GLUCOPHAGE (metformin)

GLUCOPHAGE (metformin)

GLUCOPHAGE (metformin) Use: Oral anti-diabetic drug Glucophage drugs round up the top 7 but the prescription rate of this drug is rapidly increasing. It makes up about 7% of the top prescribed medications. It is the first-line drug of choice for the treatment of type...
AZITHROMYCIN AND AMOXICILLIN

AZITHROMYCIN AND AMOXICILLIN

AZITHROMYCIN AND AMOXICILLIN Use: Antibiotic In combination, azithromycin and amoxicillin contribute towards a mind-blowing 17% of the top prescribed medications. Then we wonder why we have antibiotic resistance. On their own, each contributes about 8.5%. Azithromycin...
PRILOSEC (omeprazolegeneric versions of nexium)

PRILOSEC (omeprazolegeneric versions of nexium)

PRILOSEC (omeprazole/generic versions of nexium) Use: Antacid A proton pump inhibitor which constitutes just over 8% of the top prescribed medications. Omeprazole is one of the most widely prescribed drugs for reflux disease (GORD/GERD/LPR) and ulcers internationally...
SYNTHROID (levothyroxine sodium)

SYNTHROID (levothyroxine sodium)

SYNTHROID (levothyroxine sodium) Use: Hypothyroidism A synthetic form of the thyroid hormone thyroxine, generic Synthroid makes up more than 11% of the top prescribed medications. It’s used to treat hypothyroidism. The related drug dextrothyroxine (D-thyroxine) was...
LISINOPRIL (Prinivil/Zestril) AND NORVASC (Amlodipine)

LISINOPRIL (Prinivil/Zestril) AND NORVASC (Amlodipine)

LISINOPRIL (Prinivil/Zestril) AND NORVASC (Amlodipine) Use: Reduction of High Blood Pressure In combination, Lisinopril and Norvasc make up a whopping 23% of the top prescribed medications. This makes them the most prescribed generic medications (if combined) for...
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