Corticosteroid

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

Total Prescriptions in (2020)

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2020) Percent Share
Fluticasone 24,777,490 21.8%
Prednisone 19,044,927 16.8%
Fluticasone; Salmeterol 11,577,409 10.2%
Budesonide; Formoterol 11,114,690 9.8%
Triamcinolone 6,422,562 5.7%
Fluticasone; Vilanterol 5,678,546 5%
Hydrocortisone 3,998,412 3.5%
Prednisolone 3,894,469 3.4%
Methylprednisolone 3,535,988 3.1%
Clobetasol 3,395,469 3%
Budesonide 2,337,016 2.1%
Beclomethasone 2,184,210 1.9%
Fluticasone; Umeclidinium; Vilanterol 2,125,888 1.9%
Mometasone 1,954,899 1.7%
Betamethasone 1,934,651 1.7%
Dexamethasone 1,353,240 1.2%
Fluocinonide 1,282,149 1.1%
Dexamethasone; Moxifloxacin 1,237,556 1.1%
Formoterol; Mometasone 1,218,644 1.1%
Betamethasone; Clotrimazole 1,007,453 0.9%
Neomycin; Polymyxin B; Hydrocortisone 949,592 0.8%
Dexamethasone; Neomycin; Polymyxin B 706,702 0.6%
Dexamethasone; Tobramycin 527,467 0.5%
Ciprofloxacin; Dexamethasone 420,670 0.4%
Azelastine; Fluticasone 369,392 0.3%
Desonide 295,846 0.3%
Flunisolide 103,220 0.1%
Fluocinolone; Hydroquinone; Tretinoin 100,587 0.1%

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.

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