TABLE 2

Top Drug Molecules According to Number of Unique Pediatric Patients (Ages 0–17 Years) Who Received Prescriptions Dispensed From US Retail Pharmacies in 2010

Drug MoleculePediatric Patients (N)
Amoxicillin18 292 768
Azithromycin10 171 046
Albuterol7 343 063
Amoxicillin/clavulanate4 454 926
Cefdinir4 308 857
Cephalexin4 009 275
Fluticasone3 144 844
Prednisolone sodium phosphate2 932 124
Ibuprofen2 887 667
Montelukast2 629 494
Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim2 568 202
Codeine phosphate/acetaminophen1 993 396
Hydrocodone bitartrate/acetaminophen1 967 638
Mupirocin1 927 453
Nystatin1 892 573
Methylphenidate1 879 178
Dextromethorphan/phenylephrine/chlorpheniramine1 859 851
Mometasone1 859 475
Triamcinolone1 516 887
Prednisone1 466 328
Sodium fluoride1 393 819
Multivitamins with fluoride1 340 073
Amphetamine/dextroamphetamine1 237 154
Hydrocortisone1 179 002
Budesonide1 174 880
Ciprofloxacin/dexamethasone1 134 611
Promethazine1 107 342
Prednisolone1 106 900
Antipyrine/benzocaine1 027 768
Lisdexamfetamine1 022 442
  • Source: IMS Total Patient Tracker, year 2010; extracted April 2011.