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Top 10 Dispensed Medications

Successful physician dispensing typically focuses on the most commonly prescribed medications for a particular practice. Nationally, the list below summarizes the most commonly non-controlled dispensed products:

  1. Simvastatin: Generic Zocor, a cholesterol-lowering statin drug — 94.1 million prescriptions
  1. Lisinopril: Generic Prinivil and Zestril, a blood pressure drug — 87.4 million prescriptions
  1. Levothyroxine: Generic Synthroid, synthetic thyroid hormone — 70.5 million prescriptions
  1. Amlodipine: Generic Norvasc, an angina/blood pressure drug — 57.2 million prescriptions
  1. Omeprazole: Generic Prilosec, an antacid drug — 53.4 million prescriptions (does not include over-the-counter sales)
  1. Azithromycin: Generic Z-Pak and Zithromax, an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections (e.g. ear, skin) — 52.6 million prescriptions
  1. Amoxicillin: Amoxil, Trimox (various brand names), an antibiotic used to treat ear and bladder infections — 52.3 million prescriptions
  1. Metformin: Generic Glucophage, a diabetes drug — 48.3 million prescriptions
  1. HCTZ: Hydrochlorothiazide (various brand names), a water pill used to lower blood pressure — 47.8 million

Considering In-house Dispensing?       

Top 10 Dispensed MedicationsPharmaceutical dispensing programs at the clinic level typically provide treatments for acute symptoms using generic medications. A starting practice might start with 10 medications and only purchase 5-10 bottles of each. Some practices providing medication dispensing will offer 30-40 different products. Because these medications are prepackaged, there may be 3 or 4 different pill counts for the same drug. Find Out More   about how Northwind Pharmaceuticals could partner with you to consistently deliver the most needed medications to your patient populations.

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