Most commonly used prescription drugs Australia 2018

In 2018, Atorvastatin was ranked first among all the subsidized and non-subsidized prescriptions drugs, with 71.34 defined daily doses per thousand population per day in Australia. Atorvastatin is a statin medication used to prevent cardiovascular disease.

Most commonly used prescription drugs in Australia in 2018

Number of prescriptions in DDD/1,000 population/day
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Source

Release date

December 2018

Region

Australia

Survey time period

year ended June 2018

Supplementary notes

Data includes prescriptions under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (RPBS) and non-subsidized drugs that are under co-payment.

All figures underlie the Defined Daily Doses (DDDs) unit of drug utilization. It is an international unit that makes data on drug consumption comparable. Figures are displayed in DDD, per thousand of the population, per day.

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