alpha-Adrenergic Agonist

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC) Comparison, United States, 2020

Total Prescriptions in (2020)

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2020) Percent Share
Brimonidine 3,271,308 37.2%
Epinephrine 1,730,367 19.7%
Brimonidine; Timolol 1,661,947 18.9%
Loratadine; Pseudoephedrine 570,979 6.5%
Brompheniramine; Dextromethorphan; Pseudoephedrine 556,973 6.3%
Fexofenadine; Pseudoephedrine 386,927 4.4%
Pseudoephedrine 278,351 3.2%
Chlophedianol; Pseudoephedrine; Pyrilamine 195,776 2.2%
Guaifenesin; Pseudoephedrine 108,699 1.2%
Cetirizine; Pseudoephedrine 43,538 0.5%

Total Prescriptions by Drug Over Time

Drug Class Prescribing Trends Over Time

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2013-2020. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 2022.08. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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