Top 25 Drug Prices Pharmacists Should Know

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Top 25 Drug Prices Pharmacists Should Know

RxSaver Editors
By RxSaver Editors
Jan 20, 2021
Carina Fung, PharmD, BCPPS
Medically Reviewed ByCarina Fung, PharmD, BCPPS
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Knowing the cost of commonly prescribed medications can help whether you’re studying to be a pharmacist, or you’re already working as a pharmacist. After all, knowing what medications cost will help you answer questions faster, via phone, or in person.

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Here’s a look at 25 drugs*, their descriptions, and average prices using an RxSaver coupon that pharmacists should know.

Medication Lowest Price for Common Dosages*
Amlodipine Besylate $7.90
Amoxicillin $7.19
Atorvastatin $9.23
Azithromycin $8.03
Carvedilol $4.00
Citalopram Hydrobromide $4.00
Clopidogrel $5.35
Duloxetine $11.87
Escitalopram Oxalate $7.19
Esomeprazole Magnesium $12.10
Levothyroxine $4.00
Lisinopril $4.00
Losartan $4.79
Meloxicam $8.08
Metformin $3.28
Methylprednisolone $10.08
Metoprolol ER $9.00
Montelukast Sodium $8.75
Omeprazole $4.93
Pantoprazole $8.16
Pravastatin $10.14
Prednisone $3.34
Rosuvastatin $7.21
Simvastatin $4.47
Sertraline $8.95
Rosuvastatin $7.21

Amlodipine Besylate

Amlodipine besylate is the generic for Norvasc. It is prescribed to treat high blood pressure.

Amoxicillin

Amoxicillin is the generic for Amoxil. It is a prescription antibiotic used to treat many different types of bacterial infections.

Atorvastatin

Atorvastatin is the generic for Lipitor. It is a prescription medication known as a statin used to lower bad cholesterol.

Azithromycin

Azithromycin is the generic for Zithromax. It is an antibiotic used to treat many different types of bacterial infections.

Carvedilol

Carvedilol is the generic for Coreg. It is a prescription drug medication used to reduce high blood pressure.

Citalopram

Citalopram is the generic version of the antidepressant Celexa. It is a commonly prescribed SSRI medication used to treat depression.

Clopidogrel

Clopidogrel is the generic for Plavix. It is known as a blood-thinner. Clopidogrel is prescribed to prevent heart attacks and strokes, and to treat circulation disorders.

Duloxetine

Duloxetine is a generic Cymbalta. It is a commonly prescribed SNRI, which is used to treat depression and anxiety. Duloxetine may also be prescribed to treat nerve pain, caused by fibromyalgia, diabetes, and arthritis.

Escitalopram

Escitalopram is the generic for Lexapro. It is a commonly prescribed SSRI, used to treat anxiety and depression.

Esomeprazole

Esomeprazole is the generic form of Nexium. It is commonly prescribed to treat stomach and esophageal problems including heartburn and acid reflux.

Levothyroxine

Levothyroxine is the generic for brand drugs such as Levoxyl, Synthroid, Unithroid, and Euthyrox. It is prescribed to individuals with an underactive thyroid.

Lisinopril

Lisinopril is the generic for Prinivil. It is a commonly prescribed medication to treat high blood pressure.

Losartan

Losartan is generic for the brand drug Cozaar. It is a commonly prescribed medication used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure).

Meloxicam

Meloxicam is the generic for Mobic. It is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) prescribed to treat arthritis, joint pain, and spinal conditions such as ankylosing spondylitis.

Metformin

Metformin is the generic for Fortamet, Glumetza, and Riomet. It is a prescription medication used to control blood sugar levels in individuals with Type 2 diabetes.

Methylprednisolone

Methylprednisolone is generic Medrol. It is a prescription corticosteroid. Methylprednisolone is prescribed to treat inflammation and inflammatory conditions including immune disorders, arthritis, severe allergic reactions, and various kidney, lung, skin, and intestinal diseases.

Metoprolol ER

Metoprolol is the generic for Toprol XL. It is a prescription beta-blocker used to lower high blood pressure.

Montelukast Sodium (Singulair)

Montelukast sodium is the generic for Singulair. It is prescribed to treat asthma.

Omeprazole

Omeprazole is a generic medication prescribed to treat symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), acid reflux, and heartburn.

Pantoprazole

Pantoprazole is a generic form of the brand drug Protonix. It is prescribed to treat heartburn and acid reflux.

Pravastatin

Pravastatin is the generic for Pravachol. It is a statin that is prescribed to treat high cholesterol.

Prednisone

Prednisone is a generic corticosteroid. It is a commonly prescribed medication, used to treat many conditions and illnesses ranging from cancer to arthritis. It works by reducing immune responses including swelling.

Rosuvastatin

Rosuvastatin is the generic for Crestor. It is a statin prescribed to treat high cholesterol.

Simvastatin

Simvastatin is the generic for Zocor. It is a prescription drug known as a statin. It is prescribed to individuals with high cholesterol.

Sertraline

Sertraline is the generic for Zoloft. It is prescribed to treat depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

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*Prescription weight-loss medications, and opioid pain relievers have been omitted from this list.

Amlodipine Besylate: 10 mg / 30 tablets Amoxicillin: 500 mg / 30 capsules Atorvastatin: 40 mg / 30 tablets Azithromycin: 250 mg / 6 tablets Carvedilol: 6.26 mg / 30 tablets Citalopram Hydrobromide: 20 mg / 30 tablets Clopidogrel: 75 mg / 30 tablets Duloxetine: 60 mg / 30 capsule drs Escitalopram Oxalate: 10 mg / 30 tablets Esomeprazole Magnesium: 40 mg / 30 capsule drs Levothyroxine: 75 mcg / 30 tablets Lisinopril: 20 mg / 30 tablets Losartan: 50 mg / 30 tablets Meloxicam: 15 mg / 30 tablets Metformin: 500 mg / 30 tablets Methylprednisolone: 4 mg / 1 tab ds pk Metoprolol ER: 25 mg / 30 tab er 24hs Montelukast Sodium: 10 mg / 30 tablets Omeprazole: 20 mg / 30 capsule drs Pantoprazole: 40 mg / 30 tablet drs Pravastatin: 40 mg / 30 tablets Prednisone: 20 mg / 30 tablets Rosuvastatin: 20 mg / 30 tablets Simvastatin: 40 mg / 30 tablets Sertraline: 100 mg / 30 tablets Rosuvastatin: 20 mg / 30 tablets

*Lowest online price at national pharmacy chains Costco, CVS, RiteAid, Walgreens and Walmart as of 1/13/2020. Prices vary by location and pharmacy, see RxSaver.com for actual pricing in your area.

RxSaver Editors

RxSaver Editors

RxSaver Editors are wellness enthusiasts who help you learn how you can save the most on prescription medication costs and other health-related topics.

Carina Fung, PharmD, BCPPS

Carina Fung, PharmD, BCPPS

Carina Fung, PharmD, BCPPS., is a pharmacist who earned her PharmD from St. John’s University in Queens, NY. She maintains an active practice, serving as a Board-Certified Pediatric Pharmacotherapy Specialist at a large metropolitan teaching hospital in New York City. Carina has also published in pharmacy journals and works as a consultant reviewing medical articles for publication.

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