CNS Stimulants

Multum Therapeutic Class Comparison, United States, 2018

Total Prescriptions in (2018)

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2018) Percent Share
Dextroamphetamine; Dextroamphetamine Saccharate; Amphetamine; Amphetamine Aspartate 25,331,776 37.5%
Methylphenidate 17,467,266 25.9%
Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate 10,011,146 14.8%
Dexmethylphenidate Hydrochloride 3,961,349 5.9%
Atomoxetine Hydrochloride 3,848,913 5.7%
Phentermine 3,683,239 5.5%
Dextroamphetamine Sulfate 1,888,102 2.8%
Modafinil 1,325,983 2%

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

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