Acetaminophen; Butalbital

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Acetaminophen; Butalbital Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 3,242,635
Top drug rank #184 ( 3)
Average total drug cost $42.34 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $9.14 (USD)

Number of Prescriptions Over Time (2008 - 2018)

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
2008 279  23
2009 295  16
2010 256  39
2011 235  21
2012 194  41
2013 195  1
Year Rank Change
2014 242  47
2015 211  31
2016 202  9
2017 187  15
2018 184  3

Drug Cost Over Time (2008 - 2018)

  • Total cost: The average total cost of the medication including the out-of-pocket cost (see below) plus the amount paid by other parties (Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, Veterans Administration, TRICARE, other state/federal sources, Worker's compensation, and other miscellaneous sources)
  • Out-of-pocket cost: The average payment made by the patient which may include deductibles, coinsurance, copayments, or the cash price paid without insurance coverage.

Related Drugs

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2018)
Acetaminophen; Butalbital (this drug) 3,242,636

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
  • Allzital
  • Bancap
  • Bucet
  • Butalbital And Acetaminophen
  • Butapap
  • Phrenilin
  • Phrenilin Forte
  • Sedapap
  • Tencon
  • Triaprin
  • Butalbital, Acetaminophen, Caffeine And Codeine Phosphate
  • Fioricet W/ Codeine
  • Phrenilin With Caffeine And Codeine
  • Anoquan
  • Butalbital, Acetaminophen And Caffeine
  • Esgic
  • Esgic-plus
  • Femcet
  • Medigesic Plus
  • Triad
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Acetaminophen; Butalbital; Caffeine
  • Acetaminophen; Butalbital; Caffeine; Codeine Phosphate
  • Butalbital; Acetaminophen
  • Acetaminophen; Butalbital

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Barbiturate
Initial FDA approval date: 10/19/1984
First FDA applicant: Discn
First dosage form: Tablet (oral)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2008-2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 21.1. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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