Analgesics

Multum Therapeutic Class Comparison, United States, 2018

Total Prescriptions in (2018)

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2018) Percent Share
Acetaminophen; Hydrocodone Bitartrate 42,073,176 17.1%
Acetaminophen 27,907,361 11.3%
Tramadol Hydrochloride 24,952,328 10.1%
Ibuprofen 24,453,501 9.9%
Meloxicam 22,610,690 9.2%
Aspirin 19,750,180 8%
Oxycodone 16,967,480 6.9%
Naproxen 11,942,766 4.9%
Diclofenac 11,372,070 4.6%
Sumatriptan 6,674,686 2.7%
Celecoxib 5,445,346 2.2%
Morphine 5,225,089 2.1%
Rizatriptan Benzoate 3,490,815 1.4%
Acetaminophen; Butalbital 3,242,636 1.3%
Ketorolac Tromethamine 3,085,293 1.3%
Magnesium 2,905,859 1.2%
Hydromorphone Hydrochloride 2,378,610 1%
Indomethacin 2,160,197 0.9%
Buprenorphine 1,984,590 0.8%
Nabumetone 1,554,892 0.6%
Fentanyl 1,296,491 0.5%
Codeine Sulfate 1,043,643 0.4%
Etodolac 951,331 0.4%
Buprenorphine; Naloxone 851,052 0.3%
Hydrocodone Bitartrate 404,996 0.2%
Flurbiprofen 381,836 0.2%
Sulindac 219,400 0.1%
Esomeprazole Magnesium; Naproxen 190,560 0.1%
Diclofenac Sodium; Misoprostol 157,707 0.1%
Diflunisal 149,023 0.1%
Piroxicam 133,990 0.1%
Famotidine; Ibuprofen 125,181 0.1%
Oxaprozin 35,890 0%
Mineral Oil 6,756 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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