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 70 -
2005 81  11
2006 75  6
2007 67  8
2008 54  13
2009 45  9
Year Rank Change
2010 45 0
2011 46  1
2012 42  4
2013 44  2
2014 51  7
2015 62  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 Name Total Prescriptions (2015)
Fenofibrate (this drug) 13,988,395
Pioglitazone Hydrochloride 5,802,593
Gemfibrozil 4,326,858

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
  • Antara (Micronized)
  • Fenofibrate (Micronized)
  • Fenoglide
  • Lipidil
  • Lipofen
  • Tricor
  • Tricor (Micronized)
  • Triglide
  • Fibricor
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Fenofibric Acid
  • Fenofibrate

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Peroxisome Proliferator Receptor alpha Agonist
Initial FDA approval date: 12/31/1993
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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