A pharmacy technician will want to know as many top 200 drug names and their FDA approved uses as possible. If you're working in a pharmacy, an internship, on the job training, or a pharmacy tech 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.
This Top 200 drugs list is current for 2017 and is based on previous years total prescriptions by volume dispensed. It is loosely translated from an unofficial top 200 list of drugs dispensed. However, modified because certain drugs have been omitted, mainly because they would not likely be included on the official pharmacy tech test (PTCB).