Ondansetron

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 423 -
2005 276  147
2006 308  32
2007 320  12
2008 248  72
2009 240  8
Year Rank Change
2010 210  30
2011 159  51
2012 162  3
2013 111  51
2014 117  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)
Ondansetron (this drug) 6,548,132

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
  • Zofran Odt
  • Zuplenz
  • Ondansetron Hydrochloride And Dextrose IN Plastic Container
  • Ondansetron Hydrochloride Preservative Free
  • Zofran
  • Zofran And Dextrose IN Plastic Container
  • Zofran Preservative Free
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Ondansetron Hydrochloride
  • Ondansetron

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Serotonin-3 Receptor Antagonist
Initial FDA approval date: 1/4/1991
First FDA applicant: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp
First dosage form: Injectable (injection)

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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