The Kidney Disease Program of Maryland: List of Commonly Prescribed Medications

*Medication trade names are italicized
*Generic medications are supplied by many various companies

Analgesics “Pain Medications”

Analgesic Narcotics

oxycodone (Roxicodone, Oxycontin)
oxycodone w/acetaminophen (Percocet, Tylox, Roxicet)
oxycodone w/aspirin (Percodan)
propoxyphene napsylate/acetaminophen (Darvocet)
hydrocodone w/acetaminophen (Lortab, Norco, Vicodin)
morphine Sulfate

NSAIDS and COX II Inhibitors

celecoxib (Celebrex)
ibuprofen (Motrin)
indomethacin (Indocin)

Anti-Infectives “Antibiotics”

Antifungals (oral)

fluconazole (Diflucan)
ketoconazole (Nizoral)
itraconazole (Sporanox)
nystatin (Mycostatin)

Antifungals (topical)


Antivirals (Transplant Patients Only)

valganciclovir Hydrochloride (Valcyte)
ganciclovir (Cytovene)
acyclovir (Zovirax)


cefadroxil hydrate (Duracef)
cephalexin monohydrate (Keflex, Keftab)
cefuroxime Axetil (Ceftin)
cefprozil (Cefzil)
cefdinir (Omnicef)
cefixime (Suprax)
cefpodoxime proxetil (Vantin)


ciprofloxacin HCL (Cipro, Cipro XR)
levofloxacin (Levaquin)
gatifloxacin (Tequin)
moxifloxacin HCL (Avelox)


azithromycin (Zithromax)
clarithromycin (Biaxin, Biaxin XL)
erthromycin stearate (Erythromycin)
erthromycin ethylsuccinate (Erythromycin)


amoxicillin trihydrate (Amoxil, DisperMox, Trimox)
amoxicillin trihydrate/Potassium Clavulanate (Augmentin, Augmentin ES, Augmentin XR)
ampicillin trihydrate (Omnipen)
penicillin V potassium (Pen-Vee K, Veetids)


quinine sulfate

Other Miscellaneous Antibiotics

vancomycin HCL
linezolid (Zyvox)
sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim (Bactrim, Bactrim DS, Cotrim, Cotrim DS, Septra, Septra DS, Sulfatrim)
clindamycin (Cleocin)
rifampin (Rifampin)

Cardiovascular Medications “Heart and Blood Pressure Medications”

ACE Inhibitors (ACE-I)

enalapril (Vasotec)
lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril)
fosinopril (Monopril)
quinapril HCL (Accupril)
benazepril HCL (Lotensin)
captopril (Capoten)
perindopril erbumine (Aceon)

[ramipril (Altace) is not covered]

Angiotension II Receptor Blockers (ARB)

candesartan (Atacand)
olmesartan (Benicar)
telmisartan (Micardis)
irbesartan (Avapro)
valsartan (Diovan)

[ losartan (Cozaar) is not covered]

Anti-Arrythmic Agents (for non-transplant patient’s only)

amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone)
quinidine sulfate


carvedilol (Coreg)
metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol XL)
labetolol HCL
atenolol (Tenormin)
propranolol HCL

Calcium Channel Blockers

nifedipine (Adalat, Adalat CC, Procardia, Procardia XL)
amlodipine (Norvasc)
felodipine (Plendil)
verapamil HCL (Calan, Covera-HS, Isoptin, Verelan)
isradipine (Dynacirc)
nisoldipine (Sular)
diltiazem (Cartia XT, Dilacor XR, Taztia XT, Tiazac)

[Cardizem CD and Cardizem SR are not covered but other generic forms of diltiazem are available]

Calcium Channel Blocker Combination Medications

amlodipine besylate/benazepril (Lotrel)

Diuretics “Fluid Pills” (Transplant Patients Only)

furosemide (Lasix)
metolazone (Zaroxolyn)
hydrochlorothiazide (Diuril)
bumetanide (Bumex)

Intermittent Claudication Agents “Blood Circulation Medications”

clopidogrel bisulfate (Plavix)


nitroglycerin patch (Nitro-Dur)
isosorbide mononitrate (Imdur, ISMO, Monoket)
isosorbide dinitrate (Isordil, Dilatrate-SR, Sorbitrate)

Lipotropics “Cholesterol Lowering Agents”

Lipotropics, Other

gemfibrozil (Lopid)

Lipotropics, Statins

atorvastatin calcium (Lipitor)
pravastatin (Pravachol)
lovastatin (Mevacor)
fluvastatin (Lescol, Lescol XL)

[simvastatin (Zocor) is not covered]

Central Nervous System


amitriptyline HCL (Elavil)
paroxetine HCL (Paxil)
sertraline HCL (Zoloft)
venlafaxine HCL (Effexor, Effexor XR)

Benzodiazepines “Anxiety and Sleeping Meds”

alprazolam (Xanax)
temazepam (Restoril)
[Valium and Librium are not covered] Miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics hydroxyzine HCL (Atarax, Vistaril)
diphenhydramine HCL (Benadryl)

[zolpidem (Ambien) is not covered]

Endocrine “Diabetes and Bone Agents”

Bone Resorption Suppression and Related Agents

risedronate sodium (Actonel)
alendronate sodium (Fosamax)

Estrogen Agents, Combination (Estrogenic Agents)


Hypoglycemics, Insulin

Insulin NPH Insulin Lispro Insulin Glargine Insulin NPH/Insulin Lispro 75/25 Insulin NPH/Regular Insulin 70/30
[Lantus insulin is not covered]

Hypoglycemics, Meglitinides

repaglinide (Prandin)
nateglinide (Starlix)

Hypoglycemics, TZDs

rosiglitazone maleate (Avandia)
pioglitazone HCL (Actos)

[Amaryl is not covered]

Gastrointestinal “GI Meds”

Antiemetics, Oral (Antiemetic/Antivertigo Agents) “Nausea Medications”

prochlorperazine maleate (Compazine)
trimethobenzamide HCL (Tigan)

Phosphate Binders and Potassium Lowering Agents

sodium polystyrene sulfonate (generic of Kayexalate is only covered)
sevelamer (Renagel)**
calcium acetate (Phoslo)
calcium carbonate (Tums)

** Renagel can be prescribed only after a failed trail of Phoslo. If the physician does not want to prescribe Phoslo or has tried other phosphate binders he/she may still prescribe Renagel with the preauthorization from KDP

[Os-cal is not covered]

Proton Pump Inhibitors and H2-Antagonists “Reflux and Stomach Ulcer Meds”

omeprazole (Prilosec)
pantoprazole (Protonix)
esomeprazole (Nexium)
nizatidine (Axid)
famotidine (Pepcid)
randitidine (Zantac)
cimetidine (Tagamet)

[Prevacid is not covered]

Prokinetic Drugs

metoclopramide HCL (Reglan)

Antidiarrhea “Diarrhea Meds”

diphenoxylate HCL/atropine sulfate (Lomotil)
loperamide HCL (Immodium)

Laxatives “Constipation Meds”

docusate sodium (Colace)
polyethylene glycol 3350 powder (Miralax)
casanthranol/docusate sodium (Peri-Colace)



diphenhdramine HCL (Benadryl)
hydroxyzine HCL (Atarax, Vistaril)
promethazine HCL (Phenergan)

Seizure Medications

Misc. Anticonvulsants

phenytoin sodium (Dilantin)
divalproex sodium (Depakote, Depakote Sprinkle)
clonazepam (Klonopin)
carbamazepine (Tegretol)


[Neurontin is not covered]

Anti-Coagulants “Blood Thinners”

warfarin sodium (Coumadin)

Hematopoietic Agents

Epoetin alfa (Procrit brand only) (Transplant Patients Only)

[Epogen brand not covered]

Alkalinizing Agents

citric acid/sodium citrate (Bicitra) (Transplant Patients Only)
citric acid monohydrate, potassium citrate monohydrate and sodium citrate dihydrate (Polycitra)

Magnesium Replacement  (Transplant Patients Only)

magnesium oxide (Mag-Ox)

Potassium and Zinc Replacements

potassium chloride (Klor-Con, K-Dur)
zinc sulfate
zinc gluconate

Caloric Agents

Boost Plus

Adrenals “Steroids”


Basic Lotions and Liniments

ammonium lactate 12% lotion (Lac-Hydrin)

Oral Iron Preparations

iron polysaccharides complex (Niferex)
ferrous sulfate
FE PS complex/cyanocobalamin/FA
FE fumarate/vitamin C/vitamin B12/FA


Multivitamins, Stress Formula/zinc Tablet
Multivitamins, Stress Formula Tablet

Vitamin D

calcitriol (Rocaltrol)
doxercalciferol (Hectoral)

Transplant Medications

acrolimus anhydrous (Prograf)
mycophenolate mofetil (Cellcept)
mycophenolate sodium (Myfortic)
sirolimus (Rapamune)
cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune)
azathioprine (Imuran)

This List was comprised by the Maryland Kidney Commission and not distributed by KDP. This is not a comprehensive or complete list. The drug coverage status is subject to formulary changes and based on current manufacturer rebate contracts.