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Top Brand-Name Drugs

1-20 Top 200 Brand-Name Drugs, 2006

Brand NameGeneric NameTherapeutic ClassPharmacolagic Class
Lipitor atorvastatin (a.TOR.va.STAT.in) lipid-lowering agent HMG-CoA reductase Inhibitor HMG-CoA reductase - a liver enzyme that is responsible for producing cholesterol
Toprol XL metoprolol (met'o.PRO.lol) anti-anginals, antihypertensives Beta-blocker (cardioselective-Beta1 blocker)
Norvasc amlodipine (am.LO.di.peen') antihypertensives Calcium channel blocker
Synthroid levothyroxine (lee'vo.thi.ROK.seen) hormones thyroid preparations
Lexapro escitalopram (es'i.TAL.o.pram) antidepressants SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors)
Nexium esomeprazole (es'o.ME.pray.zole) antiulcer agents proton-pump inhibitors
Singulair montelukast (mon'te.LOO.kast) bronchodilators; allergy, cold, and cough remedies leukotriene antagonists
Prevacid lansoprazole (lan.SO.pra.zole) antiulcer agents proton-pump inhibitors
Ambien ******Schedule*IV****** zolpidem (ZOLE.pi.dem).or.(zol.PI.dem) sedatives/hypnotics
Zoloft sertraline (SER.tra.leen) antidepressants SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors)
Advair Diskus fluticasone-salmeterol (floo.TIK.a.sone sal.Me.te.role) fluticasone - antiasthmatic, corticosteroids; salmeterol - bronchodilator fluticasone - inhaled corticosteroids; salmeterol - adrenergics (Beta2-Adrenergic Agonist, inhaled, long-lasting
Zyrtec cetirizine (se.TI.ra.zeen) Allergy, cold, and cough remedy; antihistamine (H1 Antagonist, 2nd generation [nonsedating] agent), *has mild sedating effects piperazine (peripherilly selective)
Effexor XR venlafaxine (ven.la.FAK.seen) antidepressant, antianxiety agent (S/NRI) serotonin/norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor
Fosamax alendronate (a.LEN.droe.nate) bone resorption inhibitor biphosphonate
Plavix clopidogrel (kloh.PID.oh.grel) antiplatelet agent platelet aggregation inhibitor
Protonix pantoprazole (pan.TOE.pra.zole) antiulcer agent proton-pump inhibitor (PPI), gastric acid pump inhibitor
Vytorin ezetimibe-simvastatin (e.ZET.e.mibe SIM.va.stat'in) ezetimibe - lipid-lowering agent, simvastatin - lipid-lowering agent ezetimibe - cholesterol absorption inhibitor; simvastatin - HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor
Zocor simvastatin (SIM.va.stat'in) lipid-lowering agent HMG-Coa reductase inhibitor HMG-CoA reductase - a liver enzyme that is responsible for producing cholesterol
Diovan valsartan (val.SAR.tan) antihypertensive angiotensin II receptor antagonist
Lotrel amlodipine-benazepril (am.LOE.di.peen ben.AYE.ze.pril) amlodipine-antihypertensive; *********************************** benazepril-antihypertensive amlodipine - Ca channel blocker; **************************************** benazepril - ACE inhibitor
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