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 342 -
2005 369  27
2006 322  47
2007 324  2
2008 459  135
2009 403  56
Year Rank Change
2010 449  46
2011 413  36
2012 351  62
2013 305  46
2014 282  23

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)
Ciprofloxacin 9,312,320
Ofloxacin (this drug) 1,598,453
Moxifloxacin Hydrochloride 1,414,887
Besifloxacin 410,527

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: Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc
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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