Mupirocin

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 295 -
2005 255  40
2006 271  16
2007 297  26
2008 291  6
2009 291 0
Year Rank Change
2010 314  23
2011 238  76
2012 221  17
2013 239  18
2014 216  23
2015 217  1

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)
Mupirocin (this drug) 2,660,708

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
  • Bactroban
  • Centany
  • Mupirocin
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Mupirocin Calcium
  • Mupirocin

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): RNA Synthetase Inhibitor Antibacterial
Initial FDA approval date: 12/31/1987
First FDA applicant: Discn
First dosage form: Ointment (topical)

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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