Opioid Agonist

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

Total Prescriptions in (2017)

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2017) Percent Share
Acetaminophen; Hydrocodone Bitartrate 40,123,144 43.3%
Tramadol Hydrochloride 21,096,313 22.7%
Oxycodone 15,111,150 16.3%
Hydrocodone Bitartrate 6,283,981 6.8%
Morphine 4,090,362 4.4%
Hydromorphone Hydrochloride 2,530,241 2.7%
Fentanyl 1,776,409 1.9%
Loperamide Hydrochloride 731,613 0.8%
Hydrocodone; Chlorpheniramine 577,813 0.6%
Codeine Sulfate 430,772 0.5%

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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