Chlorhexidine

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 329 -
2005 340  11
2006 317  23
2007 326  9
2008 283  43
2009 348  65
Year Rank Change
2010 310  38
2011 307  3
2012 277  30
2013 326  49
2014 280  46
2015 291  11

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 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
  • Bioscrub
  • Brian Care
  • Chg Scrub
  • Cida-stat
  • Dyna-hex
  • E-z Scrub
  • Exidine
  • Hibiclens
  • Hibistat
  • Microderm
  • Paroex
  • Peridex
  • Periochip
  • Periogard
  • Pharmaseal Scrub Care
  • Prevacare R
  • Steri-stat
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Chlorhexidine Acetate
  • Chlorhexidine Gluconate
  • Chlorhexidine

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): N/A
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Otc
First dosage form: Solution (topical)

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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