Analgesics

Multum Therapeutic Class Comparison, United States, 2020

Total Prescriptions in (2020)

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2020) Percent Share
Acetaminophen; Hydrocodone 30,100,356 16.1%
Meloxicam 19,808,582 10.6%
Tramadol 17,475,420 9.4%
Aspirin 17,287,373 9.3%
Ibuprofen 16,533,209 8.9%
Oxycodone 12,289,519 6.6%
Acetaminophen; Oxycodone 10,086,467 5.4%
Diclofenac 9,926,750 5.3%
Naproxen 8,184,639 4.4%
Celecoxib 7,089,212 3.8%
Sumatriptan 5,915,272 3.2%
Acetaminophen 5,610,164 3%
Rizatriptan 4,667,144 2.5%
Morphine 4,384,337 2.4%
Buprenorphine 2,850,299 1.5%
Acetaminophen; Codeine 2,791,618 1.5%
Acetaminophen; Butalbital; Caffeine 2,396,593 1.3%
Erenumab 1,929,984 1%
Ketorolac 1,750,298 0.9%
Hydromorphone 1,747,152 0.9%
Nabumetone 906,743 0.5%
Indomethacin 882,500 0.5%
Sulindac 365,698 0.2%
Codeine 325,313 0.2%
Esomeprazole; Naproxen 306,557 0.2%
Etodolac 300,667 0.2%
Piroxicam 268,675 0.1%
Flurbiprofen 230,134 0.1%
Ketoprofen 15,950 0%

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.

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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