Persons with dispensed medicines; origin

Persons with dispensed medicines; origin

Sex Age Origin Medicine group (ATC) Periods Persons with medicines, relative (%) Defined daily doses (DDD), relative (number per 1 000 persons)
Total male and female Total age Total Total 2021* 63.33 513,297
Total male and female Total age Total A Alimentary tract and metabolism 2021* 24.94 119,910
Total male and female Total age Total A01 Stomatological preparations 2021* 0.32 13
Total male and female Total age Total A01A Stomatological preparations 2021* 0.32 13
Total male and female Total age Total A02 Drugs for acid related disorders 2021* 12.78 46,309
Total male and female Total age Total A02A Antacids 2021* 0.00 1
Total male and female Total age Total A02B Drugs for peptic ulcer and gord 2021* 12.78 46,308
Total male and female Total age Total A02X Oth. drugs for acid related disord. 2021* 0.00 0
Total male and female Total age Total A03 Drugs for funct.gastrointest.disord. 2021* 2.13 1,275
Total male and female Total age Total A03A Drugs for functional bowel disord. 2021* 0.53 961
Total male and female Total age Total A03B Belladonna and derivatives, plain 2021* 0.03 4
Total male and female Total age Total A03C Antispasmodics with psycholeptics 2021* 0.00 0
Total male and female Total age Total A03D Antispasmodics with analgesics 2021* 0.00 0
Total male and female Total age Total A03E Antispasmodics and anticholinergics 2021* 0.00 0
Total male and female Total age Total A03F Propulsives 2021* 1.64 311
Total male and female Total age Total A04 Antiemetics and antinauseants 2021* 0.61 64
Total male and female Total age Total A04A Antiemetics and antinauseants 2021* 0.61 64
Total male and female Total age Total A05 Bile and liver therapy 2021* 0.09 271
Total male and female Total age Total A05A Bile therapy 2021* 0.09 271
Total male and female Total age Total A05B Liver therapy, lipotropics 2021* 0.00 0
Total male and female Total age Total A05C Bile therapy drugs and lipotropics 2021* 0.00 0
Total male and female Total age Total A06 Laxatives 2021* 8.56 8,107
Total male and female Total age Total A06A Laxatives 2021* 8.56 8,107
Total male and female Total age Total A07 Anti diarr/intest/infl/infect.agents 2021* 1.20 4,091
Total male and female Total age Total A07A Intestinal antiinfectives 2021* 0.59 74
Total male and female Total age Total A07B Intestinal adsorbents 2021* 0.00 0
Total male and female Total age Total A07C Electrolytes with carbohydrates 2021* 0.00
Total male and female Total age Total A07D Antipropulsives 2021* 0.13 116
Total male and female Total age Total A07E Intestinal antiinflammatory agents 2021* 0.50 3,901
Total male and female Total age Total A07F Antidiarrheal microorganisms 2021* 0.00 0
Total male and female Total age Total A07X Other antidiarrheals 2021* 0.00 0
Total male and female Total age Total A08 Antiobesity prep. excl.diet products 2021* 0.00 0
Total male and female Total age Total A08A Antiobesity prep.excl.diet products 2021* 0.00 0
Total male and female Total age Total A09 Digestives, incl. enzymes 2021* 0.11 311
Total male and female Total age Total A09A Digestives, incl. enzymes 2021* 0.11 311
Total male and female Total age Total A10 Drugs used in diabetes 2021* 4.74 28,337
Total male and female Total age Total A10A Insulins and analogues 2021* 1.59 8,166
Total male and female Total age Total A10B Blood glucose lowering drugs, excl. 2021* 4.14 20,171
Total male and female Total age Total A10X Other drugs used in diabetes 2021* 0.00 0
Total male and female Total age Total A11 Vitamins 2021* 5.58 21,981
Total male and female Total age Total A11A Multivitamins, combinations 2021* 0.00 0
Total male and female Total age Total A11B Multivitamins, plain 2021* 0.00 0
Total male and female Total age Total A11C Vit A and D, incl.combin.of the two 2021* 5.58 21,972
Total male and female Total age Total A11D Vitamin B1,and with vit. B6 and B12 2021* 0.01 3
Total male and female Total age Total A11E Vitamin B-complex, incl. combinat. 2021* 0.00 0
Total male and female Total age Total A11G Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) + combin. 2021* 0.00 6
Total male and female Total age Total A11H Other plain vitamin preparations 2021* 0.00 0
Total male and female Total age Total A11J Other vitamin products + combinat. 2021* 0.00 0
Total male and female Total age Total A12 Mineral supplements 2021* 3.33 9,102
Total male and female Total age Total A12A Calcium 2021* 3.17 8,940
Total male and female Total age Total A12B Potassium 2021* 0.16 132
Total male and female Total age Total A12C Other mineral supplements 2021* 0.04 30
Total male and female Total age Total A13 Tonics 2021* 0.00 0
Total male and female Total age Total A13A Tonics 2021* 0.00 0
Total male and female Total age Total A14 Anabolic agents for systemic use 2021* 0.00 4
Total male and female Total age Total A14A Anabolic steroids 2021* 0.00 4
Total male and female Total age Total A14B Other anabolic agents 2021* 0.00 0
Total male and female Total age Total A15 Appetite stimulants 2021* 0.00 0
Total male and female Total age Total A16 Other aliment.tract/metabol.products 2021* 0.02 44
Total male and female Total age Total A16A Oth.aliment.tract and metabol.prod. 2021* 0.02 44
Total male and female Total age Total B Blood and blood forming organs 2021* 13.12 51,529
Total male and female Total age Total B01 Antithrombotic agents 2021* 10.61 32,579
Total male and female Total age Total B01A Antithrombotic agents 2021* 10.61 32,579
Total male and female Total age Total B02 Antihemorrhagics 2021* 0.28 63
Total male and female Total age Total B02A Antifibrinolytics 2021* 0.18 38
Total male and female Total age Total B02B Vitamin k and other hemostatics 2021* 0.09 25
Total male and female Total age Total B03 Antianemic preparations 2021* 3.31 18,882
Total male and female Total age Total B03A Iron preparations 2021* 1.72 737
Total male and female Total age Total B03B Vitamin B12 and folic acid 2021* 1.71 17,842
Total male and female Total age Total B03X Other antianemic preparations 2021* 0.08 303
Total male and female Total age Total B05 Blood substitutes / perfus.solutions 2021* 0.26 4
Total male and female Total age Total B05A Blood and related products 2021* 0.00 0
Total male and female Total age Total B05B Intravenous solutions 2021* 0.25 4
Total male and female Total age Total B05C Irrigating solutions 2021* 0.00
Total male and female Total age Total B05D Peritoneal dialytics 2021* 0.00 0
Total male and female Total age Total B05X Intravenous solution additives 2021* 0.01
Total male and female Total age Total B05Z Hemodialytics and hemofiltrates 2021* 0.00 0
Total male and female Total age Total B06 Other hematological agents 2021* 0.00 0
Total male and female Total age Total B06A Other hematological agents 2021* 0.00 0
Total male and female Total age Total C Cardiovascular system 2021* 21.32 164,579
Total male and female Total age Total C01 Cardiac therapy 2021* 2.47 5,364
Total male and female Total age Total C01A Cardiac glycosides 2021* 0.46 669
Total male and female Total age Total C01B Antiarrhythmics, class I and III 2021* 0.39 899
Total male and female Total age Total C01C Cardiac stimulants excl. glycosides 2021* 0.29 5
Total male and female Total age Total C01D Vasodilators used in card. diseases 2021* 1.41 3,604
Total male and female Total age Total C01E Other cardiac preparations 2021* 0.07 187
Total male and female Total age Total C02 Antihypertensives 2021* 0.32 1,265
Total male and female Total age Total C02A Antiadren.agents, centrally acting 2021* 0.06 225
Total male and female Total age Total C02B Antiadren.agents, ganglion-blocking 2021* 0.00 0
Total male and female Total age Total C02C Antiadren.agents, peripher. acting 2021* 0.24 998
Total male and female Total age Total C02D Arteriolar smooth muscle agents 2021* 0.00 5
Total male and female Total age Total C02K Other antihypertensives 2021* 0.01 38
Total male and female Total age Total C02L Antihypertensives/diuretics combin. 2021* 0.00 0
Total male and female Total age Total C02N Combinations of antihypertensives.. 2021* 0.00 0
Total male and female Total age Total C03 Diuretics 2021* 6.03 16,119
Total male and female Total age Total C03A Low-ceiling diuretics, thiazides 2021* 3.42 6,768
Total male and female Total age Total C03B Low-ceiling diuret.,excl. thiazides 2021* 0.38 810
Total male and female Total age Total C03C High-ceiling diuretics 2021* 2.00 7,019
Total male and female Total age Total C03D Potassium-sparing agents 2021* 1.17 1,273
Total male and female Total age Total C03E Diuretics/potassium-sparing agents 2021* 0.14 250
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Dataset is not available.


This table contains figures on the absolute number of persons to whom in the year concerned medicines were dispensed for which the costs are reimbursed under the statutory basic medical insurance. Also, the number of dispensed defined daily doses (DDDs) are presented. The figures are also expressed as a percentage of the total population in the category concerned. The population includes everybody registered in the Basic Registration of Persons (BRP) and living in the Netherlands at some point in the year concerned. Until 2010 the figures also included medicines dispensed to persons registered in the BRP, but no longer resident in the Netherlands.
Medicines provided to persons in hospitals and nursing homes are not included; medicines provided in residential homes for the elderly are included.

Data are broken down by medicine group, origin, age and sex.

Data available from 2020.

Status of the figures:
All figures are provisional.

Changes as of 21 April, 2023:
Some descriptions of origin and the default presentation have been adapted.

When will new figures be published?
New figures will be published in the last quarter of 2023.

Description topics

Persons with medicines, relative
Number of persons to whom medicines are dispensed in the year concerned that are reimbursed under the statutory basic medical insurance, expressed as a percentage of the total population of the category concerned registered in the Basic Registration of Persons (BRP) in that year.
Defined daily doses (DDD), relative
Defined Daily Dose (DDD) is de door de WHO vastgestelde gemiddelde dagelijkse dosis van een geneesmiddel, wanneer het geneesmiddel wordt ingezet voor de hoofdindicatie, bij een onderhoudsbehandeling voor volwassenen. Deze definitie maakt het mogelijk om het gebruik van verschillende toedieningsvormen en verschillende middelen met elkaar te vergelijken.

WHO: World Health Organisation, Wereldgezondheidsorganisatie