Neomycin; Polymyxin B; Hydrocortisone

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 408 -
2005 386  22
2006 430  44
2007 429  1
2008 422  7
2009 358  64
Year Rank Change
2010 366  8
2011 352  14
2012 288  64
2013 263  25
2014 230  33

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)
Fluticasone 30,573,156
Fluticasone Propionate; Salmeterol Xinafoate 16,419,775
Budesonide; Formoterol 10,150,635
Mometasone 6,652,179
Hydrocortisone 5,157,370
Prednisolone 5,012,934
Methylprednisolone 4,109,314
Budesonide 3,808,496
Clobetasol Propionate 3,749,795
Beclomethasone 3,283,292
Neomycin; Polymyxin B; Hydrocortisone (this drug) 2,625,283
Fluocinonide 1,776,777
Desonide 1,458,582
Dexamethasone 1,278,183
Betamethasone 1,212,593
Loteprednol Etabonate 999,268
Tobramycin 932,325
Flunisolide 827,233
Betamethasone Dipropionate; Clotrimazole 770,802
Dexamethasone; Tobramycin 687,024
Fluocinolone Acetonide 621,121
Desoximetasone 543,622
Polymyxin B Sulfate; Trimethoprim Sulfate 458,099
Gentamicin 356,741

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
  • Cortisporin
  • Neomycin And Polymyxin B Sulfates And Hydrocortisone
  • Neomycin Sulfate, Polymyxin B Sulfate & Hydrocortisone
  • Neomycin Sulfate-polymyxin B Sulfate-hydrocortisone
  • Oticair
  • Otobione
  • Otocort
  • Pediotic
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Hydrocortisone Acetate; Neomycin Sulfate; Polymyxin B Sulfate
  • Hydrocortisone; Neomycin Sulfate; Polymyxin B Sulfate
  • Hydrocortisone; Neomycin; Polymyxin B
  • Neomycin; Polymyxin B; Hydrocortisone

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Aminoglycoside Antibacterial, Polymyxin-class Antibacterial, Corticosteroid
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Monarch Pharmaceuticals Inc
First dosage form: Suspension/Drops (ophthalmic)

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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