Pennsylvania: This is the Most Prescribed Medicine in the State
Pretty much everyone in America is or has been on a prescription medication at some point in their lives. So, which prescription mediations are the most prescribed in Pennsylvania? It’s an interesting list.
SingleCare has put out a study naming the most popular prescription drugs in America. “In 2022, SingleCare provided discounts on the prescriptions that people need across the United States for a variety of chronic and acute conditions, from anxiety and asthma to ADHD and erectile dysfunction,” they state.
What’s crazy is that more than 20 states have the same No. 1 Rx. It’s not what you might expect, either. It’s vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin. I’m shocked, because to me, vitamin D isn’t really a medicine. According to SingleCare, “About 42% of Americans are deficient in the essential vitamin. Responsible for keeping our bones strong and our immune systems robust, vitamin D mostly comes through our diet and sunlight. It’s so important to our health, providers often prescribe the supplement when levels are low.” It sounds like a very important vitamin to consume.
So, which mediation is No. 1 in Pennsylvania? Just like those 20 states, it’s vitamin D. Vitamin D is crucial for bone health, cognitive health and even possibly cancer prevention. Dr. Gray told SingleCare, “Vitamin D is also known as the sunshine vitamin because it is produced when skin is exposed to sunlight. The increase in vitamin D deficiency has been associated with the rise in use of technology, where people do not spend enough time outdoors.” Other popular medications around America are Albuterol HFA (ProAir HFA), Alprazolam (Xanax), Ibuprofen (Advil), Levothyroxine (Synthroid), Lisinopril (Prinivil) Find the full list of the most popular medications in America here.