TABLE 2

Predicted top selling drugs in 2018#

RankDrugBrandCompanyDrug classSales $ bn
1Fluticasone propionate/salmeterolSeretide/AdvairGlaxoSmithKlineICS/LABA5.2
2Budesonide/formoterolSymbicortAstraZencaICS/LABA2.8
3Vilanterol/umeclidiniumAnoroGlaxoSmithKlineLABA/LAMA2.1
4Fluticasone furoate/vilanterolBreo/RelvarGlaxoSmithKlineICS/LABA2.1
5SalbutamolVentolinGlaxoSmithKlineSABA1.1
6Fluticasone propionateFlixotide/FloventGlaxoSmithKlineICS1.1
7Indacaterol/glycopyrroniumUltibroNovartisLABA/LAMA0.95
8UmeclidiniumGlaxoSmithKlineLAMA0.76
9MontelukastSingulairMerckLTRA0.70
10OmalizumabXolairRocheAnti-IgE0.69
  • ICS: inhaled corticosteroid; LABA: long-acting β2-adrenergic agonist; LAMA: long-acting muscarinic antagonist; SABA: short-acting β2-agonist; LTRA: leukotriene receptor antagonists. #: excluding Boehringer Ingelheim. Reproduced from [5].