Leading hypnotics and anxiolytics dispensed in England 2018, by items

This statistic displays the leading ten dispensed hypnotics and anxiolytics in England, in 2018, by number of items. In this year, Zopiclone was the most popular prescribed anxiolytic at approximately 5.3 million items.

Leading dispensed hypnotics and anxiolytics in England in 2018, by number of items

2017
Zopiclone6925,303
Diazepam5315,043
Lorazepam1721,083
Temazepam96998
Melatonin66974
Zolpidem Tartrate663
Nitrazepam475
Buspirone Hydrochloride177
Oxazepam85
Chlordiazepoxide Hydrochloride57
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Sources

Release date

March 2019

Region

United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

2018

Age group

Supplementary notes

Includes hypnotics used to treat insomnia and anxiolytics. Benzodiazepines are the most commonly used type of these drugs they are recommended for short term use only.

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