Naproxen

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 54 -
2005 65  11
2006 66  1
2007 56  10
2008 64  8
2009 69  5
Year Rank Change
2010 57  12
2011 56  1
2012 57  1
2013 65  8
2014 59  6

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)
Meloxicam 21,630,829
Naproxen (this drug) 14,371,093
Diclofenac 9,162,791
Celecoxib 7,283,823
Nabumetone 2,707,027
Indomethacin 2,039,366
Ketorolac Tromethamine 1,819,055
Aspirin; Dipyridamole 1,591,737
Etodolac 1,480,777
Hydrocodone Bitartrate; Ibuprofen 1,005,277
Sulindac 794,679
Nepafenac 736,764
Bromfenac Sodium 655,782
Oxaprozin 513,785
Piroxicam 388,981
Diclofenac Sodium; Misoprostol 253,817
Flurbiprofen 148,110
Ketoprofen 75,471

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
  • EC-naprosyn
  • Naprosyn
  • Aleve
  • Anaprox
  • Anaprox DS
  • Naprelan
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Naproxen Sodium
  • Naproxen

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Atnahs Pharma Us Ltd
First dosage form: Tablet (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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