Gastrointestinal Agents

Multum Therapeutic Class Comparison, United States, 2018

Total Prescriptions in (2018)

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2018) Percent Share
Omeprazole 58,364,557 36.3%
Pantoprazole Sodium 28,958,135 18%
Ranitidine 18,739,687 11.7%
Esomeprazole 7,227,319 4.5%
Famotidine 6,470,718 4%
Docusate 4,788,381 3%
Polyethylene Glycol 3350 3,829,569 2.4%
Dicyclomine Hydrochloride 3,076,089 1.9%
Magnesium 2,905,859 1.8%
Sucralfate 2,896,601 1.8%
Linaclotide 2,697,353 1.7%
Lansoprazole 2,618,598 1.6%
Dexlansoprazole 2,464,913 1.5%
Mesalamine 2,284,281 1.4%
Metoclopramide Hydrochloride 2,087,259 1.3%
Sodium 1,628,347 1%
Calcium 1,462,841 0.9%
Polyethylene Glycol 3350;;;; 1,279,926 0.8%
Bisacodyl 1,040,462 0.6%
Sulfasalazine 947,516 0.6%
Hyoscyamine Sulfate 909,723 0.6%
Sodium Sulfate; Potassium Sulfate; Magnesium Sulfate 861,768 0.5%
Atropine Sulfate; Diphenoxylate Hydrochloride 765,429 0.5%
Lactulose 730,545 0.5%
Senna Leaf; Docusate Sodium 640,921 0.4%
Loperamide Hydrochloride 582,891 0.4%
Psyllium Husk 176,507 0.1%
Calcium Polycarbophil 58,809 0%
Aluminum; 51,226 0%
Citric Acid; Magnesium Oxide; Sodium Picosulfate 37,972 0%
Sorbitol 37,740 0%
Lactobacillus Rhamnosus 34,644 0%
Bismuth Subsalicylate 24,626 0%
Sodium Phosphate, Monobasic; Sodium Phosphate, Dibasic 15,144 0%
Methylcellulose (4000 Mpa.S) 10,329 0%
Sodium Phosphate, Dibasic, Anhydrous; Sodium Phosphate, Monobasic, Monohydrate 4,952 0%

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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