Top 200 brand and generic drugs by units in 2001

March 4, 2002

Top 200 brand and generic drugs by number of Rxs

 

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TOP 200 BRAND-NAME DRUGS BY UNITS IN 2001

The top 200 drugs by retail dollars for 2001 were listed in our Feb. 18 issue. Here, we present the top 200 drugs by prescriptions for 2001. Broken down by brand versus generics, the data come courtesy of Scott-Levin, Newtown, Pa.

RankProductTotal units
1Lipitor53,169
2Synthroid41,482
3Premarin Tabs40,784
4Norvasc30,257
5Prilosec27,833
6Zoloft25,827
7Zithromax Z-Pak25,464
8Claritin25,336
9Paxil25,017
10Celebrex24,529
11Glucophage24,071
12Prevacid23,993
13Vioxx23,713
14Augmentin22,971
15Zocor22,672
16Zestril22,606
17Ortho Tri-Cyclen21,122
18Prempro20,101
19Levoxyl19,444
20Allegra19,379
21Ambien16,934
22Zyrtec16,607
23Prozac16,408
24Celexa15,896
25Toprol XL15,875
26Viagra14,625
27Fosamax14,278
28Cipro13,857
29Accupril13,777
30Pravachol13,619
31Neurontin13,261
32Lanoxin13,025
33Wellbutrin SR12,954
34Prinivil12,491
35Ultram12,425
36Flonase12,319
37Singulair11,929
38Glucotrol XL11,521
39Coumadin Tabs11,511
40Levaquin11,449
41Amoxil11,199
42Effexor XR11,166
43Diflucan11,101
44Flovent9,757
45Lotensin9,116
46Nasonex9,029
47Zithromax Susp8,633
48Plavix8,303
49K-Dur 208,055
50Lotrel7,755
51Cozaar7,559
52Avandia7,514
53Depakote7,387
54Claritin D 24HR7,291
55Diovan7,287
56Risperdal7,247
57Claritin D 12HR7,192
58Adderall7,146
59Humulin N7,141
60Xalatan7,126
61Allegra-D7,093
62OxyContin6,814
63Klor-Con6,521
64Altace6,506
65Actos6,501
66Serevent6,499
67Zyprexa6,419
68Evista6,245
69Monopril6,201
70Aciphex5,894
71Protonix5,799
72Veetids5,740
73Hyzaar5,710
74Amaryl5,620
75Combivent5,608
76Flomax5,440
77Ortho-Novum 7/7/75,428
78Cefzil5,404
79Levothroid5,385
80Dilantin Kapseals5,300
81Zestoretic5,189
82Ceftin5,148
83Alesse-285,034
84Roxicet4,905
85Diovan HCT4,897
86Ortho-Cyclen4,776
87Biaxin4,769
88Imitrex Oral4,713
89Humulin 70/304,613
90Serzone4,598
91Valtrex4,576
92Macrobid4,566
93Digitek4,529
94Concerta4,528
95Necon 1/354,519
96Claritin RediTabs4,414
97Glucovance4,411
98Baycol4,377
99Avapro4,376
100Bactroban4,373
101Glucophage XR4,330
102Triphasil4,303
103Mircette4,300
104Skelaxin4,128
105Lescol4,031
106Zyrtec Syrup4,022
107Remeron4,008
108Nexium3,909
109Tricor3,872
110Tiazac3,825
111Plendil3,743
112Trivora-283,686
113Advair Diskus3,592
114Elocon3,483
115Vicoprofen Non-Inj3,472
116Miacalcin Nasal3,470
117Nasacort AQ3,439
118Detrol3,421
119Endocet3,348
120Biaxin XL3,286
121Tequin3,273
122Loestrin Fe 1/203,246
123Relafen3,215
124Tobradex3,201
125Seroquel3,163
126Humalog3,145
127Atrovent Inh3,137
128Phenergan Supp3,122
129Adalat CC3,087
130Proventil HFA3,055
131Tussionex3,051
132Loestrin Fe 1.5/303,026
133Aricept3,020
134Alphagan2,992
135Zithromax2,986
136Lo/Ovral 282,926
137Patanol2,919
138Coreg2,913
139Apri2,832
140Lotrisone2,827
141Azmacort2,756
142Rhinocort Aqua2,740
143Ditropan XL2,687
144Pepcid2,656
145Differin2,609
146Low-Ogestrel2,609
147Atacand2,605
148Prinzide2,563
149Climara2,539
150Demadex2,495
151Ciloxan2,477
152Estratest Tabs2,474
153Humulin R2,466
154Benzamycin2,459
155Duragesic2,426
156Lamisil Oral2,396
157Topamax2,357
158Cardizem CD2,348
159Guaifenex PSE2,330
160Proscar2,277
161Omnicef2,270
162Zanaflex2,265
163Prometrium2,221
164Mobic2,201
165Vasotec2,183
166Desogen2,174
167Ocuflox2,143
168Premphase2,110
169Xenical2,108
170Niaspan2,092
171Estratest HS2,074
172Estrostep Fe2,042
173MetroGel-Vaginal2,038
174Detrol LA2,027
175Accolate2,012
176Actonel2,008
177Univasc2,000
178Procardia XL1,998
179Covera-HS1,994
180Zantac1,936
181Lac-Hydrin1,933
182Thyroid, Armour1,928
183Asacol1,909
184Lotensin HCT1,904
185Claritin Syrup1,897
186Cardura1,873
187Femhrt1,871
188Zaroxolyn1,825
189Sonata1,792
190Cosopt1,787
191Axid1,786
192Nizoral Shampoo1,746
193Zovia 1/351,745
194Terazol 71,725
195Avelox1,722
196Avalide1,711
197Rhinocort1,698
198Xanax1,690
199Accutane1,676
200Meridia1,675
 All others369,106

 

TOP 200 GENERIC DRUGS BY UNITS IN 2001

RankProductTotal units
1Hydrocodone/APAP77,443
2Atenolol40,003
3Amoxicillin34,239
4Furosemide Oral32,670
5Albuterol Aerosol29,449
6Alprazolam29,210
7Hydrochlorothiazide27,624
8Propoxyphene-N/APAP27,315
9Cephalexin25,324
10Triamterene w/HCTZ23,560
11Ibuprofen23,451
12Acetaminophen w/Cod22,205
13Prednisone Oral21,315
14Trimox19,217
15Lorazepam17,702
16Metoprolol Tartrate17,564
17Amitriptyline16,075
18Ranitidine HCl16,003
19Trimethoprim/Sulfa14,735
20Naproxen12,973
21Cyclobenzaprine12,628
22Clonazepam12,495
23Trazodone HCl12,211
24Diazepam11,590
25Verapamil SR11,203
26Glyburide10,884
27Enalapril10,742
28Potassium Chloride10,409
29Carisoprodol10,090
30Doxycycline9,664
31Warfarin9,405
32Medroxyprogesterone Tab9,374
33Isosorbide Mononitrt9,122
34Albuterol Neb Soln8,918
35Methylprednisolone Tabs8,360
36Allopurinol8,210
37Estradiol Oral8,188
38Clonidine7,744
39Fluoxetine7,052
40Penicillin VK7,017
41Doxazosin6,923
42Folic Acid6,649
43Temazepam6,473
44Oxycodone w/APAP6,399
45Hydroxyzine6,230
46Meclizine HCl6,105
47Metronidazole Tabs5,875
48Gemfibrozil5,809
49Promethazine Tabs5,586
50Terazosin5,540
51Triamcinln Acet Top5,503
52Cartia XT5,445
53Spironolactone5,443
54Metoclopramide5,403
55Minocycline5,363
56Bisoprolol/HCTZ5,337
57Nifedipine ER5,304
58Propranolol HCl5,083
59Promethazine/Codeine5,061
60Acyclovir4,898
61Glipizide4,847
62Captopril4,809
63Butalbital/APAP/Caf4,559
64Clindamycin Systemic4,311
65Diltiazem CD3,929
66Nortriptyline3,926
67Tamoxifen3,840
68Methylphenidate3,738
69Tetracycline3,712
70Albuterol Oral Liq3,712
71Cimetidine3,684
72Benzonatate3,559
73Phenobarbital3,520
74Naproxen Sodium3,468
75Nitroglycerin3,428
76Phenazopyridine HCl3,387
77Ferrous Sulfate3,218
78Aspirin, Enteric-Coat3,215
79Hyoscyamine3,215
80Guaifenesin/Pseudoep3,126
81Buspirone HCl3,066
82Quinine Sulfate3,058
83Phentermine3,057
84Methocarbamol3,047
85Propranolol LA3,033
86Diclofenac Sodium3,014
87Dicyclomine HCl3,011
88Nitroquick3,004
89Doxepin2,996
90Carbamazepine2,978
91Famotidine2,967
92Ery-Tab2,873
93Indomethacin2,862
94Methotrexate2,849
95Nystatin Systemic2,744
96Indapamide2,733
97Hydrocortisone Top Rx2,711
98Imipramine HCl2,689
99Diltiazem SR2,668
100Neomycin/Polymx/HC2,655
101Guiatuss AC2,641
102Acetaminophen2,623
103Theophylline SR2,622
104Prednisolone Oral2,580
105Digoxin2,565
106Benztropine2,533
107Prochlorperaz Mal2,529
108Atenolol Chlorthal2,457
109Chlorhexidine Glucon2,429
110Levothyroxine2,423
111Hydroxychloroquine2,380
112Fluocinonide2,367
113Nadolol2,359
114Nystatin Topical2,346
115Etodolac2,343
116Lithium Carbonate2,331
117Oxybutynin Chloride2,289
118Clobetasol2,258
119Clindamycin Topical2,251
120Multivits w/Flur Chw2,246
121Nystatin/Triamcinoln2,222
122Phenytoin Sodium Ext2,194
123Ibuprofen Liquid2,180
124Guaifenesin Rx2,158
125Diphenoxylate w/Atro2,128
126Isosorbide Dinitrate2,113
127Diphenhydramine Tabs2,107
128Colchicine2,083
129Promethazine DM2,080
130Docusate Sodium2,072
131Cefaclor2,053
132Hydroxyzine Pamoate2,046
133Pentoxifylline2,035
134Labetalol2,000
135Estropipate1,991
136Carbidopa/Levodopa1,990
137Baclofen1,985
138Ketoconazole Topical1,952
139Gentamicin Ophth1,891
140Amiodarone1,887
141Dexamethasone Oral1,869
142Glyburide Micronized1,864
143Prednisolne Acet Oph1,856
144Clorazepate Dipot1,845
145Erythromycin Ophth1,832
146Bumetanide Non-Inj1,811
147Polymyxin B/Trimeth1,771
148Cardec DM1,744
149Nitrofurantoin Mcroc1,732
150Ipratropium Bromide1,730
151Sodium Fluoride1,718
152Guaifenesin LA1,696
153Quintex PSE1,685
154Clotrimazl/Betamthsn1,683
155Timolol Maleate GFS1,607
156Tobramycin Ophth1,580
157Haloperidol1,558
158Cefadroxil1,510
159Sulfatrim Pediatric1,479
160Hydrocortsn Valerate1,469
161Erythromycin Ethylsc1,463
162Octicair1,459
163Piroxicam1,436
164Timolol Maleate Oph1,432
165Clotrimazole Top1,419
166Nifedipine1,400
167Chlordiaz w/Clind1,368
168Chlordiazepoxide HCl1,328
169Hycoclear Tuss1,317
170Prenatal Plus1,309
171Promethazine VC w/Co1,304
172Butalbital Cmpd1,295
173Triazolam1,253
174Bupropion1,250
175Hydralazine1,176
176Nifedical XL1,175
177Cyproheptadine1,172
178Erythromycin Topical1,168
179Tretinoin1,168
180Erythromycin Base1,165
181Orphenadrine Citrate1,161
182Dipyridamole1,150
183Sulindac1,109
184Butalbital Cmpd w/Cd1,074
185Phenobarb/Bella1,060
186Morphine Sul Non Inj1,059
187Promethazine Liq1,054
188Theochron1,053
189Lonox1,051
190Guanfacine HCl1,038
191Ketorolac Oral1,025
192Lactulose1,016
193Lindane1,010
194Sulfasalazine997
195Methadone HCl Non-In992
196Azathioprine986
197Promethazine VC983
198Enulose975
199Hemorrhoidal HC974
200Cheratussin AC954
 All others129,622

Source: Scott-Levin, SPA 12/01

 

Top 200 brand and generic drugs by units in 2001. Drug Topics 2002;5:38.