Cardiovascular Agents

Multum Therapeutic Class Comparison, United States, 2019

Total Prescriptions in (2019)

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2019) Percent Share
Lisinopril 91,862,709 15%
Metoprolol 74,578,817 12.1%
Amlodipine 73,542,115 12%
Losartan 51,773,869 8.4%
Hydrochlorothiazide 38,609,803 6.3%
Furosemide 28,352,226 4.6%
Tamsulosin 21,934,066 3.6%
Carvedilol 20,602,256 3.4%
Atenolol 18,091,488 2.9%
Hydrochlorothiazide; Lisinopril 15,709,833 2.6%
Spironolactone 11,432,028 1.9%
Clonidine 11,418,367 1.9%
Diltiazem 10,604,813 1.7%
Hydrochlorothiazide; Losartan 10,268,139 1.7%
Propranolol 9,277,062 1.5%
Hydralazine 6,655,156 1.1%
Triamterene; Hydrochlorothiazide 5,792,731 0.9%
Nifedipine 5,638,842 0.9%
Isosorbide 5,420,353 0.9%
Benazepril 5,180,064 0.8%
Chlorthalidone 4,986,853 0.8%
Enalapril 4,669,057 0.8%
Guanfacine 4,608,026 0.7%
Verapamil 4,593,421 0.7%
Valsartan 4,158,667 0.7%
Olmesartan 3,742,012 0.6%
Prazosin 3,624,711 0.6%
Ramipril 3,271,102 0.5%
Irbesartan 3,220,533 0.5%
Amiodarone 3,185,475 0.5%
Nitroglycerin 3,165,205 0.5%
Nebivolol 3,061,887 0.5%
Sildenafil 2,877,293 0.5%
Labetalol 2,825,281 0.5%
Terazosin 2,736,028 0.4%
Digoxin 2,607,773 0.4%
Doxazosin 2,515,837 0.4%
Ranolazine 2,501,300 0.4%
Amlodipine; Benazepril 2,332,425 0.4%
Flecainide 2,318,517 0.4%
Sacubitril; Valsartan 2,165,813 0.4%
Torsemide 2,117,192 0.3%
Valsartan; Hydrochlorothiazide 1,993,867 0.3%
Bumetanide 1,990,418 0.3%
Bisoprolol 1,863,725 0.3%
Epinephrine 1,756,817 0.3%
Sotalol 1,698,718 0.3%
Telmisartan 1,553,265 0.3%
Phenytoin 1,536,390 0.3%
Bisoprolol; Hydrochlorothiazide 1,433,172 0.2%
Tadalafil 1,379,014 0.2%
Quinapril 1,318,428 0.2%
Isosorbide Dinitrate 1,256,151 0.2%
Felodipine 1,080,476 0.2%
Metolazone 1,079,266 0.2%
Alfuzosin 1,040,054 0.2%
Atenolol; Chlorthalidone 986,436 0.2%
Benazepril; Hydrochlorothiazide 971,361 0.2%
Hydrochlorothiazide; Olmesartan 908,317 0.1%
Nadolol 857,231 0.1%
Cilostazol 849,298 0.1%
Midodrine 804,495 0.1%
Phenylephrine 50,833 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.

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