Being sick isn’t very fun. Especially when you have a lot of things to do. It’s nice to lay down, eat some hot soup, and take medicine to relieve your symptoms. There are hundreds of medicines to choose from, and many of them really work. There are medications for almost everything. It helps when they’re all at your fingertips. Here are the top 10 most used medications in the world:
Cymbalta is an antidepressant used for depression or anxiety. It is also known as Duloxetine. 10% – 20% of patients get nausea, somnolence, insomnia, and dizziness after use. It can also prescribed for nerve pain or chronic muscle pain. This medication is prescribed by a doctor. It is only over-the-counter.
Copaxone is commonly used for multiple sclerosis. It is also known as Glatiramer. Side effects include a lump from injection in 30% of users. It can also cause fever, aches, and chills in 10% of users. The medicine was originally created by Prof. Michael Sela, Prof. Ruth Arnon, and Dr. Dvora Teitelbaum.
Lyrics and treat nerve pain, muscle pain, and seizures. The prescription must be prescribed by a doctor. Side effects can cause swelling in the face, itching, trouble breathing, fever, chills, sore throat, cough, muscle pain, muscle weakness, and body aches. Using Lyrica can also cause suicidal thoughts or serious allergic reactions. Lyrica can also be used for Fibromyalgia, Restless Leg Syndrome, and chronic pain. Lyrica made 1.32 billion dollars in sales.
Remicade is the brand name for Infliximab. It can treat rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriasis, Crohn’s Disease, and Ulcerative colitis. Side effect may include coughing, fever, runny or stuffy nose, headaches, seizures, numbness, and nausea. Remicade is an over-the-counter drug and must see a doctor for use. 1%-2% of cancer patients use Remicade.
Aspirin is a very popular medicine that does not need to be prescribed. It may be prescribed sometimes by a doctor if needed. It treats headaches, inflammation, fever, and pain. Aspirin can be a pill or chewable tablet and is taken by mouth. It may cause ringing in the ears, chest tightness, stomach pain or vomiting. It can be found at any drugstore. One-fifth (19.3%) of people in the United States took Aspirin every day. At least 53.9% of people were prescribed Aspirin by a doctor.
Nexium can treat gastroesophageal reflux disease. Nexium isn’t always prescribed by a doctor, but could be if needed. Side effects are fever, joint pain, seizures, dizziness, and headaches. It can also treat Crohn’s Disease. In 2007, Nexium’s sales made 7.27 billion dollars.
Crestor is used for high cholesterol. Crestor is a brand name for Rosuvastatin. It can also treat triglyceride levels. It can also reduce the chances of having a heart attack, stroke, or related health conditions. It may cause vomiting, or stomach pain. Crestor must be prescribed by a doctor. Crestor’s made $1,333,502 in sales.
Humira is known for treating Crohn’s Disease, arthritis, ulcerative spondylitis, and plaque psoriasis. Humira is only prescribed by a doctor. Side effects are chest pain, cough, fever, chills, stuffy nose, and numbness. Humira made $1,561,861 since December of 2002. Humira was created in 1993 by a unit of BASF and Cambridge Antibody Texhnology.
Insulin is a very popular medication for diabetics to keep blood sugar low and is the second most used medications in the world. Insulin can be injected by a syringe, injection pen or an insulin pump. Insulin is only prescribed by a doctor. Insulin was created in 1869 by Paul Langerhans while studying the pancreas. 10.9 million people use Insulin because of diabetes.
Penicillin is the most used medicine in the world. Penicillin can be used for humans and for animals. It may cause fever, lightheadedness, joint pain, and shortness of breath. Penicillin is a very popular medicine used worldwide. 75% of people are alive because of Penicillin. It was created in 1928 by Alexander Flemming.