Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug

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

Total Prescriptions in (2015)

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2015) Percent Share
Meloxicam 22,292,808 35.9%
Naproxen 12,546,896 20.2%
Diclofenac 9,574,333 15.4%
Celecoxib 6,573,509 10.6%
Nabumetone 2,629,706 4.2%
Diclofenac Sodium; Misoprostol 1,960,635 3.2%
Ketorolac Tromethamine 1,803,781 2.9%
Indomethacin 1,565,330 2.5%
Etodolac 1,304,234 2.1%
Bromfenac Sodium 779,519 1.3%
Sulindac 603,610 1%
Piroxicam 258,408 0.4%
Oxaprozin 203,948 0.3%
Flurbiprofen 63,624 0.1%
Ketoprofen 21,000 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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