacy technician school (i.e. - Community college, Penn Foster, Allied, etc.) you should follow what your program requires. But typically, memorizing the Top 100 or Top 200 drugs list is recommended. Either way, first refer to your program's list. One of the best ways to compliment studying the top drugs is to be aware of the top drug's generic name suffixes.


Top 200 Drugs to memorize

#1  - 100       |      #101 - 200

Generic Name Brand Name Purpose DEA Sch
Bupropion Wellbutrin® Antidepressant -
Cetirizine Zyrtec® Allergies -
Topiramate Topamax® Antiepileptic -
Valacyclovir Valtrex® Herpes Mgmt. -
Eszopiclone Lunesta® Sleep Aid C-IV
Acyclovir Zovirax® Herpes Mgmt. -
Cefdinir Omnicef® Antibiotic -
Clindamycin Cleocin® Antibiotic -
Colchicine Colcrys® Gout -
Gemfibrozil Lopid® Cholesterol -
Guiafenesin Robitussin® Expectorant -
Glipizide Glucotrol® Diabetes(II) -
Irbesartan Avapro® A.2.R.B. -
Metoclopramide Reglan® G.E.R.D. -
Losartan Cozaar® Hypertension -
Meclizine Dramamine® Antiemetic -
Metronidazole Flagyl® Antibiotic -
Vitamin D Caltrate® Supplement -
Testosterone AndroGel® Low T C-III
Ropinirole Requip® Parkinson's -
Risperidone Risperdal® Antipsychotic -
Olopatadine Patanol® Antihistamine -
Moxifloxacin Avelox® Antibacterial -
Dexmethylphenidate Focalin® ADHD C-II
Enoxaparin Lovenox® Anti-coagulant -
Fentanyl Duragesic® Narcotic Analgesic C-II
Dicyclomine Bentyl® I.B.S. -
Bisoprolol Zebeta® Beta Blocker -
Atomoxetine Strattera® A.D.H.D. -
Ramipril Altace® Hypertension -
Temazepam Restoril® Sleep Aid C-IV
Phentermine Adipex® P Weight Loss C-IV
Quinapril Accupril® ACE Inhibitor -
Sildenafil Viagra® Impotence -
Ondansetron Zofran® Antiemetic -
Oseltamivir Tamiflu® Antiviral (Flu) -
Methotrexate Rheumatrex® Rheum. arthritis -
Dabigatran Pradaxa® Anticoagulant -
Budesonide Uceris® Ulcerative colitis -
Doxazosin Cardura® Freq. Urination -
Desvenlafaxine Pristiq® Anti-depressant -
Insulin Lispro Humalog® Rapid-Acting Insulin -
Clarithromycin Biaxin® Antibiotic -
Buspirone Buspar® Anti-anxiety -
Finasteride Proscar® B.P.H. -
Ketoconazole Nizoral® Antifungal -
Solifenacin VESIcare® Overactive Bladder -
Methadone Dolophine® Anti-addictive C-II
Minocycline Minocin® Antibiotic -
Phenazopyridine Pyridium® U.T.I. -




Top 200 Drugs to Memorize
Current for 2015
(Con't)

Spironolactone Aldactone® Diuretic -
Vardenafil Levitra® Impotence -
Clobetasol Clovate® Corticosteroid -
Benzonatate Tessalon® Antitussive -
Divalproex Depakote® Antiepileptic -
Dutasteride Avodart® B.P.H. -
Febuxostat Uloric® Gout -
Lamotrigine Lamictal® Antiepileptic -
Nortriptyline Pamelor® Antidepressant -
Roflumilast Daliresp® C.O.P.D. -
Rabeprazole Aciphex® G.E.R.D. -
Etanercept Enbrel® Anti-Arthritis -
Nebivolol Bystolic® Beta Blocker -
Nabumetone Relafen® N.S.A.I.D -
Nifedipine Procardia® Calc. Chan. Blocker -
Nitrofurantoin Macrobid® Antibiotic -
Nitroglycerine NitroStat® SL Angina -
Oxybutynin Ditropan® Incontinence -
Tadalifil Cialis® Impotence -
Triamcinolone Kenalog® Corticosteroid -
Rivastigmine Exelon® Anti-Dimentia -
Lansoprazole Prevacid® G.E.R.D. -
Cefuroxime Ceftin® Antibiotic -
Methocarbamol Robaxin® Muscle Relaxer -
Travoprost Travatan® Ocular Hypertension -
Lurasidone Latuda® Antipsychotic -
Terazosin Hytrin® B.P.H. -
Sumatriptan Imitrex® Migraine -
Raloxifene Evista® Osteoporosis -
Mirtazepine Remeron® Antidepressant -
Adalimumab Humira® Anti-inflammatory -
Benztropine Cogentin® Parkinson's -
Baclofen Gablofen® Muscle Relaxer -
Hydralazine Apresoline® Hypertension -
Mupirocin Bactroban® Antibacterial -
Propranolol Inderal® Hypertension -
Varenicline Chantix® Smoking addiction -
Verapamil Verelan® Calc. Chan. Blocker -
Clotrimazole Lotrimin® Antifungal -
Phenytoin Dilantin® Anticonvulsant -
Pramipexole Mirapex® Parkinson's -
Liraglutide Victoza® Anti-Diabetic -
Ticagrelor Brilinta® Heart Disease -
Diclofenac Voltaren® NSAID Gel -
Saxagliptin Onglyza® Anti-Diabetic -
Lomitapide Juxtapid® Cholesterol -
Tizanidine Zanaflex® Muscle Relaxer -
Amphetamine /
Dextro-
amphetamine
Adderall® ADHD / Narcolepsy C-II
Zoster Vaccine Zostavax® Shingles Vaccine -
Ezetimibe
Simvastatin
Vytorin® Cholesterol
Combo
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Top 200 drugs to memorize


This Top 200 drugs to memorize list is current for 2015 and is based on the 2014 years total prescriptions by volume dispensed. It is loosely translated from an official top 200 list. However, modified because certain drugs have been omitted, mainly because they would not likely be included on the pharmacy tech test.




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