Top 200 drugs to memorize
Current for 2014

A pharmacy technician working under a pharmacist will want to know as many top 200 drugs' names and their FDA approved uses as possible. If you're working in a pharmacy, an internship, on the job training, or a pharmacy technician program you should follow what your program requires. Typically, memorizing the Top 200 drugs list is recommended. Either way, refer to your program's list.

One of the best ways to compliment studying the top drugs is to be aware of their generic name suffixes.



Top 200 Drugs

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Generic Name Brand Name Purpose DEA Sch
Levothyroxine Synthroid® Thyroid Hormone -
Hydrocodone/APAP Generic Only Pain Relief C-II
Amoxicillin Amoxil® Anti-Biotic -
Lisinopril Prinivil® A.C.E. Inhibitor -
Esomeprazole Nexium® G.E.R.D. -
Atorvastatin Lipitor® Cholesterol -
Simvastatin Zocor® Cholesterol -
Clopidogrel Plavix® Anti-Platelet -
Montelukast Singulair® Asthma -
Rosuvastatin Crestor® Cholesterol -
Metoprolol Lopressor® Beta Blocker -
Escitalopram Lexapro® Anti-Depressant -
Azithromycin Zithromax® Anti-Biotic -
Albuterol ProAir® HFA Asthma Inhaler -
Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ Diuretic -
Metformin Glucophage® Anti-Diabetic -
Sertraline Zoloft® Anti-Depressant -
Ibuprofen Advil® N.S.A.I.D. -
Zolpidem Ambien® Insomnia C-IV
Furosemide Lasix® Diuretic -
Omeprazole Prilosec® G.E.R.D. -
Trazodone Desyrel® Anti-Depressant -
Valsartan Diovan® A.2.R.B. -
Tramadol Ultram® Pain Relief -
Duloxetine Cymbalta® Anti-Depressant -
Warfarin Coumadin® Blood Thinner -
Amlodipine Norvasc® Calc. Chnl. Blkr. -
Oxycodone/APAP Percocet® Pain Relief C-II
Quetiapine Seroquel® Anti-Psychotic -
Promethazine Phenergan® Anti-Histamine -
Fluticasone Flonase® Allergies -
Alprazolam Xanax® Anti-Anxiety C-IV
Clonazepam Klonopin® Anti-Anxiety C-IV
Benazepril Lotensin® ACE Inhibitor -
Meloxicam Mobic® NSAID (Arthritis) -
Citalopram Celexa® Anti-Depressant -
Cephalexin Keflex® Anti-Biotic -
Tiotropium Spiriva® C.O.P.D. -
Gabapentin Neurontin® Anti-Epileptic -
Aripiprazole Abilify® Anti-Depressant -
Potassium K-Tab® Electrolyte -
Cyclobenzaprine Flexeril® Muscle Relaxer -
Methylprednisolone Medrol® Corticosteroid -
Methylphenidate Concerta® A.D.H.D. C-II
Fexofenadine Allegra® Allergies -
Carvedilol Coreg® C.H.F. -
Carisoprodol Soma® Muscle Relaxer C-IV
Digoxin Lanoxin® C.H.F. -
Memantine Namenda® Alzheimers -
Atenolol Tenormin® Beta Blocker -
Top 200 Drugs
Diazepam Valium® Anti-Anxiety C-IV
Oxycodone OxyContin® Pain Relief C-II
Risedronate Actonel® Osteoporosis -
Folic Acid Folvite® Supplement -
Olmesartan Benicar® A.2.R.B. -
Prednisone Deltasone® Anti-Inflammatory -
Doxycycline Vibramycin® Anti-Biotic -
Alendronate Fosamax® Osteoporosis -
Pantoprazole Protonix® G.E.R.D. -
Tamsulosin Flomax® Freq. Urination -
Triamterene/HCTZ Dyazide® Diuretic Combo -
Paroxetine Paxil® Anti-Depressant -
Buprenorphine Suboxone® Opiate Addiction C-III
Enalapril Vasotec® A.C.E. Inhibitor -
Lovastatin Mevacor® Cholesterol -
Pioglitazone Actos® Diabetes -
Pravastatin Pravachol® Cholesterol -
Fluoxetine Prozac® Anti-Depressant -
Insulin Lantus® Diabetes -
Fluconazole Diflucan® Anti-Fungal -
Levofloxacin Levaquin® Anti-Biotic -
Donepezil Aricept® Alzheimers -
Celecoxib Celebrex® N.S.A.I.D. -
Codeine / APAP Tylenol® #2 Pain Relief C-III
Mometasone Nasonex® Allergies -
Ciprofloxacin Cipro® Anti-Biotic -
Pregabalin Lyrica® Anti-Convulsant -
Fenofibrate TriCor® Cholesterol -
Venlafaxine Effexor® Anti-Depressant -
Lorazepam Ativan® Anti-Anxiety C-IV
Ezetimibe Zetia® Cholesterol -
Estrogen Premarin® Menopause -
Allopurinol Zyloprim® Anti-gout -
Penicillin Pen VK® Anti-Biotic -
Sitagliptin Januvia® Diabetes -
Amitriptyline Elavil® Anti-Depressant -
Clonidine Catapres® Hypertension -
Latanoprost Xalatan® Glaucoma -
Lisdexamfetamine Vyvanse® A.D.H.D. C-II
Niacin Niaspan® Cholesterol -
Naproxen Aleve® N.S.A.I.D. -
Dexlansoprazole Dexilant® G.E.R.D. -
Glyburide Diabeta® Diabetes -
Olanzapine Zyprexa® Anti-Psychotic -
Tolterodine Detrol® Incontinence -
Ranitidine Zantac® G.E.R.D. -
Famotidine Pepcid® G.E.R.D. -
Diltiazem Cardizem® Hypertension -
Budesonide +
Formoterol
Symbicort® Asthma
(Steroid)
-
Codeine +
Guaifenesin
Robitussin AC®
Syrup
Antitussive +
Expectorant
Sch V

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Top 200 drugs

This Top 200 drugs list is current for 2014 and is based on the 2013 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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