Budesonide; Formoterol

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
2007 433 -
2008 333  100
2009 200  133
2010 144  56
Year Rank Change
2011 145  1
2012 134  11
2013 89  45
2014 82  7
2015 94  12

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)
Albuterol 49,747,147
Fluticasone 26,484,229
Fluticasone Propionate; Salmeterol Xinafoate 17,082,574
Budesonide; Formoterol (this drug) 8,320,958
Methylprednisolone 5,718,028
Mometasone 5,409,888
Albuterol Sulfate; Ipratropium Bromide 4,970,382
Prednisolone 4,835,311
Hydrocortisone 4,725,931
Budesonide 4,265,796
Clobetasol Propionate 3,005,123
Beclomethasone 2,797,062
Betamethasone Dipropionate; Clotrimazole 1,731,381
Dexamethasone 1,617,075
Betamethasone 1,448,788
Levalbuterol 1,159,219
Fluocinonide 1,139,211
Loteprednol Etabonate 1,079,833
Desonide 1,041,757
Neomycin; Polymyxin B; Hydrocortisone 651,318
Fluorometholone 518,610
Fluocinolone Acetonide 488,985
Desoximetasone 471,680
Dexamethasone; Neomycin Sulfate; Polymyxin B Sulfate 466,524
Dexamethasone; Tobramycin 453,877
Hydrocortisone; Pramoxine 72,614
Hydrocortisone Valerate 4,594

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: Rx
First dosage form: Aerosol, Metered (inhalation)

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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