Year in Review: Top 20 community medicines by number of funded prescriptions dispensed

Ranking Medicine Therapeutic Group 2019/20
1 Paracetamol Analgesics 2,880,000
2 Atorvastatin Cardiovascular 1,530,000
3 Omeprazole Alimentary 1,480,000
4 Aspirin Antithrombotic Agents 1,140,000
5 Amoxicillin Anti-infectives 1,040,000
6 Ibuprofen Analgesics 1,030,000
7 Metoprolol succinate Cardiovascular 950,000
8 Salbutamol Respiratory 940,000
9 Cilazapril Cardiovascular 840,000
10 Colecalciferol Musculoskeletal 840,000
11 Prednisone Hormones 670,000
12 Levothyroxine Hormones 640,000
13 Metformin hydrochloride Diabetes 610,000
14 Zopiclone Nervous System 590,000
15 Loratadine  Antihistamines 560,000
16 Cetirizine hydrochloride Antihistamines 560,000
17 Amoxicillin with clavulanic acid Anti-infectives 560,000
18 Fluticasone propionate Respiratory 510,000
19 Codeine phosphate Analgesics 510,000
20 Docusate sodium with sennosides Laxatives 510,000
    Totals 18,390,000