Top 50 Commonly Prescribed Medications and RxSaver Pricing
Prescription medications used to treat conditions ranging from high blood pressure and high cholesterol to depression, diabetes, asthma, and allergies are some of the most commonly prescribed medications.
RxSaver can help you save up to 80% on common medications. Here is a look at the top 50 commonly prescribed medications, and RxSaver pricing for the medication.*
1. Atorvastatin (Generic Lipitor)
Atorvastatin is used to treat high cholesterol, and to lower the risk of stroke or heart attack.
2. Levothyroxine (Generic Levo-T, Synthroid)
Levothyroxine treats hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone). It is also used to treat or prevent goiter (enlarged thyroid gland).
3. Lisinopril (Generic Prinivil, Zestril)
Lisinopril is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) or congestive heart failure. It is also used to improve survival after a heart attack.
4. Metformin (Generic Riomet)
Metformin is used to improve blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes.
5. Amlodipine (Generic Norvasc)
Amlodipine is used to treat high blood pressure. It is a calcium channel blocker, which relaxes blood vessels.
6. Metoprolol (Generic Toprol, Lopressor)
Metoprolol is a beta-blocker used to treat high blood pressure, chest pain, and heart failure.
7. Albuterol (Generic Ventolin)
Albuterol is prescribed to treat asthma and breathing problems caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It is a medication known as a bronchodilator.
8. Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec)
Omeprazole is prescribed to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). It is also used to lower levels of acid in the stomach.
9. Losartan (Generic Cozaar)
Losartan is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It is also used to lower the risk of stroke in certain people with heart disease.
10. Simvastatin (Generic Zocor)
Simvastatin is used to lower cholesterol and triglycerides (types of fat) in the blood.
11. Gabapentin (Generic Neurontin)
Gabapentin is an anticonvulsant used to treat epilepsy. It is also used to treat nerve pain.
Hydrochlorothiazide is used to treat high blood pressure. It is a diuretic medication.
13. Sertraline (Generic Zoloft)
Sertraline is used to treat depression, anxiety, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
14. Montelukast (Generic Singulair)
Montelukast is used to prevent symptoms of asthma. It may also be prescribed to reduce symptoms of hay fever.
Fluticasone is used to treat allergy symptoms such as sneezing, itching, runny nose, and watery eyes.
Amoxicillin is an antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections.
17. Furosemide (Generic Lasix)
Furosemide is used to treat high blood pressure, and to reduce extra fluid in the body.
18. Pantoprazole (Generic Protonix)
Pantoprazole is used to treat acid reflux and other stomach and esophagus problems.
Prednisone is a corticosteroid. It is used to treat inflammation.
20. Escitalopram (Generic Lexapro)
Escitalopram is prescribed to treat anxiety and depression. It is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) medication.
21. Fluoxetine (Generic Prozac)
Fluoxetine is prescribed to treat depression and anxiety. It may be prescribed to treat panic attacks and bulimia.
22. Dextroamphetamine (Generic Dexedrine)
Dextroamphetamine is prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
23. Insulin Glargine (Generic Lantus)
Insulin glargine is used to control high blood sugar in those with diabetes.
Bupropion is a prescription medication used to treat depression.
Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat pain.
26. Rosuvastatin (Generic Crestor)
Rosuvastatin is used to treat high cholesterol. It is a medication known as a statin.
27. Pravastatin Sodium (Generic Pravachol)
Pravastatin is prescribed along with a healthy diet to treat high cholesterol and fats.
Trazodone is prescribed to treat depression. It belongs to a class of medications known as serotonin receptor antagonists and reuptake inhibitors (SARIs).
29. Tamsulosin (Generic Flomax)
Tamsulosin is used to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate.
30. Carvedilol (Generic Coreg)
Carvedilol is prescribed to treat high blood pressure and heart failure.
31. Meloxicam (Generic Mobic)
Meloxicam is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory. It is used to treat arthritis and joint pain.
32. Citalopram (Generic Celexa)
Citalopram is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). It is used to treat depression.
33. Duloxetine (Generic Cymbalta)
Duloxetine is prescribed to treat depression and anxiety. It is also sometimes used to relieve nerve pain.
34. Alprazolam (Generic Xanax)
Alprazolam is used to treat anxiety and panic disorders. It is a benzodiazepine medication.
Potassium is prescribed to individuals who have depleted levels of potassium due to kidney disease or gastrointestinal disease.
36. Clopidogrel (Generic Plavix)
Clopidogrel is prescribed to prevent heart attacks and strokes in individuals who have heart disease. It may also be used with other medications to treat chest pain (angina).
37. Atenolol (Generic Tenormin)
Atenolol is a beta-blocker prescribed to treat high blood pressure.
38. Cyclobenzaprine (Generic Fexmid)
Cyclobenzaprine is prescribed to treat muscle spasms. It is typically prescribed for short-term use only.
39. Allopurinol (Generic Zyloprim)
Allopurinol is prescribed for the treatment of gout and kidney stones. It may also be prescribed to prevent high levels of uric acid in patients undergoing chemotherapy.
Venlafaxine is used to treat depression. It is a drug known as a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI).
41. Warfarin (Generic Jantoven)
Warfarin is commonly called a blood-thinner. It is used to treat and prevent blood clots.
42. Propranolol (Generic Hemangeol)
Propranolol is a beta-blocker that is prescribed for high blood pressure, irregular heartbeats, and tremors.
43. Cetirizine (Generic Quzyttir)
Cetirizine is used to reduce allergy symptoms. It is an antihistamine medication.
44. Estradiol (Generic Alora, Estrace, Climara, Dotti, Menostar, Minivelle)
Estradiol is the hormone estrogen. It is used to treat symptoms of menopause.
45. Ethinyl Estradiol/Norethindrone (Generic Junel, Microgestin, Loestrin, Aurovela)
Ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone is a combination hormone medication used to prevent pregnancy, and regulate menstrual periods.
46. Lorazepam (Generic Ativan)
Lorazepam is prescribed to treat anxiety. It is a benzodiazepine medication.
47. Quetiapine (Generic Seroquel)
Quetiapine treats certain mental health and mood disorders including bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
48. Zolpidem Tartrate (Generic Ambien)
Zolpidem is prescribed to treat insomnia. It is typically prescribed for short-term use only.
49. Ergocalciferol (Vitamin D)
Ergocalciferol is prescribed to increase levels of Vitamin D, which helps prevent and treat bone disorders.
50. Budesonide (Pulmicort)
Budesonide is prescribed to treat asthma. It is a corticosteroid medication.
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*Weight loss medications and opioid pain relievers have been omitted from this list.
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., 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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