Florida: Most Prescribed Medicine (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Pretty much everyone in America is or has been on a prescription medication at some point in their lives. So, which prescription medications are the most prescribed in Florida? 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.” 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.”

Florida: Most Prescribed Medicine

So, which mediation is No. 1 in Florida? It’s a very common one: Amoxicillin (Amoxil). The study states that “Amoxicillin is commonly prescribed to treat bacterial infections such as skin infections, urinary tract infections, lower respiratory tract infections, and ear, nose, and throat infections, according to Erika Gray, Pharm.D., the chief medical officer and co-founder of Toolbox Genomics. If your child has ever been prescribed a pink, bubble-gum flavored liquid antibiotic, that’s amoxicillin.” They add that, “It’s a favorite among pediatricians because of its low cost and minimal side effects.” Find the Florida most prescribed medicine analysist and the full list of the most popular medications in America here.

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