Acetaminophen; Butalbital

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2005 - 2015

Number of Prescriptions Over Time (2005 - 2015)

Rank of Top Drugs Over Time

"Rank" refers to the frequency that a given medication is prescribed within a calendar year compared to all other medications. A rank of "4" would indicate that the medication was the fourth most commonly prescribed medication.

Year Rank Change
2004 227 -
2005 230  3
2006 244  14
2007 255  11
2008 278  23
2009 294  16
Year Rank Change
2010 255  39
2011 234  21
2012 194  40
2013 195  1
2014 242  47
2015 210  32

Patient Out-Of-Pocket Cost Over Time (2005 - 2015)

"Out-of-pocket" cost refers to the payment made by the patient (either cash price or the copay amount). This value does not include reimbursement from a third party payer (eg, Medicare or private insurance) and does not represent the total drug cost.

Usage Statistics of Related Drugs

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2015)
Acetaminophen; Butalbital (this drug) 2,705,912

Drug Synonyms

Drug synonyms are used during the sanitation and standardization process of "cleaning" the original data source (MEPS). Occassionally, brand names may be listed below that are no longer on the market or are very infrequently used.

Brand Name Synonyms
  • Allzital
  • Bancap
  • Bucet
  • Butalbital And Acetaminophen
  • Butapap
  • Phrenilin
  • Phrenilin Forte
  • Sedapap
  • Tencon
  • Triaprin
  • Anoquan
  • Butalbital, Acetaminophen And Caffeine
  • Butalibital, Acetaminophen And Caffeine
  • Esgic
  • Esgic-plus
  • Femcet
  • Medigesic Plus
  • Triad
  • Butalbital, Acetaminophen, Caffeine And Codeine Phosphate
  • Fioricet W/ Codeine
  • Phrenilin With Caffeine And Codeine
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Acetaminophen; Butalbital; Caffeine
  • Butalbital; Acetaminophen
  • Acetaminophen; Butalbital

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Barbiturate
Initial FDA approval date: 10/19/1984
First FDA applicant: Discn
First dosage form: Tablet (oral)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2005-2015. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 18.0. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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