Sulfamethoxazole; Trimethoprim

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 144 -
2005 129  15
2006 122  7
2007 125  3
2008 114  11
2009 113  1
Year Rank Change
2010 120  7
2011 128  8
2012 106  22
2013 102  4
2014 112  10

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)
Sulfamethoxazole; Trimethoprim (this drug) 6,761,997
Polymyxin B Sulfate; Trimethoprim Sulfate 458,099

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
  • Bactrim
  • Bactrim DS
  • Bactrim Pediatric
  • Cotrim
  • Cotrim D.S.
  • Septra
  • Septra DS
  • Septra Grape
  • Sulfamethoprim
  • Sulfamethoprim-DS
  • Sulfamethoxazole And Trimethoprim
  • Sulfamethoxazole And Trimethoprim Double Strength
  • Sulfamethoxazole And Trimethoprim Single Strength
  • Sulfatrim
  • Sulfatrim Pediatric
  • Sulfatrim-DS
  • Sulfatrim-SS
  • Sulmeprim
  • Sulmeprim Pediatric
  • Trimeth/Sulfa
  • Uroplus DS
  • Uroplus SS
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Trimethoprim; Sulfamethoxazole
  • Sulfamethoxazole; Trimethoprim

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Sulfonamide Antimicrobial, Dihydrofolate Reductase Inhibitor Antibacterial
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Monarch Pharmaceuticals 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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