Prevalent Respiratory Disorders

Based on the mechanisms of action of respiratory drugs in the Top 300 Prescription Drugs of 2017 dispensed by U.S. community pharmacies in 2014, the most common respiratory disorders encountered in an ambulatory patient population include allergic rhinitis; asthma; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema; and sneezing and coughing, often associated with the above and other diagnoses.2,3