Corticosteroid

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC) Comparison, United States, 2019

Total Prescriptions in (2019)

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2019) Percent Share
Fluticasone 27,893,103 23.4%
Prednisone 22,889,929 19.2%
Budesonide; Formoterol 12,473,903 10.5%
Fluticasone; Salmeterol 9,762,036 8.2%
Triamcinolone 6,320,752 5.3%
Fluticasone; Vilanterol 6,098,161 5.1%
Prednisolone 4,638,327 3.9%
Hydrocortisone 4,382,981 3.7%
Methylprednisolone 3,812,202 3.2%
Clobetasol 3,226,424 2.7%
Budesonide 2,749,946 2.3%
Beclomethasone 1,993,298 1.7%
Mometasone 1,638,402 1.4%
Tobramycin; Dexamethasone 1,486,152 1.2%
Betamethasone 1,311,107 1.1%
Fluocinonide 1,290,749 1.1%
Neomycin; Polymyxin B; Hydrocortisone 978,292 0.8%
Dexamethasone; Neomycin; Polymyxin B 957,525 0.8%
Fluticasone; Umeclidinium; Vilanterol 936,336 0.8%
Azelastine; Fluticasone 794,966 0.7%
Formoterol; Mometasone 793,211 0.7%
Dexamethasone 711,272 0.6%
Betamethasone; Clotrimazole 631,823 0.5%
Ciprofloxacin; Dexamethasone 515,590 0.4%
Fluorometholone 434,532 0.4%
Fluocinolone 313,716 0.3%
Desonide 253,688 0.2%

Total Prescriptions by Drug Over Time

Drug Class Prescribing Trends Over Time


Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2013-2019. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 2021.10. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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