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:

  • Centile rank refers to the rank (between 0-100) of the drug in terms of cost per day in relation to the available drugs for hypertension. The lower the number, the lower the cost per day.
  • 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.
  • Stock dose refers to the amount of the drug per tablet.
  • 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 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 Freq. Unit Price Cost per day
0 Punsartan Losartan + HCT 50+12.5 1 3.20 3.20
1 Diuzid Hydrochlorothiazide 25 1 4.25 4.25
1 Ritemed Amlodipine 5 1 4.25 4.25
2 Ritemed Metoprolol 50 2 2.59 5.19
2 Neox 50 Metoprolol 100 1 5.30 5.30
3 Rhea Amlodipine 5 1 5.40 5.40
3 GX Amlodipine 5 1 5.75 5.75
3 Wilomax Amlodipine 5 1 5.75 5.75
4 Karvil Carvedilol 6.25 1 5.80 5.80
5 Amlodia Amlodipine 5 1 6.00 6.00
5 Cardiostat Metoprolol 50 2 3.00 6.00
5 Pharex Metoprolol 50 2 3.00 6.00
6 Amcal Amlodipine 5 1 6.15 6.15
7 Cardivasc Amlodipine 5 1 6.16 6.16
7 Hytaz Hydrochlorothiazide 25 1 6.43 6.43
8 Ritemed Atenolol 50 1 6.50 6.50
8 Betacard Carvedilol 6.25 1 7.00 7.00
8 Zarten Losartan 50 1 7.00 7.00
9 Ambesyl Amlodipine 5 1 7.18 7.18
10 Neobloc Metoprolol 50 2 3.70 7.40
10 Cardioten Atenolol 50 1 7.94 7.94
11 Hartvasc Amlodipine 5 1 8.00 8.00
11 Pharex Enalapril 5 1 8.00 8.00
12 Aforbes Amlodipine 5 1 8.27 8.27
12 Amlonex Amlodipine 5 1 8.50 8.50
12 Edemann Furosemide 40 1 8.50 8.50
13 Vasolexin Carvedilol 6.25 1 8.56 8.56
14 Tenorvas Atenolol 50 1 8.75 8.75
14 Xicard Carvedilol 6.25 1 9.09 9.09
15 Prelod Amlodipine 5 1 9.50 9.50
15 Amlokard Amlodipine 5 1 9.57 9.57
16 Amlobes Amlodipine 5 1 9.75 9.75
16 Amlodac Amlodipine 5 1 10.00 10.00
16 Carvekline Carvedilol 6.25 1 10.00 10.00
16 Durabeta Atenolol 50 1 10.00 10.00
16 Lopicard Amlodipine 5 1 10.00 10.00
16 Winthrop Amlodipine 5 1 10.00 10.00
19 Therabloc Atenolol 50 1 10.02 10.02
19 Carvid Carvedilol 6.25 1 10.12 10.12
20 Hypace Enalapril 5 1 10.82 10.82
21 Vivasartan Losartan 50 1 10.91 10.91
21 Actapin Amlodipine 5 1 11.00 11.00
21 Amvalat Amlodipine 5 1 11.00 11.00
21 Benzam Amlodipine 5 1 11.00 11.00
21 Pharex Amlodipine 5 1 11.00 11.00
21 Pharex Amlodipine 5 1 11.00 11.00
24 Ritemed Losartan 50 1 11.30 11.30
24 Vasicar FC Amlodipine 10 1 11.31 11.31
25 Amlodine Amlodipine 5 1 11.55 11.55

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Compiled by healthypinoy.com staff from MIMS 2016 Edition.
Last updated June 24, 2016.