Metabolic Agents

Multum Therapeutic Class Comparison, United States, 2021

Total Prescriptions in (2021)

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2021) Percent Share
Atorvastatin 116,702,335 25%
Metformin 91,151,043 19.5%
Rosuvastatin 32,632,145 7%
Simvastatin 30,492,290 6.5%
Insulin Glargine 19,873,256 4.3%
Pravastatin 15,936,066 3.4%
Allopurinol 15,706,781 3.4%
Glipizide 13,998,179 3%
Insulin Lispro 12,035,960 2.6%
Dulaglutide 9,599,735 2.1%
Insulin Aspart 9,568,331 2.1%
Glimepiride 8,994,560 1.9%
Fenofibrate 8,600,834 1.8%
Sitagliptin 8,556,031 1.8%
Empagliflozin 8,480,340 1.8%
Semaglutide 8,153,559 1.7%
Ezetimibe 7,646,574 1.6%
Alendronate 7,482,355 1.6%
Lovastatin 6,673,173 1.4%
Insulin Detemir 5,214,068 1.1%
Pioglitazone 4,526,639 1%
Insulin Degludec 4,009,541 0.9%
Metformin; Sitagliptin 3,755,408 0.8%
Liraglutide 3,264,900 0.7%
Gemfibrozil 2,791,707 0.6%
Insulin Human; Insulin Isophane Human 2,768,890 0.6%
Colchicine 2,646,596 0.6%
Dapagliflozin 2,607,170 0.6%
Glyburide 2,018,969 0.4%
Niacin 416,180 0.1%
Glucose 57,193 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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