Top 200 drugs by retail sales in 2000

March 19, 2001

Scott-Levin's Source Prescription Audit provides data on the top 200 brand and generic drugs for 2000 from retail settings

 

SPECIAL REPORT

Which prescription drugs achieved the exalted status of top 200 by retail sales in 2000? The two tables that follow—one for brand-name drugs, the other for generics—show which drugs were in this rarified group. The rankings are obtained from market research firm Scott-Levin's Source Prescription Audit, which covers more than 36,000 independents, chains, supermarkets, mass-merchandisers, and deep-discounters. Scott-Levin is in Newtown, Pa.

 

TOP 200 BRAND-NAME DRUGS BY RETAIL SALES IN 2000

Rank

ProductTotal retail
1Prilosec$4,102,195
2Lipitor3,692,657
3Prevacid2,832,602
4Prozac2,567,107
5Zocor2,207,042
6Celebrex2,015,508
7Zoloft1,890,416
8Paxil1,807,955
9Claritin1,667,347
10Glucophage1,629,157
11Norvasc1,597,091
12Augmentin1,584,397
13Vioxx1,517,993
14Zyprexa1,418,411
15Pravachol1,203,474
16Premarin Tabs1,146,808
17Neurontin1,131,678
18Oxycontin1,052,771
19Cipro1,023,657
20Zithromax Z-Pak961,579
21Risperdal959,707
22Wellbutrin SR850,934
23Zestril833,359
24Effexor XR815,816
25Allegra810,001
26Viagra809,377
27Ambien798,858
28Depakote758,329
29Levaquin753,711
30Imitrex747,631
31Zyrtec739,543
32Celexa737,487
33Prempro711,798
34Fosamax704,289
35Singulair676,515
36Synthroid649,256
37Flovent647,980
38Accutane636,246
39Flonase618,714
40Avandia617,629
41Ortho Tri-Cyclen616,997
42Ultram601,465
43Plavix599,512
44Biaxin588,366
45Vasotec584,418
46Pepcid568,684
47Actos550,674
48Accupril500,796
49Enbrel500,363
50Claritin D 24HR493,420
51Lamisil Oral487,920
52Ceftin455,965
53Combivir452,844
54Serevent448,923
55BuSpar Dividose434,023
56Prinivil431,342
57Coumadin Tabs407,565
58Claritin D 12HR403,071
59Evista398,590
60Cozaar395,292
61Nasonex391,973
62Diflucan386,846
63Aricept384,059
64Procardia XL383,822
65Cefzil382,250
66Adalat CC376,992
67Aciphex372,138

Rank

ProductTotal retail
68Lotrel$353,784
69Toprol XL353,725
70Duragesic352,934
71Relafen351,595
72Serzone349,127
73Cardura344,406
74Xalatan340,492
75Glucotrol XL321,631
76Detrol319,193
77Seroquel318,844
78Humulin N317,017
79Lotensin316,922
80Viracept315,510
81Avonex313,114
82Valtrex311,102
83Allegra-D310,369
84Adderall307,423
85Procrit298,764
86Claritin RediTabs298,253
87Cardizem CD283,968
88K-Dur 20276,161
89Diovan270,144
90Remeron266,707
91BuSpar265,349
92Zerit264,738
93Hyzaar264,128
94Ziac258,299
95Zithromax Susp252,501
96Miacalcin Nasal245,241
97Sporanox244,434
98Lotrisone243,440
99Lescol238,343
100Xenical237,004
101Betaseron236,503
102Asacol235,117
103Monopril233,969
104Humulin 70/30229,600
105Combivent229,550
106Flomax226,845
107Zofran225,673
108Axid225,365
109Lamictal221,847
110Baycol221,383
111Topamax219,865
112Mevacor216,661
113Neoral214,475
114Neupogen212,997
115Famvir205,223
116Epivir205,172
117Ortho-Novum 7/7/7203,989
118Azmacort203,389
119Luvox199,293
120Coreg199,166
121Zestoretic198,956
122Tiazac198,727
123Avapro197,428
124Benzamycin196,795
125Triphasil196,589
126Zomig190,231
127Rebetron 1200 Pen189,843
128Imitrex Statdose184,548
129Sustiva183,008
130Amoxil176,847
131Lovenox175,402
132Ditropan XL174,058
133Atrovent Inh174,018
134Zantac172,662

Rank

ProductTotal retail
135Altace$172,308
136Alesse-28171,698
137Dilantin Kapseals171,374
138Plendil169,716
139Proscar166,868
140Levoxyl164,919
141Bactroban163,939
142Daypro163,783
143Lanoxin163,625
144Alphagan159,631
145Diovan HCT159,351
146Amaryl158,976
147Tricor158,741
148Ortho-Cyclen157,366
149Humalog157,153
150Arthrotec152,530
151Patanol152,199
152Vancenase AQ DS150,883
153Accolat150,536
154Cellcept150,193
155Copaxone148,844
156Zithromax146,759
157Hytrin145,267
158Casodex143,906
159Xanax141,572
160Tobradex137,765
161Prograf137,743
162Crixivan137,645
163Lo/Ovral 28137,138
164Differin136,023
165DDAVP133,016
166Macrobid131,419
167Betapace130,263
168Ziagen127,284
169Zyban126,122
170MS Contin125,606
171Effexor125,468
172Pulmicort Turbuhaler122,785
173Proventil HFA121,417
174Serostim121,096
175Clozaril119,152
176Gonal-F119,096
177Arava118,902
178Lupron Depot117,045
179Vicoprofen Non-Inj115,382
180Covera-HS115,239
181Loestrin Fe 1/20113,408
182Elocon113,324
183Skelaxin113,307
184Meridia113,231
185Nasacort AQ112,518
186Dovonex110,975
187Catapres-TTS109,703
188Zyrtec Syrup109,389
189Propulsid107,279
190Tequin107,197
191Rezulin106,720
192Rebetron 1000 Pen106,624
193Stadol NS105,637
194Prevpac105,011
195Loestrin Fe 1.5/30103,323
196Phenergan Supp102,421
197Viramune102,348
198Cosopt102,212
199Estratest Tabs101,697
200Prandin100,310

 

TOP 200 GENERIC DRUGS BY RETAIL SALES IN 2000

Rank

ProductTotal retail
1Hydrocodone/ APAP$935,093
2Ranitidine HCl690,854
3Atenolol532,836
4Lorazepam530,084
5Albuterol Aerosol501,115
6Alprazolam489,753
7Propoxyphene-N/APAP457,763
8Cephalexin399,055
9Tamoxifen393,067
10Clonazepam351,304
11Glyburide333,348
12Cartia XT331,837
13Albuterol Neb Soln325,017
14Verapamil SR301,604
15Triamterene w/HCTZ292,778
16Naproxen287,162
17Isosorbide Mononitrt286,576
18Carisoprodol286,430
19Terazosin286,378
20Minocycline278,055
21Amoxicillin252,789
22Ibuprofen248,035
23Metoprolol Tartrate230,657
24Furosemide Oral227,718
25Acetaminophen w/Cod216,379
26Trimox214,918
27Acyclovir Systemic209,307
28Cyclobenzaprine192,847
29Warfarin178,317
30Trazodone HCl173,623
31Methylphenidate172,863
32Amitriptyline168,586
33Trimethoprim/ Sulfa168,446
34Nifedipine ER157,299
35Cimetidine156,799
36Ipratropium Bromide154,735
37Hydrochlorothiazide148,603
38Gemfibrozil148,226
39Prednisone Oral141,904
40Methotrexate132,550
41Captopril129,457
42Diclofenac Sodium123,457
43Potassium Chloride121,779
44Clorazepate Dipot117,470
45Medrxyprgsterone Tab113,414
46Spironolactone113,240
47Clindamycin Systemic111,649
48Doxycycline110,567
49Diltiazem CD109,812
50Estradiol Oral109,688
51Amiodarone108,066
52Enalapril107,435
53Hydroxychloroquine105,895
54Methylprednis Tabs101,298
55Diazepam100,210
56Cefaclor99,915
57Propranolol LA98,875
58Nitroglycerin97,650
59Clonidine95,919
60Pentoxifylline95,402
61Glipizide93,619
62Temazepam93,513
63Nortriptyline91,972
64Etodolac90,898
65Allopurinol89,571
66Diltiazem SR89,489
67Glyburide Micronized79,195

Rank

ProductTotal retail
68Cefadroxil$76,442
69Clobetasol76,034
70Morphine Sul Non Inj74,084
71Carbidopa/ Levodopa73,230
72Orphenadrine Citrate70,339
73Naproxen Sodium70,150
74Nadolol69,757
75Oxycodone w/ APAP69,492
76Benzonatate68,749
77Phentermine68,626
78Carbamazepine67,842
79Methylphenidate SR67,025
80Labetalol66,498
81Butalbital/ APAP/Caf65,896
82Azathioprine64,242
83Prochlorperaz Mal63,598
84Propranolol HCl62,698
85Imipramine HCl61,106
86Methocarbamol59,187
87Metronidazole Tabs58,338
88Hyoscyamine58,107
89Neomycin/ Polymx/HC57,961
90Metoclopramide55,692
91Doxepin53,206
92Cromolyn Sod Neb Sln51,925
93Tretinoin51,616
94Fluocinonide51,573
95Meclizine HCl51,400
96Piroxicam51,077
97Adipex-P49,545
98Dicyclomine HCl48,747
99Indapamide48,395
100Prednisolone Oral48,313
101Octicair47,988
102Hydroxyzine47,063
103Bupropion46,855
104Nystatin Systemic46,135
105Triamcinln Acet Top45,627
106Baclofen45,586
107Ketoprofen45,484
108Sucralfate45,451
109Theophylline SR44,118
110Ticlopidine43,870
111Phenytoin Sodium Ext43,299
112Clozapine43,091
113Atenolol Chlorthal43,068
114Guaif/ Phenylprop43,027
115Lithium Carbonate42,933
116Diphenoxylate w/ Atro42,844
117Nitrofurantoin Mcroc42,269
118Penicillin VK41,679
119Oxybutynin Chloride41,307
120Butalbital Cmpd w/Cd40,364
121Hydrocortsn Valerate39,458
122Ery-Tab39,313
123Carbidopa/ Levdpa ER39,286
124Diclofenac Potassium38,006
125Prednisolne Acet Oph37,289
126Promethazine/ Codeine37,253
127Guanfacine HCl36,569
128Clomiphene Citrate36,467
129Timolol Maleate XE36,124
130Indomethacin35,849
131Timolol Maleate Oph35,258
132Sotalol35,134
133Desmopressin Acetate34,621
134Estropipate34,373

Rank

ProductTotal retail
135Folic Acid$3.673
136Sulindac33,369
137Bumetanide Non-Inj33,250
138Hydrocortison Top Rx33,080
139Polymyxin B/Trimeth33,017
140Albuterol Oral Liq32,386
141Oxazepam32,333
142Clindamycin Topical31,721
143Guaifenesin/ Pseudoep31,040
144Phenazopyridine HCl30,966
145Ketoconazole Syst30,812
146Bisoprolol/ HCTZ29,235
147Promethazine Tabs29,058
148Thioridazine HCl28,833
149Guaifenesin Rx28,595
150Doxazosin28,189
151Diltia XT27,569
152Ketoconazole Topical26,558
153Levothyroxine26,415
154Dexamethasone Oral26,304
155Chlorhexidine Glucon26,272
156Desoximetasone26,201
157Bromocriptine26,133
158Enulose26,002
159Indomethacin SR25,979
160Haloperidol25,865
161Valproic Acid25,856
162Phenobarbital25,548
163Selegiline25,384
164Megestrol Tabs24,555
165Quinine Sulfate24,441
166Clotrimazole Top24,320
167Hydroxyurea24,282
168Naproxen EC24,185
169Lindane24,164
170Lonox24,056
171Nitroquick24,030
172Sulfasalazine23,899
173Cholestyramine23,516
174Digoxin23,466
175Triazolam23,453
176Acebutolol23,093
177Clomipramine HCl22,853
178Lactulose22,593
179Ibuprofen Liquid21,880
180Erythromycin Topical21,769
181Colchicine21,372
182Tobramycin Ophth21,259
183Hydroxyzine Pamoate20,798
184Ketorolac Oral20,523
185Isosorbide Dinitrate20,205
186Benztropine20,203
187Diclofenac Sodium SR19,969
188Diflorasone19,534
189Gentamicin Ophth18,966
190Diltiazem18,792
191Pentazocine/ Naloxone18,783
192Naproxen Delayed Rel18,730
193Dipyridamole18,696
194Tetracycline18,627
195Probenecid18,305
196Methyldopa18,283
197Benzoyl Peroxd Acne18,182
198Nystatin/ Triamcinoln17,761
199Erythromycin Ethylsc17,383
200Methadone HCl Non-In17,188

 



Top 200 drugs by retail sales in 2000.

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