Metabolic Agents

Multum Therapeutic Class Comparison, United States, 2019

Total Prescriptions in (2019)

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2019) Percent Share
Atorvastatin 112,104,360 24.4%
Metformin 85,739,443 18.7%
Simvastatin 36,812,966 8%
Rosuvastatin 27,041,319 5.9%
Pravastatin 20,683,277 4.5%
Insulin Glargine 19,211,654 4.2%
Allopurinol 15,900,789 3.5%
Glipizide 13,424,610 2.9%
Glimepiride 11,504,532 2.5%
Insulin Lispro 11,389,230 2.5%
Insulin Aspart 9,067,406 2%
Fenofibrate 8,970,219 2%
Sitagliptin 8,866,812 1.9%
Lovastatin 8,091,735 1.8%
Alendronate 7,811,900 1.7%
Ezetimibe 6,221,675 1.4%
Insulin Detemir 5,534,526 1.2%
Dulaglutide 5,095,034 1.1%
Liraglutide 4,524,862 1%
Empagliflozin 4,459,539 1%
Insulin Degludec 3,632,526 0.8%
Metformin; Sitagliptin 3,363,544 0.7%
Pioglitazone 3,241,839 0.7%
Colchicine 2,741,109 0.6%
Insulin Human; Insulin Isophane Human 2,528,165 0.6%
Gemfibrozil 2,367,671 0.5%
Semaglutide 2,021,061 0.4%
Linagliptin 1,941,245 0.4%
Glyburide 1,743,041 0.4%
Insulin Isophane 1,674,610 0.4%
Canagliflozin 1,373,540 0.3%
Insulin, Regular, Human 1,298,683 0.3%
Febuxostat 1,282,037 0.3%
Dapagliflozin 1,217,749 0.3%
Exenatide 1,202,897 0.3%
Icosapent Ethyl 1,113,761 0.2%
Niacin 1,084,677 0.2%
Insulin Aspart Protamine, Human 1,047,392 0.2%
Ibandronate 637,669 0.1%
Cholestyramine 572,202 0.1%
Glucose 15,661 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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