Prednisolone

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 154 -
2005 141  13
2006 176  35
2007 173  3
2008 191  18
2009 190  1
Year Rank Change
2010 156  34
2011 161  5
2012 189  28
2013 169  20
2014 139  30

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 (this drug) 5,012,934
Methylprednisolone 4,109,314
Budesonide 3,808,496
Clobetasol Propionate 3,749,795
Beclomethasone 3,283,292
Neomycin; Polymyxin B; Hydrocortisone 2,625,283
Fluocinonide 1,776,777
Desonide 1,458,582
Dexamethasone 1,278,183
Betamethasone 1,212,593
Loteprednol Etabonate 999,268
Flunisolide 827,233
Betamethasone Dipropionate; Clotrimazole 770,802
Dexamethasone; Tobramycin 687,024
Fluocinolone Acetonide 621,121
Desoximetasone 543,622

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
  • Cortalone
  • Delta-cortef
  • Fernisolone-p
  • Meti-derm
  • Prelone
  • Sterane
  • Econopred
  • Flo-pred
  • Meticortelone
  • Omnipred
  • Pred Forte
  • Pred Mild
  • Hydeltrasol
  • Inflamase Forte
  • Inflamase Mild
  • Metreton
  • Orapred
  • Orapred Odt
  • Pediapred
  • Predair
  • Predair Forte
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Prednisolone Acetate
  • Prednisolone Sodium Phosphate
  • Prednisolone

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Corticosteroid
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Akorn Inc
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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