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Each year there are more and more generic versions Fluoroquinolones
of popular Brand Name drugs being introduced to the public. As a result, the number of categories and classes with generic agents available is constantly on the rise, Macrolides and Clindamycin
Tufts Health Plan
presenting an excellent opportunity to save money for your patients while still maintaining the highest level Medicare Preferred
Generic Drug List
All generics must undergo a rigorous, multi-step FDA Penicillins
review process that includes an analysis of scientific data amoxicillin potassium/clavulanate (Augmentin) www.tuftshealthplan.com
to assure the equivalence of a generic drug’s ingredients and pharmacology. And, unlike new agents, generic drugs represent a time-tested and proven treatment.
Generic drugs also represent the most convenient choices for a Prescriber, as they are covered by most insurance providers, and are available at the lowest level of co-pay to Tetracyclines
This drug list is not inclusive, but represents a summary of prescription coverage. This list captures the generics Miscellaneous
available in the Therapeutic Categories and Drug Classes that are most often prescribed. Representative brandnames are provided for reference only, and generics Cardiovascular
should be considered first when prescribing for your ACE Inhibitors
The list of available generic drugs is growing every day.
For the most up-to-date information, you can check the http://www.fda.gov/cder/ogd/approvals/default.htm
ACE Inhibitor/Diuretic Combinations
benazepril/hydrochlorothiazide (Lotensin HCT) captopril/hydrochlorothiazide (Capozide) enalapril/hydrochlorothiazide (Vaseretic) lisinopril/hydrochlorothiazide (Zestoretic) quinapril/hydrochlorothiazide (Accuretic) Antiarrhythmics
Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs)
diclofenac/diclofenac DR/ER (Voltaren/Voltaren-XR) indomethacin/indomethacin ER (Indocin SR) Beta-blockers
Other Antidepressants
bupropion/bupropion SR (Wellbutrin/Wellbutrin SR) Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors
Oral Hypoglycemic Agents
glipizide/glipizide ER/XL (Glucotrol/Glucotrol XL) Seizures
glipizide/metformin combination (Metaglip) sotalol/sotalol AF (Betapace/Betapace AF) Thyroid Hormones
Calcium Channel Blockers
glyburide/metformin combination (Glucovance) Urinary Antispasmodics
oxybutynin/oxybutynin ER (Ditropan/Ditropan XL) Ophthalmic
H2 Receptor Antagonists
nifedipine/nifedipine ER (Procardia/Procardia XL) verapamil/verapamil SR (Calan/Calan SR) Proton Pump Inhibitors
Cholesterol-reducing Agents
omeprazole DL (Prilosec)
cholestyramine (Questran/Questran Light) Miscellaneous
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
Antihistamines - 2nd Generation
Nasal Steroids
DL Drug Limitation: 2 capsules per day

Source: http://www.tuft-health.com/providers/pdf/tufts-medicare-preferred-generic-drug-list-brochure.pdf


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