Analgesics

Multum Therapeutic Class Comparison, United States, 2019

Total Prescriptions in (2019)

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2019) Percent Share
Acetaminophen; Hydrocodone 30,355,778 14.7%
Ibuprofen 21,746,703 10.6%
Meloxicam 21,459,849 10.4%
Tramadol 19,838,715 9.6%
Aspirin 18,143,138 8.8%
Oxycodone 14,669,103 7.1%
Acetaminophen; Oxycodone 11,962,651 5.8%
Naproxen 11,762,234 5.7%
Diclofenac 10,115,975 4.9%
Sumatriptan 7,050,329 3.4%
Celecoxib 6,595,237 3.2%
Acetaminophen 4,483,857 2.2%
Morphine 3,756,696 1.8%
Rizatriptan 3,514,595 1.7%
Acetaminophen; Codeine 3,508,582 1.7%
Butalbital; Acetaminophen; Caffeine 2,116,128 1%
Buprenorphine 2,072,034 1%
Hydromorphone 2,013,470 1%
Ketorolac 1,602,924 0.8%
Indomethacin 1,574,457 0.8%
Buprenorphine; Naloxone 1,514,317 0.7%
Fentanyl 1,440,012 0.7%
Erenumab 1,416,499 0.7%
Nabumetone 1,211,008 0.6%
Etodolac 712,628 0.3%
Ibuprofen; Famotidine 416,323 0.2%
Piroxicam 405,479 0.2%
Sulindac 318,884 0.2%
Diflunisal 116,623 0.1%
Diclofenac; Misoprostol 34,517 0%
Flurbiprofen 21,338 0%

Total Prescriptions by Drug Over Time

Drug Class Prescribing Trends Over Time


Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2013-2019. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 2021.10. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

All ClinCalc DrugStats figures and graphs on this page are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0).

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