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Data from the 2014 Urgent Care Chart Survey of 150 million visits by patients to more than 800 different urgent care clinics, conducted by the Journal of Urgent Care Medicine, reveal that the top three most-prescribed medications at U.S. urgent care centers were, in descending order:

  • Zithromax (azithromycin), for 12.12% of visits
  • Amoxil (amoxicillin), for 8.25% of visits
  • Deltasone (prednisone), for 7.07% of visits

The top 20 medications are shown here. We will report on the next 20 most-prescribed in another issue.
The survey’s methodology and data abstraction forms were initially designed in 2008 by researcher Robin M. Weinick, PhD, then an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and a senior scientist at the Institute for Health Policy at Massachusetts General Hospital, and now associate director of RAND Health.


Top 20 Medications Prescribed