Table 2. Medications Most Commonly Found in Sample Closets and the Relevant Guideline to Evaluate Usefulness
Trade NameGeneric nameRelevant Guideline
SynthroidLevothyroxineAACE 200214
MaxaltRizatriptanAAFP/ACP-ASIM 200215
LevitraVardenafilACP 201016
CelebrexCelecoxibACR 201217
JanuviaSitagliptinADA 201218
ActosPioglitazoneADA 201218
CymbaltaDuloxetineAPA 201019
PristiqDesvenlafaxineAPA 201019
AmitizaLubiprostoneASCRS 200720
LovazaOmega-3-acid ethyl estersATP III 200421
CrestorRosuvastatinATP III 200421
LipitorAtorvastatinATP III 200421
TrilipixFenofibric AcidATP III 200421
VytorinEzetimibe and simvastatinATP III 200421
AvodartDutasterideAUA22
SavellaMilnacipranEULAR 200823
SpirivaTiotropiumGOLD 201024
BystolicNebivololJNC VII25
MicardisTelmisartanJNC VII25
DiovanValsartanJNC VII25
ToviazFesoterodineNICE 200626
EnablexDarifenacinNICE 200626
SeroquelQuetiapineNICE 200627
  • AACE, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists; AAFP, American Academy of Family Physicians; ACP-ASIM, American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine; ADA, American Diabetes Association; ACR, American College of Rheumatism; APA, American Psychiatric Association; ASCRS, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons; ATP, Adult Treatment Panel; AUA, American Urologic Association; EULAR, European League Against Rheumatism; GOLD, Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease; JNC, Joint National Committee; NICE, National Institute for Clinical Excellence (UK).