Diclofenac Sodium; Misoprostol

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 260 -
2005 291  31
2006 299  8
2007 320  21
2008 367  47
2009 487  120
Year Rank Change
2010 384  103
2011 347  37
2012 486  139
2013 391  95
2014 410  19
2015 256  154

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)
Meloxicam 22,292,808
Naproxen 12,546,896
Diclofenac 9,574,333
Celecoxib 6,573,509
Nabumetone 2,629,706
Diclofenac Sodium; Misoprostol (this drug) 1,960,635
Ketorolac Tromethamine 1,803,781
Indomethacin 1,565,330
Etodolac 1,304,234
Bromfenac Sodium 779,519
Sulindac 603,610
Piroxicam 258,408
Oxaprozin 203,948
Flurbiprofen 63,624
Ketoprofen 21,000

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
  • Arthrotec
  • Diclofenac Sodium And Misoprostol
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Diclofenac Sodium; Misoprostol

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug, Prostaglandin E1 Analog
Initial FDA approval date: 12/24/1997
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Tablet, Delayed Release (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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