Anti-infectives

Multum Therapeutic Class Comparison, United States, 2019

Total Prescriptions in (2019)

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2019) Percent Share
Amoxicillin 25,702,635 18.5%
Azithromycin 15,300,434 11%
Cephalexin 9,246,463 6.6%
Doxycycline 8,809,375 6.3%
Amoxicillin; Clavulanate 8,372,245 6%
Sulfamethoxazole; Trimethoprim 6,630,867 4.8%
Valacyclovir 5,987,836 4.3%
Ciprofloxacin 5,878,441 4.2%
Clindamycin 5,588,598 4%
Hydroxychloroquine 5,440,845 3.9%
Oseltamivir 5,214,926 3.8%
Fluconazole 5,149,547 3.7%
Metronidazole 4,664,908 3.4%
Acyclovir 3,950,520 2.8%
Cefdinir 3,839,266 2.8%
Levofloxacin 3,202,649 2.3%
Nitrofurantoin 2,957,359 2.1%
Nystatin 2,185,148 1.6%
Erythromycin 2,041,420 1.5%
Penicillin V 2,005,185 1.4%
Minocycline 1,925,677 1.4%
Terbinafine 1,441,828 1%
Emtricitabine; Tenofovir Disoproxil 1,345,533 1%
Cefuroxime 882,083 0.6%
Emtricitabine; Tenofovir Alafenamide 443,409 0.3%
Clarithromycin 328,683 0.2%
Rifaximin 322,221 0.2%
Ampicillin 197,459 0.1%
Emtricitabine 3,633 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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