Corticosteroid

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

Total Prescriptions in (2018)

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2018) Percent Share
Fluticasone 34,253,764 27.1%
Prednisone 27,057,495 21.4%
Budesonide; Formoterol 12,339,320 9.8%
Fluticasone Propionate; Salmeterol Xinafoate 11,512,538 9.1%
Triamcinolone 6,848,479 5.4%
Prednisolone 5,202,601 4.1%
Methylprednisolone 4,045,962 3.2%
Budesonide 3,312,208 2.6%
Hydrocortisone 3,139,817 2.5%
Beclomethasone 2,724,773 2.2%
Clobetasol Propionate 2,652,283 2.1%
Mometasone 2,464,821 1.9%
Betamethasone 1,920,813 1.5%
Bromfenac Sodium; Prednisolone Acetate; Gatifloxacin 1,638,403 1.3%
Dexamethasone 1,417,571 1.1%
Dexamethasone; Neomycin Sulfate; Polymyxin B Sulfate 1,261,713 1%
Betamethasone Dipropionate; Clotrimazole 1,197,968 0.9%
Fluocinonide 1,093,906 0.9%
Loteprednol Etabonate 824,256 0.7%
Dexamethasone; Tobramycin 727,206 0.6%
Desonide 430,524 0.3%
Azelastine; Fluticasone 363,053 0.3%
Neomycin; Polymyxin B; Hydrocortisone 10,381 0%

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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