Corticosteroid

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC) Comparison, United States, 2015

Total Prescriptions in (2015)

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2015) Percent Share
Fluticasone 26,484,229 28.2%
Fluticasone Propionate; Salmeterol Xinafoate 17,082,574 18.2%
Budesonide; Formoterol 8,320,958 8.9%
Methylprednisolone 5,718,028 6.1%
Mometasone 5,409,888 5.8%
Prednisolone 4,835,311 5.2%
Hydrocortisone 4,725,931 5%
Budesonide 4,265,796 4.5%
Clobetasol Propionate 3,005,123 3.2%
Beclomethasone 2,797,062 3%
Betamethasone Dipropionate; Clotrimazole 1,731,381 1.8%
Dexamethasone 1,617,075 1.7%
Betamethasone 1,448,788 1.5%
Fluocinonide 1,139,211 1.2%
Loteprednol Etabonate 1,079,833 1.2%
Desonide 1,041,757 1.1%
Neomycin; Polymyxin B; Hydrocortisone 651,318 0.7%
Fluorometholone 518,610 0.6%
Fluocinolone Acetonide 488,985 0.5%
Desoximetasone 471,680 0.5%
Dexamethasone; Neomycin Sulfate; Polymyxin B Sulfate 466,524 0.5%
Dexamethasone; Tobramycin 453,877 0.5%
Hydrocortisone; Pramoxine 72,614 0.1%
Hydrocortisone Valerate 4,594 0%

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2005-2015. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 18.0. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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