Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Amoxicillin Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 31,371,675
Top drug rank #17 ( 1)
Average total drug cost $11.21 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $4.24 (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 16 0
2009 16 0
2010 21  5
2011 23  2
2012 24  1
2013 22  2
Year Rank Change
2014 25  3
2015 19  6
2016 18  1
2017 18 0
2018 17  1

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)
Amoxicillin (this drug) 31,371,676
Amoxicillin; Clavulanate Potassium 7,974,978
Ampicillin 300,088

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
  • Amoxicillin Pediatric
  • Amoxil
  • Dispermox
  • Larotid
  • Moxatag
  • Polymox
  • Trimox
  • Utimox
  • Wymox
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Amoxicillin

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Penicillin-class Antibacterial
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Discn
First dosage form: Capsule (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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