Top 200 Drugs


Below is a list of the Top 200 Drugs. Memorizing Brand and Generic names is vital for preparing for the PTCB and ExCPT Exams. Learning drug names is one of the more difficult parts of preparing for the pharmacy tech exam. However, there are some methods and techniques people use to make memorizing a breeze. Check out ways to Memorize the Top 200 Drugs.



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BRAND GENERIC FUNCTION
Vicodin® APAP +
Hydrocodone
Pain Relief
(DEA Sch 3)
Prinivil® Lisinopril ACE inhibitor
Zocor® Simvastatin Statin
Synthroid® Levothyroxine Hormone
Replacement
Amoxil® Amoxicillin Antibiotic
(Penicillin)
Zithromax® Azithromycin Macrolide
Antibiotic
Microzide® Hydro-
chlorothiazide

(HCTZ)
Thiazide Diuretic
Norvasc® Amlodipine Calcium Channel
Blocker
Xanax® Alprazolam Benzodiazepine
(DEA Sch 4)
Glucophage® Metformin Antidiabetic
Lipitor® Atorvastatin Statin
Prilosec® Omeprazole Proton Pump
Inhibitor
Augmentin® Amoxicillin +
Clavulanate
Penicillin
Antibiotic
Tenormin® Atenolol Beta Blocker
(B1)
Lasix® Furosemide Diuretic
Lopressor® metoprolol Beta Receptor
Blocker (B1)
Zoloft® Sertraline S.S.R.I.
Ambien® Zolpidem Sleep Aid
(DEA Sch 4)
Percocet® Oxycodone
+ APAP
Pain Relief
(DEA Sch 2)
Nexium® Esomeprazole Proton Pump
Inhibitor
Plavix® Clopidogrel Platelet
Aggregation
Inhibitor
Singulair® Montelukast Leukotriene
Inhibitor
Sterapred® Prednisone Corticosteroid
Lexapro® Escitalopram S.S.R.I
Advil® Ibuprofen N.S.A.I.D
Celexa® Citalopram Anti-Depressant
(S.S.R.I.)
ProAir® Albuterol B2 Receptor
Agonist(Lungs)
Prozac® Fluoxetine S.S.R.I.
Neurontin® Gabapentin Anti-Convulsant
Coumadin® Warfarin Blood Thinner
Ultram® Tramadol Pain Relief
(Non-Narcotic)
Klonopin® Clonazepam Benzodiazepine
(DEA Sch 4)
Ativan® Lorazepam Benzodiazepine
(DEA Sch 4)
Keflex® Cephalexin Antibiotic
(Cephalosporin)
Flexeril® Cyclo-
benzaprine
Muscle Relaxant
Septra® Sulfamethoxazole
+ Trimethoprim
Antibiotic
Combination
Cipro® Ciprofloxacin Quinolone
Antibiotic
Flonase® Fluticasone Inhaled Steroid
Dyrenium® Triamterene Diuretic
Pravachol® Pravastatin Cholesterol
/ Statin
Crestor® Rosuvastatin Statin
Advair® Fluticasone +
Salmeterol
Bronchodilator +
Steroid
Desyrel® Trazodone Anti-Depressant
Darvocet® Propoxyphene
+ APAP
Pain Relief
(DEA Sch 4)
Fosamax® alendronate Bone
Resorption
Inhibitor
Allegra® Fexofenadine Antihistamine
(H1)
Mevacor® Lovastatin Cholesterol /
Statin
Coreg® Carvedilol Beta Receptor
Blocker
Paxil® Paroxetine S.S.R.I.
Mobic® Meloxicam N.S.A.I.D.
Valium® Diazepam Benzodiazepine
(DEA Sch 4)
Diovan® Valsartan Angiotensin II
Receptor Blocker
(A2RB)
Cymbalta® Duloxetine Anti-Depressant
Effexor® Venlafaxine Anti-Depressant
Zantac® Ranitidine Histamine
Blocker (H2)
Diflucan® Fluconazole Anti-Fungal
Aleve® Naproxen N.S.A.I.D
Vibramycin® Doxycycline Antibiotic
(Tetracycline)
Klor-Con® Potassium
Chloride
Electrolyte
Elavil® Amitriptyline Anti-Depressant
Prevacid® Lansoprazole Proton Pump
Inhibitor
Actos® Pioglitazone Anti-Diabetic
Medrol® Methyl-
prednisolone
Steroid
Anti-
Inflammatory
Zyloprim® Allopurinol Xanthine
Oxidase Inhibitor
Tylenol 3® Codeine +
APAP
Pain Relief
(DEA Sch 3)
Vasotec® Enalapril ACE Inhibitor
Soma® Carisoprodol Muscle Relaxant
(DEA Sch 4)
Flomax® Tamsulosin Prostate
Receptor Agonist
Vytorin® Ezetimibe +
Simvastatin
Cholesterol
Seroquel® Quetiapine Anti-psychotic
Levaquin® Levofloxacin Antibiotic
(Quinolone)
Tricor® Fenofibrate Cholesterol
Catapres® Clonidine Alpha Receptor
Agonist
Phenergan® Promethazine Anti-Nausea
/ Anti-emetic
Yaz® Ethinyl
estradiol +
Drospirenone
Birth Control
Viagra® Sildenafil Erectile
Dysfunction
Celebrex® Celecoxib N.S.A.I.D.
COX-2 inhibitor
Proventil® Albuterol Beta Agonist
(B2)(Lungs)
Oxycontin® Oxycodone Pain Relief
(DEA Sch 2)
Lantus® Insulin
Glargine
Insulin
Nasonex® Mometasone Corticosteroid
Lyrica® Pregabalin Anti-convulsant
/ Neurologic
(DEA Sch 5)
Amaryl® Glimepiride Antidiabetic
Restoril® Temazepam Sleep Aid
(DEA Sch 4)
Folvite® Folic Acid Mineral Supp.
Premarin® Conjugated
Estrogen
Estrogen
Replacement
Zetia® Ezetimibe Colesterol
Aldactone® Spironolactone Diuretic
Lanoxin® Digoxin Inotrope
Imdur® Isosorbide
Mononitrate
Nitrate
Vasodilator
Omnicef® Cefdinir Anti-biotic
(Cephalosporin)
Altace® Ramipril ACE Inhibitor
Nasacort® Triamcinolone Inhaled Steroid
Ventolin® Albuterol Bronchodilator
Cozaar® Losartan A2RB
Concerta® Methylphenidate ADHD
(DEA Sch 2)
DiaBeta® Glyburide Anti-Diabetic
Valtrex® Valacyclovir Anti-Viral
Tamiflu® Oseltamivir Anti-Viral (Flu)
Pen-VK® Penicillin vk Antibiotic


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BRAND GENERIC FUNCTION
Spiriva® Tiotropium Anti-cholinergic
Lotensin® Benazepril ACE Inhibitor
Lamictal® Lamotrigine Anti-convulsant
Benicar
HCT®
Olmesartan
+ HCTZ
A2RB + Diuretic
Aricept® Donepezil Cholinesterase
Inhibitor
Risperdal® Risperidone Anti-Psychotic
Glucotrol® Glipizide Anti-Diabetic
Adderall® Amphetamine
+Dextro-
amphetamine
Stimulant(ADHD)
(DEA Sch 2)
Abilify® Aripiprazole Anti-psychotic
Verelan® Verapamil Calcium Channel
Blocker
Cleocin® Clindamycin Anti-Microbial
Flagyl® Metronidazole Anti-Microbial
Ortho Tri-
Cyclen®
Ethinyl
Estradiol
+Norgestimate
Birth Control
Cialis® Tadalafil Erectile
Dysfunction
Adipex® Phentermine Appetite
Suppressant
(DEA Sch 4)
Levoxyl® Levothyroxine Hormone
Replacement
(Thyroid)
Vistaril® Hydroxyzine Anti-Histamine
Cataflam® Diclofenac N.S.A.I.D.
Reglan® Metoclopramide GI Motility
Stimulant
Lopid® Gemfibrozil Cholesterol
Cardizem® Diltiazem Calcium Channel
Blocker
Depakote® Divalproex Anti-Convulsant
Furadantin® Nitrofurantoin Anti-Microbial
Remeron® Mirtazapine Anti-Depressant
Xalatan® Latanoprost
(Opthalmic)
Prostaglandin
Januvia® Sitagliptin Anti-Diabetic
Zovirax® Acyclovir Anti-Viral
Cardura® Doxazosin Alpha Receptor
Agonist
Lunesta® Eszopiclone Sleep Aid
(DEA Sch 4)
Niaspan® Niacin Cholesterol
Inderal® Propranolol Beta Receptor
Blocker(B1)
Hyzaar® Losartan
+ HCTZ
A2RB + Diuretic
Suboxone® Buprenorphine Opioid Recovery
(DEA Sch3)
Budeprion® Bupropion Anti-Depressant
Robitussin® Guaifenesin Cold Syrup
Topamax® Topiramate Anti-convulsant
BuSpar® Buspirone Anxiolytic
/ Hypnotic
Anti-Vert® Meclizine Anti-Vertigo
Detrol® Tolterodine Urinary
Anti-spasmotic
Vyvanse® Lisdexamfetamine ADHD
(DEA Sch II)
Accupril® Quinapril ACE Inhibitor
Aciphex® Rabeprazole Proton Pump
Inhibitor
Bactroban® Mupirocin Topical
Anti-Bacterial
Rheumatrex® Methotrexate Anti-Rheumatic
Glycolax® Polyethylene
Glycol
Laxative
Duragesic® Fentanyl
(Transdermal)
Pain Relief
(DEA Sch 2)
Tessalon
Perles®
Benzonatate Cough
Supressant
Avapro® Irbesartan A2RB
Combivent® Albuterol
+ Ipratropium
Inhaler
Bronchodilator
Boniva® Ibandronate Biphosphonate
(bone loss)
Methadose® Methadone Opioid
Dependence
(DEA Sch 2)
Lotrisone® Clotrimazole +
Betamethasone
Anti-Fungal
+ Steroid
Imitrex® Sumatriptan Seratonin
Agonist
Procardia® Nifedipine Calcium
Channel Blocker
Pepcid® Famotidine Histamine
Blocker
Fioricet® Butalbital
+ APAP+ Caff
Headache
Proscar® Finasteride Enzyme
Inhibitor
(Prostate)
Feosol® Ferrous
Sulfate
Iron Deficiency
Hytrin® Terazosin Alpha Receptor
Agonist
Lovaza® Omega-3
/Fish Oil
Cholestorol
Zanaflex® Tizanidine Mult. Sclerosis
Actonel® Risedronate Bone
Resorption
Inhibitor
Namenda® Memantine Anti-Alzheimer
NovoLog® Insulin Aspart Insulin
Type I Diabetes
Robaxin® Methocarbamol Muscle Relaxer
Temovate® Clobetasol Corticosteroid
Zebeta® Bisoprolol Beta Blocker
NitroStat® Nitroglycerine Vasodilator
Chantix® Varenicline Smoking
Cessation
Evista® Raloxifene Estrogen
Modulator
Peridex® Chlorhexidine
Gluconate
Anti-Microbial
Oral Rinse
Zyprexa® Olanzapine Anti-Psychotic
Zofran® Ondansetron Anti-nausea
Requip® Ropinirole Parkinsons
Bentyl® Dicyclomine Anti-Spasmotic
Humalog® Insulin Lispro Insulin
Type I Diabetes
Relafen® Nabumetone N.S.A.I.D.
Avalide® Irbesartan
+ HCTZ
A2RB + Diuretic
Biaxin® Clarithromycin Macrolide
Antibiotic
Lidoderm® Lidocaine
Patch
Topical
Anesthetic
Avodart® Dutasteride Prostate
Dilantin® Phenytoin Anti-Convulsant
Colchicine Colchicine Anti-Gout
Vigamox® Moxifloxacin Antibiotic
(Quinolone)
Lioresal® Baclofen Muscle Relaxer
Plaquenil® Hydroxychloroquine Arthritis / Lupus
Tussionex® Chlorpheniramine
+ Hydrocodone
Narc+Anti-Hist
(DEA Sch III)
Pyridium® Phenazopyridine Analgesic
(urinary)
Strattera® Atomoxetine Norephinephrine
Reuptake
Inhibitor
(ADHD)
Levitra® Vardenafil Erectile
Dysfunction
Nizoral® Ketoconazole Anti-fungal
Pamelor® Nortriptyline Anti-Depressant
Benztropine Benzatropine Parkinsons
Minocin® Minocycline Anti-biotic
Avelox® Moxifloxacin Antibiotic
(Quinolone)
Protonix® Pantoprazole Proton Pump
Inhibitor
Ceftin® Cefuroxime
Axetil
Anti-biotic
Ditropan® Oxybutynin Overactive
Bladder
Keppra® Levetiracetam Anti-convulsant
Apresoline® Hydralazine Anti-
hypertensive
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top 200 drugs listed here have been compiled from lists of the most widely prescribed generic and brand name drugs. Those lists were published by a pharmaceutical industry trade publication. This top 200 drug list is not official and not endorsed by the PTCB, ICPT or any entity whatsoever.

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