Gastrointestinal Agents

Multum Therapeutic Class Comparison, United States, 2021

Total Prescriptions in (2021)

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2021) Percent Share
Omeprazole 54,561,970 42.4%
Pantoprazole 27,347,489 21.2%
Famotidine 11,668,047 9.1%
Esomeprazole 4,673,931 3.6%
Docusate 4,393,500 3.4%
Dicyclomine 3,919,946 3%
Sucralfate 2,616,503 2%
Lansoprazole 1,970,098 1.5%
Polyethylene Glycol 3350 1,831,599 1.4%
Sodium Salts 1,782,362 1.4%
Mesalamine 1,672,097 1.3%
Calcium 1,573,203 1.2%
Linaclotide 1,515,562 1.2%
Pancrelipase Amylase; Pancrelipase Lipase; Pancrelipase Protease 1,429,786 1.1%
Lactulose 1,164,695 0.9%
Sennosides 1,034,701 0.8%
Hyoscyamine 972,820 0.8%
Senna; Docusate 858,476 0.7%
Loperamide 703,674 0.5%
Atropine; Diphenoxylate 608,612 0.5%
Polyethylene Glycol 3350 With Electrolytes 552,075 0.4%
Calcium; Magnesium 460,677 0.4%
Bisacodyl 312,492 0.2%
Saccharomyces Boulardii 244,399 0.2%
Psyllium 226,571 0.2%
Aluminum Hydroxide; Dimethicone; Magnesium Hydroxide 145,902 0.1%
Anhydrous Citric Acid; Magnesium Oxide; Sodium Picosulfate 130,957 0.1%
Magnesium 114,357 0.1%
Crofelemer 63,148 0%
Amylase 54,771 0%
Lactobacillus Acidophilus 37,471 0%
Aluminum Hydroxide; Magnesium Hydroxide; Simethicone 29,903 0%
Aluminum Hydroxide 20,548 0%
Aluminum Hydroxide; Magnesium Carbonate 17,329 0%
Lipase 17,205 0%
Bifidobacterium Infantis 15,009 0%
Mineral Oil 3,510 0%

Total Prescriptions by Drug Over Time

Drug Class Prescribing Trends Over Time


Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2013-2021. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 2024.01. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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