Corticosteroid

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC) Comparison, United States, 2014

Total Prescriptions in (2014)

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2014) Percent Share
Fluticasone 30,573,156 30.1%
Fluticasone Propionate; Salmeterol Xinafoate 16,419,775 16.1%
Budesonide; Formoterol 10,150,635 10%
Mometasone 6,652,179 6.5%
Hydrocortisone 5,157,370 5.1%
Prednisolone 5,012,934 4.9%
Methylprednisolone 4,109,314 4%
Budesonide 3,808,496 3.7%
Clobetasol Propionate 3,749,795 3.7%
Beclomethasone 3,283,292 3.2%
Neomycin; Polymyxin B; Hydrocortisone 2,625,283 2.6%
Fluocinonide 1,776,777 1.7%
Desonide 1,458,582 1.4%
Dexamethasone 1,278,183 1.3%
Betamethasone 1,212,593 1.2%
Loteprednol Etabonate 999,268 1%
Flunisolide 827,233 0.8%
Betamethasone Dipropionate; Clotrimazole 770,802 0.8%
Dexamethasone; Tobramycin 687,024 0.7%
Fluocinolone Acetonide 621,121 0.6%
Desoximetasone 543,622 0.5%

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2004-2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 17.0. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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