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 206 -
2005 152  54
2006 136  16
2007 128  8
2008 110  18
2009 96  14
Year Rank Change
2010 129  33
2011 115  14
2012 111  4
2013 91  20
2014 84  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)
Ciprofloxacin (this drug) 9,312,320
Ofloxacin 1,598,453
Moxifloxacin Hydrochloride 1,414,887
Besifloxacin 410,527

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
  • Cipro
  • Cipro IN Dextrose 5% IN Plastic Container
  • Cipro IN Sodium Chloride 0.9% IN Plastic Container
  • Ciprofloxacin IN Dextrose 5%
  • Ciprofloxacin IN Dextrose 5% IN Plastic Container
  • Otiprio
  • Cetraxal
  • Ciloxan
  • Proquin XR
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride
  • Ciprofloxacin

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Quinolone Antimicrobial
Initial FDA approval date: 10/22/1987
First FDA applicant: Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc
First dosage form: Tablet (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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