SALT LAKE CITY, June 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today LowestMed released its list of the top 50 prescription drugs filled in the U.S. in Q1 of 2016. Topping the list is Atorvastatin Calcium, Lipitor's generic equivalent, which is used to treat high cholesterol. It also lowers the risk of stroke and heart attack, among other risk factors.
The top five filled drugs treat a growing number of Americans with high cholesterol, thyroid disorders, high blood pressure, GERD and type 2 diabetes. The other drugs rounding out the top 10 also treat high blood pressure, as well as high cholesterol and chronic pain.
Top 10 Rx Drugs Filled in the U.S. Q1 of 2016
- Atorvastatin Calcium (generic Lipitor)
- Levothyroxine (generic Synthroid)
- Lisinopril (generic Prinivil)
- Omeprazole (generic Prilosec)
- Metformin (generic Glucophage)
- Amlodipine (generic Norvasc)
- Simvastatin (generic Zocor)
- Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen (generic Lortab)
- Metoprolol ER (generic Toprol XL)
- Losartan (generic Cozaar)
According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), nearly 60 percent of Americans, 20 and older, reported use of any one prescription drug.
"More Americans are being diagnosed with these chronic illnesses every day," said Brad Bangerter, LowestMed CEO. "While much of the national concern has been on high cost specialty drugs, medications required to treat more common conditions also have a financial impact on millions of Americans, even when they have insurance."
There is a national movement to educate consumers on how to better afford prescriptions. LowestMed is fighting the battle against high Rx prices, by using technology to display discounted pharmacy prices. By empowering consumers with pharmacy discount search tools, LowestMed is providing consumers with a better alternative to paying high prices for their medications, while also increasing medication adherence.
LowestMed provides consumers with prescription pricing that helps them manage and reduce healthcare expenses. The company's drug discount programs help consumers know the costs at local pharmacies of their choice so they can effectively compare prices, resulting in significant savings in both time and out-of-pocket costs. LowestMed makes prescription drug pricing transparent, utilizing user-friendly mobile technology.
For more information, visit www.lowestmed.com.
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