Anti-infectives

Multum Therapeutic Class Comparison, United States, 2018

Total Prescriptions in (2018)

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2018) Percent Share
Amoxicillin 31,371,676 18.6%
Azithromycin 17,102,628 10.1%
Diclofenac 11,372,070 6.7%
Doxycycline 10,191,744 6%
Cephalexin 8,938,064 5.3%
Sulfamethoxazole; Trimethoprim 8,448,279 5%
Oseltamivir Phosphate 8,139,837 4.8%
Amoxicillin; Clavulanate Potassium 7,974,978 4.7%
Ciprofloxacin 6,736,471 4%
Metronidazole 5,852,535 3.5%
Hydroxychloroquine 5,406,191 3.2%
Clindamycin 5,375,352 3.2%
Valacyclovir 4,931,639 2.9%
Cefdinir 4,361,025 2.6%
Acyclovir 4,170,804 2.5%
Fluconazole 4,115,042 2.4%
Levofloxacin 3,892,600 2.3%
Nitrofurantoin 3,364,027 2%
Nystatin 2,806,963 1.7%
Erythromycin 2,552,822 1.5%
Penicillin V 2,157,186 1.3%
Emtricitabine 2,045,344 1.2%
Minocycline Hydrochloride 1,556,983 0.9%
Amantadine 1,183,502 0.7%
Cefuroxime 1,141,051 0.7%
Terbinafine 1,038,861 0.6%
Rifaximin 571,465 0.3%
Cefprozil 432,043 0.3%
Clarithromycin 411,804 0.2%
Cefadroxil 347,698 0.2%
Ampicillin 300,088 0.2%
Atovaquone; Proguanil Hydrochloride 297,388 0.2%

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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