Hormones/Hormone Modifiers

Multum Therapeutic Class Comparison, United States, 2019

Total Prescriptions in (2019)

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2019) Percent Share
Levothyroxine 102,595,103 41.2%
Prednisone 22,889,929 9.2%
Ethinyl Estradiol; Norethindrone 16,505,643 6.6%
Estradiol 12,393,425 5%
Ethinyl Estradiol; Norgestimate 10,860,084 4.4%
Finasteride 8,986,898 3.6%
Thyroid 5,729,895 2.3%
Ethinyl Estradiol; Levonorgestrel 5,372,880 2.2%
Testosterone 5,339,786 2.1%
Desogestrel; Ethinyl Estradiol 5,264,389 2.1%
Prednisolone 4,638,327 1.9%
Norethindrone 4,514,575 1.8%
Hydrocortisone 4,382,981 1.8%
Drospirenone; Ethinyl Estradiol 4,348,309 1.7%
Etonogestrel; Ethinyl Estradiol 4,050,296 1.6%
Methylprednisolone 3,812,202 1.5%
Anastrozole 3,338,665 1.3%
Progesterone 3,070,724 1.2%
Methimazole 2,901,301 1.2%
Budesonide 2,749,946 1.1%
Liothyronine 2,083,235 0.8%
Letrozole 1,981,574 0.8%
Estrogens, Conjugated 1,748,939 0.7%
Ethinyl Estradiol; Norgestrel 1,704,322 0.7%
Medroxyprogesterone 1,661,972 0.7%
Tamoxifen 1,656,754 0.7%
Raloxifene 1,510,335 0.6%
Norelgestromin; Ethinyl Estradiol 853,107 0.3%
Dexamethasone 711,272 0.3%
Estrogens, Conjugated (Usp) 608,837 0.2%
Drospirenone; Ethinyl Estradiol; Levomefolate 317,446 0.1%
Levonorgestrel 263,361 0.1%
Ethinyl Estradiol; Ethynodiol 172,459 0.1%
Dienogest; Estradiol 0 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.

All ClinCalc DrugStats figures and graphs on this page are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0).

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