Acetaminophen; Butalbital

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2006 - 2016

Number of Prescriptions Over Time (2006 - 2016)

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
2006 244  14
2007 256  12
2008 278  22
2009 294  16
2010 255  39
2011 234  21
Year Rank Change
2012 194  40
2013 195  1
2014 242  47
2015 211  31
2016 202  9

Patient Out-Of-Pocket Cost Over Time (2006 - 2016)

"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 (2016)
Acetaminophen; Butalbital (this drug) 2,737,412

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) 2006-2016. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 19.1. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.


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