Ben Oostdam Story # 215

DRUG NAMES



The request for links to "Drug Names" yielded about 19,600,000 results in YAHOO
and 8,6760,000 in GOOGLE, on this Black Friday November 24, 2006


The top 300 by number of prescriptions are listed in Rx List, the Internet Drug Index

For sorting by alphabetic order and rank, click here


The top dozen prescriptions in 2005 were:

Rank: Drug
Name
Total Prescriptions
(X1000)
01 Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen 101,639
02 Lipitor 63,219
03 Amoxicillin52,104
04 Lisinopril 47,829
05 Hydrochlorothiazide 42,757
06 Atenolol 42,001
07 Zithromax 38,110
08 Furosemide34,782
09 Alprazolam34,230
10 Toprol-XL 33,598
11 Albuterol Aerosol 32,679
12 Norvasc 32,580


Some pretty exotic names of drugs follow :
  • Alprazolam
  • Amiodarone
  • Amitriplyline
  • Benicar
  • Carbamazepine
  • Carisopredol
  • Depakote
  • Enalaprin Maleate
  • Exetimibe
  • Hyafuronidare
  • Ibuprofen
  • Lorazepan
  • Metronidazole
  • Norethindrone
  • Omeprazole
  • Promethazine
  • Quaifenesin
  • Ranibizume
  • Ranitidine
  • Simvastatin
  • Sitaqliptu

  • (Of course, this reminds me of such other exotics as
    (in physics) Impe Dances in Series, and of my friends:
    Asmaning Tjipto Wignjoprajitno, Subagjo Sangidi Reksodihardjo
    and Ramananantsoa Ramananantoandro.)

    BLO fecit 20061124 - stories

    Put in contrast to person(name)s, incompatible drug(name)s can be sorted out in a computer program !