Current top 200 medications listed alphabetically.

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Brand Generic Indication
Abilify Aripiprazole Antipsychotic
AcipHex Rabeprazole Peptic/Gastric Anti-inflammatory
Actonel Risedronate Bisphosphonate
Actos Pioglitazone Antidiabetic
Adderall XR Amphetamine/Dextroamphetamine Stimulant
Adipex Phentermine Appetite Suppresant
Advair Diskus Fluticasone/Salmeterol Topical Corticosteroid/Bronchodilator
Aldactone Spironolactone Steroidal Antimineralocortcoid
Aleve Naproxen NSAID
Allegra Fexofenadine Antihistamine
Allegra-D Fexofenadine/Pseudoephedrine Antihistamine/Decongestant Combination
Altace Ramipril ACE Inhibitor
Amaryl Glimepiride Antidiabetic
Ambien Zolpidem Sedative/Hypnotic
Amoxil Amoxicillin Antibiotic
Ancef Cefazolin Antibiotic
AntiVert Meclizine Antihistamine
Apresoline Hydralazine Antihypertensive
Aricept Donepezil Neurodegenerative Agent
Ativan Lorazepam Sedative/Hypnotic
AtroPen Atropine Antimuscarinic
Atrovent Ipratropium bromide Brochodilator
Augmentin Amoxicillin/Clavulanate Antibiotic
Avapro Irbesartan Antihypertensive
Avodart Dutasteride Antitestosterone
Bactrim Trimethoprim / Sulfamethoxazole Antibiotic
Bactroban Mupirocin Topical Antibiotic
Benadryl Diphenhydramine Antihistamine
Benicar HCT Olmesartan HCTZ Antihypertensive
Bentyl Dicyclomine Peptic/Gastric Anti-inflammatory
Biaxin Clarithromycin Antibiotic
Boniva Ibandronate Bisphosphonate
Bystolic Nebivolol Antihypertensive
Caduet Amlodipine/Atorvastatin Antihypertensive
Calan Verapamil Antihypertensive/Antiarrhythmic
Calciferol Ergocalciferol Vitamin Derivative
Cardizem Diltiazem Calcium Channel Blocker
Cardura Doxazosin Alpha Blocker
Catapres Clonidine Antihypertensive
Ceftin Cefuroxime Antibiotic
Celebrex Celecoxib NSAID
Celexa Citalopram Antidepressant
Chantix Varenicline Smoking Cessation
Cialis Tadalafil Vasodilator
Cipro Ciprofloxacin Antibiotic
Claforan Cefotaxime Antibiotic
Claritin Loratidine Antihistamine
Claritin-D 24Hour Loratidine/Pseudoephedrine Antihistamine/Decongestant Combination
Cleocin Clindamycin Antibiotic
Cogentin Benzatropine Anticholinergic
Colace Docusate sodium Laxative
Colcrys Colchicine Gout Therapy
Combivent Ipratropium bromide/Albuterol Brochodilator Combination
Compazine Prochlorperazine Antiemetic
Concerta Methylphenidate Stimulant
Cordarone Amiodarone Antiarrhythmic
Coreg Carvedilol Antihypertensive
Cortizone 10 Hydrocortisone Topical Corticosteroid
Coumadin Warfarin Anticoagulants
Cozaar Losartan Antihypertensive
Crestor Rosuvastatin Hypolipemic
Cymbalta Duloxetine Antidepressant
Decadron Dexamethasone Systemic Adrenal Corticosteroid
Deltasone Prednisone Systemic Adrenal Corticosteroid
Desyrel Trazadone Antidepressant
Detrol LA Tolterodine Nonvascular Smooth Muscle Relaxant
Diflucan Fluconazole Antifungal
Diovan Valsartan Antihypertensive
Diprivan Propofol General Anesthetic/Sedative/Hypnotic
Dobutrex Dobutamine Inotrope
Dopastat Dopamine Inotrope/Pressor
Duragesic Fentanyl Opioid Analgesic
Effexor Venlafaxine Antidepressant
Elavil Amitriptyline Antidepressant
Epogen Epoetin alfa Growth factor
Flexeril Cyclobenzaprine Skeletal Muscle Relaxant
Flomax Tamsulosin Nonvascular Smooth Muscle Relaxant
Flonase Fluticasone Topical Corticosteroid
Flovent HFA Fluticasone Topical Corticosteroid
Focalin Dexmethylphenidate Stimulant
Fosamax Alendronate Bisphosphonate
Glucophage Metformin Antidiabetic
Humalog Insulin lispro Antidiabetic
Humulin N Insulin NPH (human) Antidiabetic
Humulin R Insulin Regular (human) Antidiabetic
Hydrodiuril Hydrochlorothiazide Diuretic
Imitrex Sumatriptan Antimigraine/Central Vasoconstrictor
Ismo Isosorbide Mononitrate Antianginal
Januvia Sitagliptin Antidiabetic
Keflex Cephalexin Antibiotic
Klonopin Clonazepam Sedative/Hypnotic
Lamasil Terbinafine Topical Antifungal
Lanoxin Digoxin Antiarrhythmic
Lantus Insulin glargine Antidiabetic
Lasix Furosemide Diuretic
Levaquin Levofloxacin Antibiotic
Levemir Insulin detemir Antidiabetic
Lexapro Escitalopram Sedative/Hypnotic
Lidoderm Lidocaine Local-regional Anesthetic
Lipitor Atorvastatin Hypolipemic
Loestrin Ethinyl estradiol/Norethindrone Contraceptive
Lopressor Metoprolol tartrate Antihypertensive
Lotensin Benazepril Antihypertensive
Lotrel Amlodipine/Benazepril Antihypertensive
Lovaza Omega-3-Acid Ethyl Esters Hypolipemic
Lovenox Enoxaparin Anticoagulants
Lunesta Eszopiclone Sedative/Hypnotic
Lyrica Pregabalin Anticonvulsant
Maxide Triamterene/Hydrochlorothiazide Diuretic Combination
Medrol Methylprednisolone Systemic Adrenal Corticosteroid
Klor Con Potassium Chloride Electrolyte
Micronase Glyburide Antidiabetic
Miralax Polyethylene Glycol Laxative
Mobic Meloxicam NSAID
Motrin, Advil Ibuprofen NSAID
Ms Contin Morphine Opioid Analgesic
Namenda Memantine Neurodegenerative Agent
Narcan Naloxone Opioid Antagonist
Nasonex Mometasone Topical Corticosteroid
Neosporin Neomycin/Polymixin B/Bacitracin Topical Antibiotic
Neurontin Gabapentin Anticonvulsant
Nexium Esomeprazole Peptic/Gastric Anti-inflammatory
Nitrostat Nitroglycerin Antianginal
Norco Hydrocodone/APAP Opioid Analgesic
Norvasc Amlodipine Antihypertensive
NuvaRing Etonogestrel/Ethinyl Estradiol Contraceptive
Os-Cal Calcium Carbonate Vitamin Derivative
OxyContin Oxycodone Opioid Analgesic
Paxil Paroxetine Antidepressant
Pepcid AC Famotidine Peptic/Gastric Anti-inflammatory
Percocet Oxycodone/APAP Opioid Analgesic
Phenergan Promethazine Antitussive
Plavix Clopidogrel Anticoagulants
Pradaxa Dabigatran Anticoagulants
Pravachol Pravastatin Hypolipemic
Premarin Conjugated Estrogens Female Sex Hormones
Prevacid Lansoprazole Peptic/Gastric Anti-inflammatory
Prilosec Omeprazole Peptic/Gastric Anti-inflammatory
Prinzide Lisinopril/Hydrochlorothiazide Antihypertensive/Diuretic Combination
Pristiq Desvenlafaxine Antidepressant
Protonix Pantoprazole Peptic/Gastric Anti-inflammatory
Prozac Fluoxetine Antidepressant
Qvar Beclomethasone Topical Corticosteroid
Rhinocort Budesonide Topical Corticosteroid
Robitussin Guiafenesin Mucolytic
Rocaltrol Calcitriol Vitamin Derivative
Rocephin Ceftriaxone Antibiotic
Senokot Senna Laxative
Seroquel Quetiapine Antipsychotic
Singular Montelukast Immune Modulator
Soma Carisoprodol/td

Skeletal Muscle Relaxant
Spiriva Tiotropium Bromide Brochodilator
Suboxone Buprenorphine Naloxone Opioid Analgesic
Sudafed Pseudoephedrine Decongestant
Symbicort Budesonide/Formoterol Topical Corticosteroid/Bronchodilator
Synthroid Levothyroxine Thyroid Agent
Tamiflu Oseltamivir Antiviral
Tenormin Atenolol Antihypertensive
Toprol XL Metoprolol succinate Antihypertensive
Toradol Ketorolac NSAID
Tricor Fenofibrate Hypolipemic
Tylenol Acetaminophen NSAID
Tylenol #3 Codeine/APAP 30/300mg Opioid Analgesic
Ultram Tramadol Opioid Analgesic
Valium Diazepam Sedative/Hypnotic
Valtrex Valacyclovir Antiviral
Vancocin Vancomycin Antibiotic
Ventolin Albuterol Brochodilator
Versed Midazolam Sedative/Hypnotic
Vesicare Solifenacin Nonvascular Smooth Muscle Relaxant
Viagra Sildenafil Vasodilator
Vicodin Hydrocodone/APAP Opioid Analgesic
Voltaren Diclofenac NSAID
Vytorin Ezetimibe/Simvastatin Hypolipemic
Vyvanse Lisdexamfetamine Stimulant
Wellbutrin Bupropion Antidepressant
Xalantan Latanoprost Topical Prostaglandin Analogue
Xanax Alprazolam Sedative/Hypnotic
Xarelto Rivaroxaban Anticoagulants
Xopenex Levalbuterol Brochodilator
Yaz Ethinyl estradiol/Drospirenone Contraceptive
Zantac Ranitidine Peptic/Gastric Anti-inflammatory
Zestril Lisinopril Antihypertensive
Zetia Ezetimibe Hypolipemic
Zithromax Azithromycin Antibiotic
Zocor Simvastatin Hypolipemic
Zoloft Sertraline Antidepressant
Zofran Ondansetron Antiemetic
Zosyn Piperacillin/Tazobactam Antibiotic
Zovirax Acyclovir Antiviral
Zyloprim Allopurinol Gout Therapy
Zyprexa Olanzepine Antipsychotic
Zyrtec Cetirizine Antihistamine

Memorizing this list might seem a bit daunting, but definitely spend some time memorizing the top 200 medications. Questions on the PTCE can range from the common (Lasix–>Furosemide) to the not so common (Versed–>Midazolam).