Top 10 selling prescription medications in the US

Top 10 Selling Prescription Medications In The US

“A prescription drug is a pharmaceutical medicine that legally requires a medical prescription to be dispensed.”

According to the IMS Health firm data on the top 100 prescriptions and sales from April 2014 through March 2015,

“The Synthroid – a thyroid drug continues to be the US most-prescribed medication and Humira has the highest sales.”

Humira is a medication used to treat a variety of conditions including arthritis and Crohn’s disease where Synthroid (levothyroxine) is used to treat hypothyroidism or underactive thyroid disease.

Humira (adalimumab) overtook last year’s best-seller position of medicine, Abilify (aripiprazole).

The top 10 prescribed medications in the US are:

  • Synthroid (levothyroxine), 21.5 million
  • Crestor (rosuvastatin), 21.4 million
  • Ventolin HFA (albuterol), 18.2 million
  • Nexium (esomeprazole), 15.2 million
  • Advair Diskus (fluticasone), 13.7 million
  • Lantus Solostar (insulin glargine), 10.9 million
  • Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine), 10.4 million
  • Lyrica (pregabalin), 10.0 million
  • Spiriva Handihaler (tiotropium), 9.6 million
  • Januvia (sitagliptin), 9.1 million

The top 10 selling medications in the US are:

  • Humira (adalimumab), $8.2 billion
  • Abilify (aripiprazole), $7.9 billion
  • Sovaldi (sofosbuvir), $6.9 billion
  • Crestor (rosuvastatin), $5.9 billion
  • Enbrel (etanercept), $5.9 billion
  • Harvoni (ledipasvir and sofosbuvir), $5.3 billion
  • Nexium (esomeprazole), $5.3 billion
  • Advair Diskus (fluticasone), $4.7 billion
  • Lantus Solostar (insulin glargine), $4.7 billion
  • Remicade (infliximab), $4.6 billion

You can get the complete list of the top 100 recommended as well as selling prescription medicines on Medscape.

We know these prescription medicines can burn a hole in your pocket. Don’t forget that you can save money on prescription medicines by using Wise Rx prescription discount card. The Wise Rx free discount card offers discount up to 85% on generic as well as branded medicines. Our card is accepted at more than 65,000 pharmacies in the US. You can easily download the free Rx card from here!

If you have any queries related to Wise Rx prescription card, do let us know in the comment section below.


Leave a Comment