Cefdinir

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 230 -
2005 185  45
2006 175  10
2007 194  19
2008 226  32
2009 196  30
Year Rank Change
2010 200  4
2011 218  18
2012 230  12
2013 234  4
2014 244  10
2015 224  20

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)
Cephalexin 7,136,941
Cefdinir (this drug) 2,466,455
Cefuroxime 628,936

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
  • Omnicef
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Cefdinir Monohydrate
  • Cefdinir

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Cephalosporin Antibacterial
Initial FDA approval date: 12/4/1997
First FDA applicant: Discn
First dosage form: Capsule (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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