Central Nervous System Stimulant

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC) Comparison, United States, 2016

Total Prescriptions in (2016)

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2016) Percent Share
Dextroamphetamine; Dextroamphetamine Saccharate; Amphetamine; Amphetamine Aspartate 17,363,796 39.1%
Methylphenidate 15,599,245 35.1%
Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate 7,570,687 17%
Dexmethylphenidate Hydrochloride 2,575,620 5.8%
Amphetamine 1,323,763 3%

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2006-2016. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 19.0. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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