Sunday, January 29, 2012

Top Ten RX

Dr Mercola

The contents of America’s medicine cabinets, according to Time Magazine, reflect an aching, aging, overweight citizenry. Here is their list of the 10 most popular prescription drugs in the U.S.:

Vicodin (131.2 million prescriptions) is used to treat chronic pain
Zocor (94.1 million) is a statin drug used to treat high cholesterol
Prinivil (87.4 million ) is an ACE inhibitor that treats high blood pressure
Synthroid (70.5 million) is a thyroid hormone for low-functioning thyroid glands
Norvasc (57.2 million) is a calcium channel blocker for high blood pressure
Prilosec (53.4 million) is a proton pump inhibitor used to treat acid reflux
Zithromax (52.6 million) is an antibiotic for bacterial infections
Amoxil (52.3 million) is also an antibiotic
Glucophage (48.3 million) is an anti-diabetic drug
HydroDIURIL (47.8) is a diuretic used to treat high blood pressure

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