Generic Drugs for Hypertension

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The following is a list of drugs used in the treatment of hypertension, including the trade & generic drug names.

The list is sorted according to affordability, computed as 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 similar pharmacologic effects.
  • Class refers to the mechanism of action of the drug. Medicines within the same class have similar pharmacologic effects, but may vary in the side-effects and frequency of taking the drug.
  • 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 drugs for hypertension. 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.


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Centile Rank Brand Name Generic Name Stock Dose (mg) Initial Dose (mg) Initial Freq. Unit Price Cost per day
0 Diuzid Hydrochlorothiazide 25 25 1 4.25 4.25
0 Boie Amlodipine 5 5 1 4.60 4.60
1 Cardiosel OD Metoprolol 47.5 47.5 1 4.76 4.76
1 Ritemed Metoprolol 50 50 2 2.59 5.19
2 Pharex HCT 12.5 25 1 2.60 5.20
2 GX Amlodipine 5 5 1 5.75 5.75
3 Pharex Metoprolol 50 50 2 2.90 5.80
3 Amlodia Amlodipine 5 5 1 6.00 6.00
3 Cardiostat Metoprolol 50 50 2 3.00 6.00
4 Hytaz Hydrochlorothiazide 25 25 1 6.43 6.43
5 Metoprim Metoprolol 50 50 2 3.30 6.60
5 Betacard Carvedilol 6.25 6.25 1 7.00 7.00
5 Metostad Metoprolol 50 50 2 3.50 7.00
6 Ambesyl Amlodipine 5 5 1 7.18 7.18
7 Neobloc Metoprolol 50 50 2 3.70 7.40
7 Cardiosel Metoprolol 50 50 2 3.73 7.46
8 Hylodine Amlodipine 5 5 1 7.75 7.75
8 Cardioten Atenolol 50 50 1 7.94 7.94
9 Hartvasc Amlodipine 5 5 1 8.00 8.00
9 Pharex Enalapril 5 5 1 8.00 8.00
10 Xicard Carvedilol 6.25 6.25 1 8.18 8.18
10 Aforbes Amlodipine 5 5 1 8.27 8.27
11 Amlonex Amlodipine 5 5 1 8.50 8.50
11 Edemann Furosemide 40 40 1 8.50 8.50
11 Ritemed Amlodipine 5 5 1 8.50 8.50
11 Tenorvas Atenolol 50 50 1 8.50 8.50
13 Amcal Amlodipine 5 5 1 8.78 8.78
13 Amlodac Amlodipine 5 5 1 9.00 9.00
13 Carvid Carvedilol 6.25 6.25 1 9.00 9.00
13 Karvil Carvedilol 6.25 6.25 1 9.00 9.00
15 Mikelan Carteolol 5 5 1 9.03 9.03
15 Lasix Furosemide 40 40 1 9.39 9.39
16 Therabloc Atenolol 50 50 1 9.54 9.54
16 Amlokard Amlodipine 5 5 1 9.57 9.57
17 Amlobes Amlodipine 5 5 1 9.75 9.75
17 Amlocor Amlodipine 5 5 1 9.83 9.83
18 Calcheck Amlodipine 5 5 1 9.93 9.93
18 Derox-5 Amlodipine 5 5 1 10.00 10.00
18 Durabeta Atenolol 50 50 1 10.00 10.00
18 Vasprim Amlodipine 5 5 1 10.00 10.00
20 Frusema Furosemide 40 40 1 10.24 10.24
20 Hypace Enalapril 5 5 1 10.82 10.82
20 Vivasartan Losartan 50 50 1 10.91 10.91
21 Actapin Amlodipine 5 5 1 11.00 11.00
21 Amvalat Amlodipine 5 5 1 11.00 11.00
21 Benzam Amlodipine 5 5 1 11.00 11.00
21 Lopicard Amlodipine 5 5 1 11.00 11.00
21 Pharex Amlodipine 5 5 1 11.00 11.00
23 Ritemed Losartan 50 50 1 11.30 11.30

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