Top U.S. pharma products by prescriptions 2018

This statistic shows the top 20 pharmaceutical products by prescriptions in the United States in 2018. There were some 68 million prescriptions for the pharmaceutical product acetaminophen/hydrocodone that year in the United States. The most prescribed medicines in the U.S. are also among the top generic drugs.

Top 20 U.S. pharma products by dispensed prescriptions in 2018

Prescriptions dispensed in millions
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Source

Release date

May 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

All figures are rounded. Includes prescriptions and insulins dispensed through chain and independent pharmacies, food store pharmacies, mail service pharmacies, and long-term care facilities. Excludes OTC. QuintilesIMS routinely updates its national audits, which may result in changes to previously reported market size and growth rates. Prescriptions are not adjusted for length of therapy; 90-day and 30-day prescriptions are both counted as one prescription. Table shows leading active-ingredients or fixed combinations of ingredients and includes both branded and generic products.

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