Online pharmacies are overtaking the offline drug market in the sale of both prescription and OTC medications. The turnover in online pharmacy business when combined would come in billions. Given below are some of the best-selling medications in online drugstores in recent years.
Anti-anxiety medications rank among the top when it comes to rating the commonly prescribed drugs. The best performers in this category of prescription anti-anxiety medications are Xanax (Alprazolam), Klonopin (Clonazepam), Valium (Diazepam), and Ativan (Lorazepam). They all fall under the benzodiazepine class of drugs, though they differ very much in terms of commonly prescribed uses, available dosages, efficacy, drug onset time, and also cost. These anti-anxiety medications each are prescribed interchangeably for anxiety disorders but they have other uses too. Ativan and Xanax are used the most for anxiety disorders, Klonopin and Valium have greater effectiveness for treating seizure disorders, Valium may be prescribed for trouble sleeping and muscle relaxation, while Ativan and Valium may be used as sedatives. Xanax and Ativan are short-acting drugs, while Klonopin and Valium are longer-acting drugs. These anxiolytics vary in dosage strengths and forms but their high potency limits them and one can get the maximum dosage of 10 mg with Valium. Ativan, Klonopin, and Xanax are available at 1 mg and 2 mg, sometimes even less. The online pharmacy price of these prescription medications keep fluctuating but on average one can get Ativan for $3.15, Xanax for $3.19, Klonopin for $2.90 and Valium for $2.63 per pill.
For Weight loss:
The best-selling weight loss medications through online pharmacies and brick-and-mortar drug stores are Phentermine, Xenical, and Meridia. Phentermine is the generic name of the brand Adipex, Xenical is the trade name of the drug Orlistat, and Meridia is the brand name of Sibutramine. These highly effective weight loss medications work in unique ways to promote the shedding of excess weight. Phentermine and Meridia works as appetite suppressants, while Xenical prevents the absorption of fat from meals into the body. The typical dosages of these weight loss medications are Phentermine 37.5 mg, Xenical 120 mg capsules, and Meridia 10 mg and 15 mg. Since the dosage instructions are specific to the drug and the individual, it is recommended to use these diet pills under the supervision of a healthcare provider. In online pharmacies, it is possible to get Phentermine 37.5 mg at $4.23 per pill, Xenical 120 mg at $2.13 per capsule, and Meridia 15 mg at $2.90 per pill on average.
For Pain Relief:
Soma and Tramadol belong to the list of top selling pain medications, both highly potent with regard to their pain relieving properties. Tramadol is the generic name of the popular drug Ultram, while Soma is the brand name of the medication Carisoprodol. Although both these drugs treat pain, the structurally diverse, belong to different class of drugs, and even have different working mechanisms. Tramadol is a synthetic opiate, used to treat moderate to severe pain, and works by improving the pain threshold in a person by blocking the pain signals communicated between the nerve centers and the brain along with secondary action of analgesic effects. Soma is a centrally-acting muscle relaxer that comes under the carbamate class of drugs, and is used for pain relief and sedation. Soma has a high dosage strength at 350 mg, whereas Tramadol can be bought at various dosages like 50 mg, 100 mg, 150 mg, and 200 mg. On average, it is possible to order Soma online at $1.88 per pill and Tramadol for about $2.50 per pill.
For Erectile Dysfunction:
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is one of the biggest problems faced by many men the world over, which is why the drugs approved for this condition are immensely popular and are prescribed more often, namely Viagra, Cialis and Levitra. Viagra is the brand name of Sildenafil, Cialis for Tadalafil, and Levitra for Vardenafil. They are all PDE5 inhibitors but they vary is terms of efficacy, drug onset time and lasting time of effects. Viagra and Levitra usually take about thirty to forty-five minutes for the person to feel its effects, but Cialis has a faster drug onset time of within thirty minutes. The effects Viagra and Levitra last for about four to five hours on average, whereas lasts longest for up to thirty-six hours and it can even be taken as a once-daily medication for ED. Typically when using online drug stores, the cost of Viagra would be about $20.19 per pill, Cialis at around $17.57 per pill, and Levitra at around $16.39 per pill.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a non-curable condition that can only be managed with treatment and best-selling drugs like Adderall and Provigil. These two drugs are very different in many ways, but they work very effectively in bringing down the symptoms of ADHD. Adderall is a brand name, and it is a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine to produce stimulant effects. Provigil is the brand name of the drug Modafinil, which promotes wakefulness. Of these two prescription medications, only Adderall is approved for use in ADHD patients, while Provigil is just used off-label as it is effective for ADHD. Provigil may be bought from online drug stores at the dosage strengths of 100 mg or 200 mg, and Adderall at 5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg, 20 mg or 30 mg. On average, one can expect to pay about $9 per pill for Adderall online and around $1.50 per pill for Provigil online.