Fluconazole

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 189 -
2005 175  14
2006 195  20
2007 174  21
2008 165  9
2009 228  63
Year Rank Change
2010 226  2
2011 242  16
2012 209  33
2013 203  6
2014 172  31
2015 199  27

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)
Fluconazole (this drug) 3,023,610
Ketoconazole 2,119,367
Betamethasone Dipropionate; Clotrimazole 1,731,381
Clotrimazole 1,189,133
Econazole Nitrate 240,997
Miconazole 209,928

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
  • Diflucan
  • Diflucan IN Dextrose 5% IN Plastic Container
  • Diflucan IN Sodium Chloride 0.9%
  • Diflucan IN Sodium Chloride 0.9% IN Plastic Container
  • Fluconazole IN Dextrose 5% IN Plastic Container
  • Fluconazole IN Sodium Chloride 0.9%
  • Fluconazole IN Sodium Chloride 0.9% IN Plastic Container
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Fluconazole

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Azole Antifungal
Initial FDA approval date: 1/29/1990
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Tablet (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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