Top 10 Most Prescribed Medications

According to a report from the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, the top 10 most-prescribed drugs in the U.S. are:

- hydrocodone (combined with acetaminophen)
- simvastatin
- lisinopril
- levothyroxine sodium
- amlodipine besylate
- omeprazole
- azithromycin
- amoxicillin
- metformin
- hydrochlorothiazide

The top 10 best-selling drugs are:

- Lipitor, $7.2 billion
- Nexium, 6.3 billion
- Plavix
- Advair Diskus, $4.7 billion
- Abilify
- Seroquel
- Singulair, $4.1 billion (it will be generic in 2012)
- Crestor
- Actos
- Epogen

References:
The 10 Most Prescribed Drugs. WebMD.
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