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What are the most widely prescribed drugs on the Humana drug list?

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The most widely prescribed drug that is on the Humana drug list is hydrocodone combined with acetaminophen, with 131.2 million prescriptions written yearly, according to WebMD. The Humana drug list varies based on the year, plan type and region or market location. The prescribed drugs mentioned are all on the Humana drug list as of 2014.

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What are the most widely prescribed drugs on the Humana drug list?
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About 4 billion prescriptions are written in the United States, and nearly 78 percent of them are for generic brands. The top prescribed drugs that are included on the 2014 Humana drug list are:

Blood pressure and cholesterol lowering drugs

Generic Zocor, listed as simvastatin on Humana's index, is the most prescribed cholesterol lowering statin drug. Lisinopril known under the brand names Prinivil and Zestril, Norvasc or amlodipine besylate and hydrochlorothiazide are the other most prescribed drugs in this category on the drug list.

Antibiotic drugs

Amoxicillin with 52.3 million prescriptions and Azithromycin with 53.4 million prescriptions are the top prescribed antibiotic drugs.

Chronic Disease Drugs

Drugs to treat ongoing or chronic conditions such as diabetes and acid reflux make up the remainder of most prescribed drugs. They include glucophage (metphormin) and Prilosec (omeprazole) prescriptions.

Humana covers drugs on the drug list, both brand name and generic. Approved drugs can be found by condition or by name on the Humana drug list index.

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