Amoxicillin

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2004 - 2014

Number of Prescriptions Over Time (2004 - 2014)

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 15 -
2005 13  2
2006 13 0
2007 16  3
2008 16 0
2009 16 0
Year Rank Change
2010 21  5
2011 23  2
2012 24  1
2013 22  2
2014 25  3

Patient Out-Of-Pocket Cost Over Time (2004 - 2014)

"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 (2014)
Amoxicillin (this drug) 27,585,663
Amoxicillin; Clavulanate Potassium 6,733,527
Ampicillin 504,175

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
  • Amoxicillin Pediatric
  • Amoxil
  • Dispermox
  • Larotid
  • Moxatag
  • Polymox
  • Trimox
  • Utimox
  • Wymox
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Amoxicillin

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Penicillin-class Antibacterial
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: American Antibiotics Inc
First dosage form: Capsule (oral)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2004-2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 17.0. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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