ARB: Trade & Generic Drug Names

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The following is a list of trade names and generic drug names of ARBs. These drugs with their respective generic drug names are available locally and are used for high blood pressure (hypertension).

The list is sorted according to the cost per day of using the medicine. The parts of the table are as follows:

  • Brand name refers to the trade name of the drug.
  • Generic name refers to the name of the active ingredient. Medicines with the same generic names have a similar pharmacologic effects.
  • Stock dose refers to the amount (in milligrams)of the active ingredient contained in each tablet.
  • Initial dose refers to the usual amount given when the drug is initially prescribed.
  • Initial freq refers to the number of times the drug is taken each day, when it is initially prescribed.
  • Unit Price refers to the manufacturer's price per tablet.
  • Cost per day refers to the total cost of taking the drug daily, considering the stock dose, initial dose and initial frequency.

How can I make use of this data?

The data may be used by physicians to compare the cost of different ARBs. The tabular format provides physicians a quick survey of the comparative prices and cost-per-day of using a particular drug.

The data may be used by patients to search for more affordable drugs with the same action and bioavailability as their current prescription drug.


Centile Rank Brand Name Generic Name Stock Dose (mg) Initial Dose (mg) Initial Freq. Unit Price Cost per day
20 Vivasartan Losartan 50 50 1 10.91 10.91
23 Ritemed Losartan 50 50 1 11.30 11.30
24 Arbloc Losartan 50 50 1 11.82 11.82
25 Besartan Losartan 50 50 1 12.00 12.00
26 Losargard Losartan 50 50 1 12.93 12.93
27 Candez Candesartan 8 8 1 12.97 12.97
27 Kardiostan Losartan 50 50 1 13.05 13.05
29 Doxar Losartan 50 50 1 13.45 13.45
30 Hartzar Losartan 50 50 1 13.50 13.50
31 Getzar Losartan 50 50 1 13.75 13.75
31 Wilopres Losartan 50 50 1 13.75 13.75
33 Pharex Losartan 50 50 1 14.00 14.00
38 Neosartan Losartan 50 50 1 15.00 15.00
38 Pharex Losartan 50 50 1 15.00 15.00
40 Alzor Olmesartan 20 20 1 15.87 15.87
41 Irbezyd Irbesartan 150 150 1 16.00 16.00
44 Olmezar Olmesartan 20 20 1 16.70 16.70
45 Hyperthree Losartan 50 50 1 16.80 16.80
45 Kenzar Losartan 50 50 1 17.00 17.00
46 Zarnat Losartan 50 50 1 17.10 17.10
47 Losacar Losartan 50 50 1 17.50 17.50
51 Lozaris Losartan 50 50 1 19.00 19.00
52 Ecozar Losartan 50 50 1 19.50 19.50
52 Normoten Losartan 50 50 1 19.50 19.50
55 Anzar Losartan 50 50 1 19.87 19.87
56 Cozaar Losartan 50 50 1 20.21 20.21
61 Lifezar Losartan 50 50 1 22.58 22.58
63 Aprovel Irbesartan 150 150 1 23.08 23.08
63 Micardis Telmisartan 40 40 1 23.57 23.57
64 Pritor Telmisartan 40 40 1 23.63 23.63
67 Cresart Olmesartan 20 20 1 25.00 25.00
81 Teveten Eprosartan 600 600 1 35.85 35.85
85 Blopress Candesartan 8 8 1 41.97 41.97
88 Diovan Valsartan 80 80 1 48.60 48.60
92 Olmetec Olmesartan 20 20 1 53.27 53.27

Compiled by healthypinoy.com staff from MIMS 2013 135th Edition.
Last updated July 23, 2013.