Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC) Comparison, United States, 2017

Total Prescriptions in (2017)

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2017) Percent Share
Ibuprofen 24,070,990 31%
Meloxicam 19,793,507 25.5%
Naproxen 11,334,306 14.6%
Diclofenac 8,557,078 11%
Celecoxib 7,036,321 9.1%
Ketorolac Tromethamine 1,528,858 2%
Indomethacin 1,304,150 1.7%
Nabumetone 1,072,017 1.4%
Etodolac 855,234 1.1%
Bromfenac Sodium 764,518 1%
Nepafenac 428,046 0.6%
Sulindac 318,301 0.4%
Ketoprofen 147,971 0.2%
Diflunisal 133,871 0.2%
Oxaprozin 103,473 0.1%
Diclofenac Sodium; Misoprostol 51,101 0.1%
Piroxicam 46,787 0.1%
Flurbiprofen 35,307 0%
Fenoprofen Calcium 17,230 0%

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2007-2017. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 20.1. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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