Topical Agents

Multum Therapeutic Class Comparison, United States, 2018

Total Prescriptions in (2018)

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2018) Percent Share
Fluticasone 34,253,764 15.8%
Meloxicam 22,610,690 10.4%
Estradiol 13,583,026 6.3%
Diclofenac 11,372,070 5.2%
Latanoprost 8,975,788 4.1%
Triamcinolone 6,848,479 3.2%
Ciprofloxacin 6,736,471 3.1%
Metronidazole 5,852,535 2.7%
Clindamycin 5,375,352 2.5%
Prednisolone 5,202,601 2.4%
Timolol 4,312,018 2%
Acyclovir 4,170,804 1.9%
Brimonidine Tartrate 3,929,927 1.8%
Polyethylene Glycol 3350 3,829,569 1.8%
Mupirocin 3,798,015 1.8%
Ketoconazole 3,222,574 1.5%
Hydrocortisone 3,139,817 1.4%
Ketorolac Tromethamine 3,085,293 1.4%
Nystatin 2,806,963 1.3%
Clobetasol Propionate 2,652,283 1.2%
Erythromycin 2,552,822 1.2%
Mometasone 2,464,821 1.1%
Estrogens, Conjugated 2,436,387 1.1%
Cyclosporine 2,323,787 1.1%
Lidocaine 2,225,382 1%
Ofloxacin 2,164,888 1%
Azelastine Hydrochloride 2,047,699 0.9%
Ipratropium 2,023,254 0.9%
Dorzolamide Hydrochloride; Timolol Maleate 1,950,346 0.9%
Betamethasone 1,920,813 0.9%
Sodium Fluoride 1,758,374 0.8%
Polymyxin B Sulfate; Trimethoprim Sulfate 1,703,424 0.8%
Bromfenac Sodium; Prednisolone Acetate; Gatifloxacin 1,638,403 0.8%
Sodium 1,628,347 0.8%
Bimatoprost 1,578,329 0.7%
Travoprost 1,561,304 0.7%
Chlorhexidine 1,361,682 0.6%
Olopatadine 1,311,453 0.6%
Tretinoin 1,264,213 0.6%
Dexamethasone; Neomycin Sulfate; Polymyxin B Sulfate 1,261,713 0.6%
Betamethasone Dipropionate; Clotrimazole 1,197,968 0.6%
Ciclopirox 1,158,717 0.5%
Dorzolamide Hydrochloride 1,158,075 0.5%
Fluocinonide 1,093,906 0.5%
Difluprednate 1,043,954 0.5%
Fluorouracil 962,006 0.4%
Tacrolimus 940,803 0.4%
Moxifloxacin 926,201 0.4%
Tobramycin 911,775 0.4%
Loteprednol Etabonate 824,256 0.4%
Polymyxin B; Neomycin; Bacitracin Zinc 817,223 0.4%
Adapalene 813,116 0.4%
Bromfenac Sodium 743,397 0.3%
Clotrimazole 736,505 0.3%
Dexamethasone; Tobramycin 727,206 0.3%
Lifitegrast 670,124 0.3%
Benzoyl Peroxide 639,004 0.3%
Nystatin; Triamcinolone Acetonide 579,284 0.3%
Ketotifen Fumarate 567,472 0.3%
Silver Sulfadiazine 563,890 0.3%
Dapsone 538,539 0.2%
Nepafenac 519,404 0.2%
Ammonium Lactate 509,630 0.2%
Polyethylene Glycol 400; Propylene Glycol 491,967 0.2%
Imiquimod 483,191 0.2%
Calcipotriene 474,861 0.2%
Desonide 430,524 0.2%
Besifloxacin 430,227 0.2%
Gentamicin 422,188 0.2%
Permethrin 390,232 0.2%
Azelastine; Fluticasone 363,053 0.2%
Carboxymethylcellulose 323,798 0.1%
Clindamycin; Benzoyl Peroxide 213,546 0.1%
Polyvinyl Alcohol 170,964 0.1%
Ivermectin 130,796 0.1%
Trimethoprim 96,945 0%
Perfluoropolymethylisopropyl Ether; Polytetrafluoroethylene 72,961 0%
Adapalene; Benzoyl Peroxide 68,070 0%
Docosanol 58,969 0%
Salicylic Acid 58,809 0%
Avobenzone; Octocrylene; Ensulizole 52,180 0%
Propylene Glycol 46,550 0%
Lidocaine Patch 40,534 0%
Mineral Oil; Petrolatum 36,730 0%
Petrolatum 34,439 0%
Spinosad 30,812 0%
Hydrogen Peroxide 30,200 0%
Polyvinyl Alcohol; Povidone 27,476 0%
Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride 22,103 0%
Malathion 19,215 0%
Light Mineral Oil; Mineral Oil 18,231 0%
Lidocaine 5% 16,086 0%
Hypromellose 2910 (4000 Mpa.S) 15,966 0%
Povidone Iodine 15,882 0%
Neomycin; Polymyxin B; Hydrocortisone 10,381 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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