Most frequently used medicines among youth in the Netherlands 2015

The statistic illustrates the most frequently used medicines among youth in the Netherlands in 2015. As of 2015, contraception pills were the most frequently used medicines by youth aged between 12 to 17 years old, with roughly 126,000 users. Methylphenidate, a medicine used for the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), had approximately 73,000 users, whereas Desloratadine, a medicine used to treat allergies, had roughly 9,000 users less than Methylphenidate.

Most frequently used medicines among youth in the Netherlands in 2015*

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Source

Release date

December 2016

Region

Netherlands

Survey time period

2015

Age group

12-17 years old

Supplementary notes

* Figures concern only medicines which are covered by a basic insurance.

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