Opioid Agonist

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

Total Prescriptions in (2015)

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2015) Percent Share
Acetaminophen; Hydrocodone Bitartrate 51,279,738 44.1%
Tramadol Hydrochloride 24,904,460 21.4%
Oxycodone 16,887,857 14.5%
Hydrocodone Bitartrate 9,719,421 8.4%
Morphine 6,345,800 5.5%
Fentanyl 2,700,332 2.3%
Acetaminophen; Tramadol Hydrochloride 1,683,637 1.4%
Hydromorphone Hydrochloride 1,513,925 1.3%
Loperamide Hydrochloride 1,034,943 0.9%
Hydrocodone; Chlorpheniramine 319,193 0.3%

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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