Erythromycin

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 195 -
2005 221  26
2006 212  9
2007 191  21
2008 208  17
2009 289  81
Year Rank Change
2010 287  2
2011 343  56
2012 297  46
2013 251  46
2014 269  18

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)
Azithromycin 31,988,786
Erythromycin (this drug) 1,767,796
Clarithromycin 941,228

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
  • A/T/S
  • Akne-mycin
  • C-solve-2
  • E-base
  • E-glades
  • E-mycin
  • E-solve 2
  • Emgel
  • Ery-tab
  • Eryc
  • Eryc 125
  • Eryc Sprinkles
  • Erycette
  • Eryderm
  • Erygel
  • Erymax
  • Erythra-derm
  • Erythro-statin
  • Ilotycin
  • Pce
  • R-p Mycin
  • Robimycin
  • Sansac
  • Staticin
  • T-stat
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Erythromycin

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Macrolide, Macrolide Antimicrobial
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Mayne Pharma International Pty Ltd
First dosage form: Capsule, Delayed Rel Pellets (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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