The GoodRx Top 10 (May 2018)

Which drugs are taken the most? Every month, GoodRx looks at trends in U.S. prescription drug fills, and tallies the 10 medications most frequently filled at pharmacies. To form our list, we look at a large sample of claims reported by pharmacies across the country. We also display the GoodRx Fair Price for the most common form, dosage and quantity.

Rank Drug GoodRx Fair Price
1
White Oval Rx 829 - Atorvastatin Calcium 40mg Tablet
Lipitor (atorvastatin)
Drug Class: Statins
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Atorvastatin (Lipitor) is a statin used to treat high cholesterol. Prior to its release as generic atorvastatin in 2011, it was considered the top drug by sales for most of the previous decade. It is still one of the most commonly prescribed statins, and though not as inexpensive as simvastatin (Zocor), the generic price has continued to drop.
2
White Oblong L 5 And M - Levothyroxine Sodium 50mcg Tablet
Synthroid, Levoxyl, Unithroid (levothyroxine)
Drug Class: Thyroxines
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Levothyroxine (Synthroid, Unithroid, Levoxyl, Levothroid) is a synthetically prepared thyroid hormone that can improve symptoms of thyroid deficiency. There are several brand and generic levothyroxine choices available; however, they aren't interchangeable. Generic levothyroxine is very inexpensive, though most of the brands available are also affordable.
3
Pink Round Lupin And 20 - Lisinopril 20mg Tablet
Prinivil, Zestril (lisinopril)
Drug Class: ACE Inhibitors
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Lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril) is an ACE inhibitor used to treat high blood pressure, and in combination with other medications to treat heart failure. Lisinopril was the third ACE inhibitor to become available. It may be more convenient than some of the other options because it is longer-acting, meaning you only need to take one tablet per day rather than two or three.
4
White Oblong M365 - Hydrocodone Bitartrate/Acetaminophen 5mg-325mg Tablet
Vicodin, Norco, Xodol (hydrocodone/acetaminophen)
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The combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen (Vicodin, Norco, Xodol, Lorcet, Lortab) is used to treat moderate to severe pain, from a variety of causes. Hydrocodone is an opiate and is considered a narcotic pain medicine, while acetaminophen (Tylenol) is also sold over the counter for pain.
5
White Round 210 - Amlodipine Besylate 5mg Tablet
Norvasc (amlodipine)
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Amlodipine (Norvasc) is a calcium channel blocker (CCB) used to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). It is one of the most common heart meds, and is on the WHO list of essential medicines for basic health care. It became available as generic amlodipine in 2007, and is one of the most inexpensive generics in the US - even available for free at some pharmacies.
6
Pink And Red-Brown Apo 020 - Omeprazole 20mg Delayed-Release Capsule
Prilosec (omeprazole)
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Omeprazole (Prilosec) is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) used to treat certain conditions where there is too much acid in the stomach, like ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). It's the most commonly used—and least expensive—compared to other PPIs like Nexium or Prevacid. Omeprazole is also available without a prescription, both as a generic and branded Prilosec OTC.
7
Ventolin (albuterol sulfate)
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Ventolin (albuterol sulfate) is a bronchodilator used to treat and prevent breathing problems in patients who have asthma or other aidway diseases. It is available as an HFA inhaler, and the only brand name medication on this list.
8
Flonase, Cultivate (fluticasone propionate)
Drug Class: Corticosteroids
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Fluticasone propionate (Flonase, Cultivate) is a corticosteroid used on the skin to reduce swelling, redness and allergic reactions. It is a nasal spray that works by blocking the release of natural substance that causes allergy symptoms.
9
White Oblong Ip 466 - Ibuprofen 800mg Tablet
Motrin (ibuprofen)
Drug Class: NSAIDs
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Ibuprofen (Motrin) is a NSAID used to treat fever, and pain from arthritis, menstrual cramps, and muscular aches. It works by reducing inflammation. Ibuprofen is also sold over the counter for pain and is on the WHO list of essential medicines for basic health care.
10
White Round 54 760 - Prednisone 20mg Tablet
Sterapred, Deltasone (prednisone)
Drug Class: Corticosteroids
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Prednisone (Sterapred, Deltasone) is a corticosteroid used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common conditions treated include asthma, allergies and arthritis. It can also be used for other conditions like blood disorders and diseases of the adrenal glands.

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