Ofloxacin

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 341 -
2005 368  27
2006 321  47
2007 323  2
2008 458  135
2009 402  56
Year Rank Change
2010 449  47
2011 413  36
2012 351  62
2013 305  46
2014 282  23
2015 305  23

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)
Ciprofloxacin 8,422,548
Ofloxacin (this drug) 1,307,430
Moxifloxacin 864,456
Besifloxacin 258,920

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
  • Floxin
  • Floxin IN Dextrose 5%
  • Floxin IN Dextrose 5% IN Plastic Container
  • Floxin Otic
  • Ocuflox
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Ofloxacin

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Quinolone Antimicrobial
Initial FDA approval date: 12/28/1990
First FDA applicant: Discn
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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