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Top 10 Generic Drugs

Generic medications account for 65 percent of all prescriptions written in the United States – which is nearly two billion prescriptions every year. Yet the dollars spent only represent 20.5 percent of the money spent on prescriptions. Clearly, generic equivalent medications help reduce the astronomical cost of medications.

Below you can review the top 10 generic drugs at RightSource and in the U.S.


RightSource top 10 generic drugs

In 2008, the top 10 generic drugs filled by RightSource were:

  • Simvastatin
  • Lisinopril
  • Atenolol
  • Amlodipine
  • Metformin
  • Levothyroxine
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Metoprolol Succinate
  • Omeprazole
  • Furosemide

Top 10 generic drugs in the U.S.

In 2008, the top 10 generic drugs filled in the United States were:

  • Pantoprazole Sodium
  • Amlodipine Besylate-Benazepril
  • Metoprolol Succinate
  • Omeprazole
  • Fexofenadine HCL
  • Fentanyl
  • Lamotrigine
  • Risperidone
  • Azithromycin
  • Oxycodone HCL