provides hard work ethic against a disease.
Brand Name Drugs Equivalent Commonly GenericSelect Drug Brand Other Brands Used For Fluoxetine(a) Prozac Celexa, Lexapro(a), Depression Paxil CR(a), Zoloft(a) Lovastatin(a) Mevacor Crestor, Lescol, High Lipitor(a), Cholesterol Pravachol(a), Zocor Ranitidine Tablets(a) Zantac AcipHex(a), Acid Tablets Nexium, Reflux Prevacid(a), Protonix, Prilosec Lisinopril(a) Zestril, Avapro, Hypertension Prinivil
Atacand, Benicar, Cozaar(a), Diovan(a), Atenolol(a) Tenormin Micardis, Norvasc(a), Teveten Metoprolol(a) Lopressor Chlorthalidone Hygroton Hydrochlorothiazide(a) Oretic Metformin(a) Glucophage Actos(a), Diabetes Avandia(a) Glyburide(a) Micronase, Diabeta Glipizide(a) Glucotrol Ibuprofen(a) Motrin Bextra, Celebrex, Arthritis Vioxx Pain Naproxen(a) Naprosyn (a) Formulary drug
The $20 pricing includes prescription drugs such as thyroid medication Levothryoxine (generic for Synthroid), blood pressure and heart conditions medication Lisinopril (generic for Prinivil
and Zestril), and diabetes medications Metformin and Metformin ER (generics for Glucophage and Glucophage XR).
Subsequently, Merck discovered a series of products including HYDRODIURIL, ALDOMET, MODURETIC, RENITEC, PRINIVIL
and, most recently, developed COZAAR and HYZAAR(a) in a collaboration with DuPont.
Lisinopril (AstraZeneca's Zestril/Merck's Prinivil
, generics) is the most commonly used first-line ACE inhibitor among newly diagnosed chronic heart failure patients due to its availability in an inexpensive generic form, and because it is supported by data from the Assessment of Treatment with Lisinopril and Survival (ATLAS) trial, which showed significant reductions in mortality and hospitalization when Lisinopril is added to "standard" treatments such as diuretics and digoxin.
GenericSelect(SM) Drugs Equivalent Brand Common FDA Other Brand Name Drug Indications Name Drugs with Similar FDA Indications Fluoxetine(a) Prozac++ Depression Zoloft(a), Paxil(a), Lexapro(a) Lovastatin(a) Mevacor++ High Lipitor(a), Cholesterol Pravachol(a), Zocor++, Lescol++ Ranitidine Tablets(a) Zantac Tablets++ Acid Reflux Prevacid(a), AcipHex(a), Nexium++, Protonix++, Prilosec++ Lisinopril(a) Zestril / Prinivil
++ Atenolol(a) Tenormin++ High Blood Diovan(a), Metoprolol(a) Lopressor++ Pressure Cozaar(a), Avapro++, Hydrochlorothiazide(a) Oretic++ Atacand++, Norvasc(a) Chlorthalidone(a) Hygroton++ Metformin(a) Glucophage++ Diabetes Actos(a), Avandia(a) Ibuprofen(a) Motrin++ Arthritis Pain Celebrex(a)+, Vioxx(a)+, Naproxen(a) Naprosyn++ Bextra+++
Fortunately, a few blockbuster drugs such as Claritin, Glucophage, Prilosec, Prinivil
, and Prozac, recently have become available over- the-counter or lost their exclusive patent -- allowing less expensive equivalents to enter the market.
In 2002, Medco Health helped its clients and members save millions of dollars through the use of the generic form of seven blockbuster brand-name drugs that came off patent, including fluoxetine, the generic form of Prozac; lisinopril, the generic equivalent of Prinivil
and Zestril; and metformin, the generic form of Glucophage.
The human health sales performance reflects the impact of patent expiry products, including VASOTEC, VASERETIC, PEPCID, MEVACOR, PRINIVIL
and PRINZIDE, which represent 4% of pharmaceutical net sales in the fourth quarter 2002.