FDA’s Top 100 Drugs Prescribed

“Theres a pill to fix everything.”

Though this is a pleasing, optimistic thought, let’s be real for a minute.  Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.  And while pharmaceutical researchers continue to work tirelessly on the next newfangled cure, Americans will have to make do with the countless number of drugs & other therapies already available.  The FDA has been kind enough to conjur up a list of the most commonly prescribed meds in 2010.  And don’t you worry, I’ll be all over it once the 2011 results are in.

So here you go. Have at it!

FDA’s Top 100

 Abilify
Accutane
Actiq
Actonel
Adderall
Adipex
Advair
Allegra
Alli
Ambien
Amitiza
Aricept
Avandia
Avodart
Boniva
Botox
Byetta
Caduet
Celebrex
Celexa
Chantix
Cialis
Ciprofloxacin
Claritin
Clomid
Coumadin
Crestor
cyclobenzaprine
Cymbalta
Dilaudid
Diovan
Effexor
Enbrel
ephedrine
Femara
fish oil
Flomax
folic acid
Fosamax
gabapentin
Gardasil
Geodon
 Hoodia
Humira
hydrocodone
Insulin
Keppra
Lamictal
Lasix
Levaquin
Levitra
Lexapro
Lipitor
lisinopril
lithium
Lotrel
Lunesta
Lyrica
Melatonin
metformin
methadone
methotrexate
Mirapex
Mirena
Namenda
naproxen
Nasonex
Neurontin
Nexium
Nizoral
Norco
Norvasc
omeprazole
Ortho Evra
oseltamivir
oxycodone
oxycontin
Paxil
Paracetamol
Percocet
phentermine
Plan B
Plavix
prednisone
 Prevacid
Prilosec
promethazine
Propecia
Protonix
Provigil
Prozac
Pulmicort
Rogaine
Seroquel
sertraline
simvastatin
Singulair
Soma
Spiriva
Suboxone
Synvisc
Tamiflu
tamoxifen
Taxol
testosterone
thyroid
Topamax
tramadol
trazodone
Tylenol
Ultram
Valtrex
Viagra
Vicodin
Vioxx
Voltaren
Vytorin
Wellbutrin
Xanax
Xenical
Yasmin
Zetia
Zocor
Zoloft
Zyprexa
Zyrtec

Curious about the next hundred? Get the full Top 200 list here:
http://www.drugs.com/top200.html

And don’t forget about complementary and alternative medicines.  For I am a big fan myself.
Learn about it.
http://nccam.nih.gov/

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