Central Nervous System Stimulant

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

Total Prescriptions in (2020)

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2020) Percent Share
Dextroamphetamine; Dextroamphetamine Saccharate; Amphetamine; Amphetamine Aspartate 26,080,152 45.3%
Methylphenidate 15,449,350 26.8%
Lisdexamfetamine 8,647,784 15%
Dexmethylphenidate 4,802,552 8.3%
Acetaminophen; Butalbital; Caffeine 2,396,593 4.2%
Amphetamine 163,177 0.3%

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.

All ClinCalc DrugStats figures and graphs on this page are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0).

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