Pantoprazole with 850,000 users newcomer in the top 10.
This reduces platelet aggregation inhibitor is aspirin, which with 800,000 users just comes in place 11. As in 2015 has colecalciferol (vitamin D3) also in 2016, the largest increase in the number of users. It took 140,000 increased to 960,000. The years increasing number of users of colecalciferol is due to the changed perspective on the treatment of osteoporosis, which is the end of 2012 is recorded in the NHG standard Fracture Prevention. However, it is questionable whether this growth continues as the Minister’s decision this spring to flow the way, in accordance with the opinion of the Netherlands Institute for Care, from the GVS. At the same time the minister makes a decision about the outflow of other prescription vitamins, minerals and 1000mg paracetamol. SFK spent here earlier attention to the Pharmaceutical Weekly in week 47 of 2016.
The list of drugs with the most user says nothing about the extent to which users are using the drug in question. Diclofenac and amoxicillin are usually short-term use by an average of respectively 33 and 10 standaarddagdoseringen (DDD) per user per year. Antacid omeprazole is often used chronically. This is reflected in an average use of 380 DDD per user per year.
This number comes exceeds the number of days in a year as the average daily dose is higher than the standaarddagdosering established by the WHO. This is partly due to an increase in the recommended dosage after WHO has once established DDD. Based on volume omeprazole with 444 million DDD’s the most widely used drug in 2016.