Top 200 Drugs 2007

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Top 200 Drugs 2007
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  1. Lipitor
    • atorvastatin
    • antilipemic, HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor
    • initial: 10-20mg once daily
  2. Singulair
    • montelukast
    • asthma, seasonal allergies, exercise-induced bronchconstriction
    • 10mg once daily
  3. Lexapro
    • escitalopram
    • antidepressant, SSRI
    • initial: 10mg once daily
  4. Nexium
    • esomeprazole
    • GERD, proton pump inhibitor
    • 20mg once daily x 4 weeks
  5. Synthroid
    • levothyroxine
    • hypothyroid
    • usual doses < or = 200mcg/day
  6. Plavix
    • clopidogrel
    • recent MI, stroke, stent
    • antiplatelet, thienopyridine
    • 75mg once daily
  7. Toprol XL
    • metoprolol
    • angina, afib, HF, HTN, MI
    • beta blocker, beta-1 selective
    • initial: 50mg BID
  8. Prevacid
    • lansoprazole
    • GERD
    • proton pump inhibitor
    • 15mg once daily up to 8 weeks
  9. Vytorin
    • ezetimibe-simvastatin
    • hyperlipidemia
    • antilipemic, 2-azetidinone, HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor
    • initial: 10/20mg once daily in the evening
  10. Advair Diskus
    • fluticasone-salmeterol (inhaled)
    • COPD, asthma
    • corticosteroid, long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonist
    • one inhalation BID, morning & evening, 12 hours apart
  11. Zyrtec
    • cetirizine
    • perennial or season allergic rhinitis
    • histamine H1 blocker
    • 5-10mg once daily
  12. Effexor XR
    • venlafaxine
    • antidepressant
    • serotonin/NE reuptake inhibitor
    • 37.5-75mg once daily
  13. Protonix
    • pantoprazole
    • GERD
    • proton pump inhibitor
    • 40mg once daily
  14. Diovan
    • valsartan
    • HTN, HF, left ventr. dysfxn post-MI
    • ARB
    • HTN: 80mg or 160mg once daily
    • HF: intial: 40mg BID
    • L ventr. dysfxn post-MI: initial: 20mg BID
  15. Fosamax
    • alendronate
    • osteoporosis
    • bisphosphonate
    • prophylaxis: 5mg once daily or 35mg once weekly
    • treatment: 10mg once daily or 70mg once weekly
  16. Zetia
    • ezetimibe
    • hyperlipidemia
    • antilipemic, 2-azetidinone
    • 10mg once daily
  17. Crestor
    • rosuvastatin
    • hyperlipidemia, hypertriglyderidemia
    • antilipemic, HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor
    • initial: 10mg once daily
  18. Levaquin
    • levofloxacin
    • antibiotic, quinolone
    • 500mg once daily
  19. Diovan HCT
    • hydrochlorothiazide-valsartan
    • HTN
    • diuretic-thiazide, ARB
    • initial: 160/12.5mg once daily
  20. Klor-Con
    • potassium chloride
    • hypokalemia
    • electrolyte supplement
    • 40-100mEq/day in divided doses (limit to 20-25mEq/dose to avoid GI discomfort)

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