Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug

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

Total Prescriptions in (2014)

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2014) Percent Share
Meloxicam 21,630,829 32.4%
Naproxen 14,371,093 21.6%
Diclofenac 9,162,791 13.7%
Celecoxib 7,283,823 10.9%
Nabumetone 2,707,027 4.1%
Indomethacin 2,039,366 3.1%
Ketorolac Tromethamine 1,819,055 2.7%
Aspirin; Dipyridamole 1,591,737 2.4%
Etodolac 1,480,777 2.2%
Hydrocodone Bitartrate; Ibuprofen 1,005,277 1.5%
Sulindac 794,679 1.2%
Nepafenac 736,764 1.1%
Bromfenac Sodium 655,782 1%
Oxaprozin 513,785 0.8%
Piroxicam 388,981 0.6%
Diclofenac Sodium; Misoprostol 253,817 0.4%
Flurbiprofen 148,110 0.2%
Ketoprofen 75,471 0.1%

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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