Central Nervous System Stimulant

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC) Comparison, United States, 2018

Total Prescriptions in (2018)

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2018) Percent Share
Dextroamphetamine; Dextroamphetamine Saccharate; Amphetamine; Amphetamine Aspartate 25,331,776 43.2%
Methylphenidate 17,467,266 29.8%
Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate 10,011,146 17.1%
Dexmethylphenidate Hydrochloride 3,961,349 6.8%
Dextroamphetamine Sulfate 1,888,102 3.2%

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2008-2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 21.0. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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