Gastrointestinal Agents

Multum Therapeutic Class Comparison, United States, 2019

Total Prescriptions in (2019)

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2019) Percent Share
Omeprazole 52,546,641 36.8%
Pantoprazole 28,880,218 20.2%
Ranitidine 13,586,751 9.5%
Famotidine 6,355,769 4.4%
Esomeprazole 5,305,919 3.7%
Dicyclomine 3,730,731 2.6%
Sucralfate 3,161,188 2.2%
Docusate 3,136,753 2.2%
Lansoprazole 2,772,218 1.9%
Dexlansoprazole 2,290,526 1.6%
Calcium Citrate 2,130,299 1.5%
Sodium 2,117,734 1.5%
Mesalamine 2,109,084 1.5%
Polyethylene Glycol 3350 1,874,075 1.3%
Sulfasalazine 1,632,255 1.1%
Pancrelipase Lipase; Pancrelipase Protease; Pancrelipase Amylase 1,433,034 1%
Linaclotide 1,399,269 1%
Polyethylene Glycol 3350 With Electrolytes 1,245,687 0.9%
Lactulose 968,305 0.7%
Bisacodyl 925,812 0.6%
Atropine; Diphenoxylate 906,196 0.6%
Metoclopramide 878,287 0.6%
Sennosides 862,497 0.6%
Loperamide 712,513 0.5%
Hyoscyamine 582,077 0.4%
Magnesium Sulfate; Potassium Chloride; Sodium Sulfate 406,530 0.3%
Calcium Polycarbophil 232,495 0.2%
Lactobacillus Acidophilus 156,417 0.1%
Psyllium 150,574 0.1%
Lacticaseibacillus Rhamnosus 122,360 0.1%
Sodium Picosulfate; Magnesium Oxide; Anhydrous Citric Acid 112,873 0.1%
Lactobacillus Acidophilus; Lactobacillus Delbrueckii Subsp. Bulgaricus 84,917 0.1%
Aluminum Hydroxide 72,659 0.1%
Mineral Oil 23,625 0%
Bismuth Subsalicylate 22,757 0%
Sorbitol 13,288 0%
Sodium Phosphate, Monobasic, Monohydrate; Sodium Phosphate, Dibasic, Anhydrous 8,756 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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