Thursday, 19 July 2012

The TOP 10 Most Prescribed Drugs in Canada

Say it isn't so.. Canadians sure love popping their pills and as the population ages, this is only going to increase.  These are the most common prescriptions dispensed at retail pharmacies across Canada:

 Name  (Used For)         
 1. Synthroid                                  Hypothyroidism                                  
 2. Crestor                                     Cholesterol                                            
 3. Lipitor                                      Cholesterol                                            
 4. Apo-Furosemide                      Diuretic                                                
 5. Teva-Amoxicillin                     Penicillin/antibiotic                               
 6. Nexium                                     Reflux/ulcers                                         
 7. Teva-Venlafaxine XR              Antidepressant                                       
 8. Apo-Ramipril                           Antihypertensive                                   
 9. Apo-Hydro                               Diuretic                                                
10. Plavix                                      Blood thinner                                     

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