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.
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