Budesonide; Formoterol

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
2007 434 -
2008 334  100
2009 201  133
2010 144  57
Year Rank Change
2011 145  1
2012 134  11
2013 89  45
2014 82  7

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)
Albuterol 48,189,600
Fluticasone 30,573,156
Fluticasone Propionate; Salmeterol Xinafoate 16,419,775
Budesonide; Formoterol (this drug) 10,150,635
Mometasone 6,652,179
Hydrocortisone 5,157,370
Prednisolone 5,012,934
Albuterol Sulfate; Ipratropium Bromide 4,445,835
Methylprednisolone 4,109,314
Budesonide 3,808,496
Clobetasol Propionate 3,749,795
Beclomethasone 3,283,292
Neomycin; Polymyxin B; Hydrocortisone 2,625,283
Levalbuterol 2,186,010
Fluocinonide 1,776,777
Desonide 1,458,582
Dexamethasone 1,278,183
Betamethasone 1,212,593
Loteprednol Etabonate 999,268
Flunisolide 827,233
Betamethasone Dipropionate; Clotrimazole 770,802
Dexamethasone; Tobramycin 687,024
Fluocinolone Acetonide 621,121
Desoximetasone 543,622

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
  • Symbicort
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Budesonide; Formoterol Fumarate
  • Budesonide; Formoterol Fumarate Dihydrate
  • Budesonide; Formoterol

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Corticosteroid, beta2-Adrenergic Agonist
Initial FDA approval date: 7/21/2006
First FDA applicant: Astrazeneca Lp
First dosage form: Aerosol, Metered (inhalation)

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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