Anxiolytics, Sedatives, and Hypnotics

Multum Therapeutic Class Comparison, United States, 2018

Total Prescriptions in (2018)

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2018) Percent Share
Furosemide 29,857,946 22.5%
Alprazolam 20,843,480 15.7%
Clonazepam 17,064,643 12.9%
Lorazepam 13,222,989 10%
Zolpidem Tartrate 12,877,941 9.7%
Hydroxyzine 10,431,207 7.9%
Buspirone Hydrochloride 8,149,119 6.1%
Diazepam 6,448,085 4.9%
Testosterone 5,483,792 4.1%
Temazepam 3,173,562 2.4%
Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride 1,805,035 1.4%
Eszopiclone 1,715,222 1.3%
Doxepin Hydrochloride 1,519,877 1.1%

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2008-2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 21.2. 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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