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Most Common Prescription Drugs

These are the twenty most-prescribed drugs in the US. How many can you name?
Note: Answer can be either the brand name or the generic term. In some cases, there is no known brand name.
http://newsone.com/1415035/top-most-popular-drugs/
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First submittedAugust 4, 2012
Last updatedFebruary 19, 2015
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Used for:
Answer
Pain
Vicodin
High cholesterol
Zocor
High blood pressure
Lisinopril
Hypothyroid
Synthroid
High blood pressure
Norvasc
Acid reflux
Prilosec
Antibiotic
Zinthromax
Antibiotic
Amoxicillin
Diabetes
Glucophage
High blood pressure
Hydrochlorothiazide
Used for:
Answer
Anxiety
Xanax
High cholesterol
Lipitor
High blood pressure
Furosemide
High blood pressure
Lopressor
Insomnia
Ambien
High blood pressure
Atenolol
Depression
Zoloft
High blood pressure
Toprol
Depression
Celexa
Blood thinner
Coumadin
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level 76
Feb 20, 2013
It's Zithromax, not Zinthromax. Or Azithromycin. Also.. it's impossible that Vicodin is more commonly prescribed than Tylenol, Ibuprofin, Aspirin, etc. If those are disqualified because they are also available over-the-counter, then I'd still be surprised to see Vicodin higher than Hydrocodone or Oxycotin. but I'm sure Tyenol/Ibuprofin is number one.
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level 76
Feb 20, 2013
follow-up.. actually Vicodin is just branded hydrocodone with acetaminophen.. both of which I tried but those answers were not accepted. You should change the description to reflect that the quiz is only about branded drugs. ibuprofen and hydrocodone are generics so they are not in the article you linked, but the quiz doesn't specify that it's only branded drugs.
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level 55
Apr 23, 2014
It's been a LONG time since I took a pharmacy class.
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level 27
Sep 20, 2014
Presumably this is based on USA market, which I feel should be made clear as the names of some of the drugs are unknown in other countries.
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level 57
Dec 30, 2018
Agreed I didnt know any of these, only is available here I think. All the others I have only heard about two in movies/documentaries. ( not claiming that I have heard of all the drugs that are out there, but only recognising 2/20. AND for the supposed most used ones... you would think I would atleast know several, especially after seeing the answers you d expect to recognise more than half)
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level 67
Feb 19, 2015
Could you accept warfarin for coumadin please
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level 76
Feb 19, 2015
It did accept Warfarin sodium (the full name), but I changed it to just warfarin since that's more commonly used. Plus -- I added the other brand names for it -- Jantoven, Marevan, and Uniwarfin.
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level 66
Jul 5, 2015
Agreed. The clues are way too general. For example, furosemide and HCTZ are diuretics used to treat CHF, more specifically than just blood pressure. Beta blockers are used for blood pressure but also heart rate control. Also, the OTC versus prescription is inconsistent. Prilosec is over the counter and on this list; yet Tylenol and Ibuprofen are not on the list and consumed far more frequently than Vicodin.
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