10 most popular prescription drugs for 2017

GoodRx compiled a list of the most-dispensed prescriptions in the U.S. as of May 2017.

To create the list, GoodRx assessed a sample of claims data reported by pharmacies nationwide. The company combined brand name and generic drugs under one common drug type. GoodRx also included the maximum one-month prescription price a consumer will pay for the most common form, dosage and quantity of each drug.

1. Vicodin, Norco, Xodol (hydrocodone, acetaminophen)
Drug class: Opioid/acetaminophen combinations
Prescribed for: Pain management
Price: $14

2. Synthroid, Levoxyl, Unithroid (levothyroxine)
Drug class: Thyroxines
Prescribed for: Thyroid deficiency
Price: $11

3. Delasone, Sterapred (prednisone)
Drug class: Corticosteroids
Prescribed for: Arthritis, some cancer symptoms
Price: $5

4. Amoxil (amoxicillin)
Drug class: Penicillin antibiotics
Prescribed for: Bacterial infections
Price: $9

5. Neurontin (gabapentin)
Drug class: Anti-epileptics
Prescribed for: Seizures, nerve pain
Price: $13

6. Prinivil, Zestril (lisinopril)
Drug class: Angiotensin converting enzyme Inhibitors
Prescribed for: Blood pressure, heart failure
Price: $7

7. Lipitor (atorvastatin)
Drug class: Statin
Prescribed for: High cholesterol
Price: $12

8. Glucophage (metformin)
Drug class: Biguanides
Prescribed for: Type 2 diabetes
Price: $8

9. Zofran (ondansetron)
Drug class: Serotonin antagonists
Prescribed for: Nausea
Price: $13

10. Motrin (ibuprofen)
Drug class: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
Prescribed for: Fever and inflammation
Price: $12

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