Bacitracin; Neomycin; Polymyxin B

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2013 - 2021

Bacitracin; Neomycin; Polymyxin B Summary for 2021

Top drug rank #376 ( 33)
Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States (2021) 26,831
Estimated number of patients in the United States (2021) 22,931
Average total drug cost (USD)  
Per prescription $15.90
Per day of therapy $1.29/day
Average out-of-pocket cost (USD)  
Per prescription $2.33
Per day of therapy $0.27/day

Total Prescriptions and Patients Per Year (2013 - 2021)

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
2015 89 -
2016 81  8
2017 77  4
Year Rank Change
2019 411 -
2020 409  2
2021 376  33

Drug Cost Over Time (2013 - 2021)

  • Cost Per Prescription Fill: Average cost per filled prescription regardless of how many days of therapy the prescription is filled for (e.g. 10 days, 30 days, 90 days, etc.)
  • Cost per Day of Therapy: The average cost per prescription fill divided by the days of therapy. For example, a 10-day antibiotic course costing $30 would be $3 per day. Similarly, a 30-day supply of an oral antihypetensive costing $30 would be $1 per day.

  • 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.

Cost Per Prescription Fill (USD)

Cost Per Day of Therapy (USD/day)

Distribution of Dispensed Dosage Forms (2021)

No data available

Distribution of Days Supplied (2021)

"Days supply" is defined as the number of days that a prescription should last. For example, a prescription of 60 tablets that is taken twice daily has a day supply of 30 days.

Related Drugs

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2021)
Tobramycin 501,041
Neomycin; Polymyxin B; Hydrocortisone 449,389
Bacitracin; Polymyxin B 111,164
Gentamicin 93,167
Bacitracin; Neomycin; Polymyxin B; Pramoxine 46,491
Bacitracin; Neomycin; Polymyxin B (this drug) 26,831

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
  • Mycitracin
  • Bacitracin Zinc-neomycin Sulfate-polymyxin B Sulfate
  • Bacitracin-neomycin-polymyxin
  • Lumi-sporyn
  • Neo-polycin
  • Neomycin And Polymyxin B Sulfates And Bacitracin Zinc
  • Neosporin
  • Cortisporin
  • Neomycin & Polymyxin B Sulfates & Bacitracin Zinc & Hydrocortisone
  • Neomycin And Polymyxin B Sulfates, Bacitracin Zinc And Hydrocortisone
  • Zinc Bacitracin,Neomycin Sulfate,Polymyxin B Sulfate & Hydrocortisone
  • Bacitracin-neomycin-polymyxin W/ Hydrocortisone Acetate
  • Neomycin And Polymyxin B Sulfates And Hydrocortisone
  • Neomycin Sulfate, Polymyxin B Sulfate & Hydrocortisone
  • Neomycin Sulfate-polymyxin B Sulfate-hydrocortisone
  • Oticair
  • Otobione
  • Otocort
  • Pediotic
  • Casporyn HC
  • Green Guard Triple Antibiotic
  • Major Triple Antibiotic
  • Triple Antibiotic
  • Triple Antiobiotic
  • Ecolab Triple Antibiotic
  • Medi-first Plus Triple Antibiotic
  • Medi-first Triple Antibiotic
  • Neo Polycin
  • Neomycin And Polymyxin B Sulfates, And Bacitracin Zinc
  • Schein Triple Antibiotic
  • Uec Medical First Aid Antibiotic
  • Ultra Seal Triple Antibiotic
  • Circle K Triple Antibiotic
  • Crane Safety Triple Antibiotic
  • Cvs Health Triple Antibiotic
  • First Aid Only Triple Antibiotic
  • Sheffield Triple Antibiotic
  • Water-jel 3-IN-1 Antibiotic
  • Welly Bravery Triple Antibiotic
  • Aerosoothe
  • Genuine Triple Antibiotic
  • Antibiotic
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Bacitracin Zinc; Neomycin Sulfate; Polymyxin B Sulfate
  • Bacitracin Zinc; Neomycin; Polymyxin B
  • Bacitracin Zinc; Neomycin; Polymyxin B Sulfate
  • Bacitracin Zinc; Polymyxin B Sulfate; Neomycin Sulfate
  • Bacitracin; Neomycin Sulfate; Polymyxin B Sulfate
  • Bacitracin; Neomycin; Polymyxin B Sulfate
  • Neomycin Sulfate; Bacitracin Zinc; Polymyxin B Sulfate
  • Neomycin Sulfate; Polymyxin B Sulfate; Bacitracin
  • Neomycin Sulfate; Polymyxin B Sulfate; Bacitracin Zinc
  • Neomycin; Polymyxin B; Bacitracin
  • Polymyxin B Sulfate; Bacitracin Zinc; Neomycin Sulfate
  • Polymyxin B Sulfate; Neomycin Sulfate; Bacitracin Zinc
  • Polymyxin B Sulfate; Neomycin; Bacitracin Zinc
  • Polymyxin B; Neomycin; Bacitracin
  • Polymyxin B; Neomycin; Bacitracin Zinc
  • Bacitracin; Neomycin; Polymyxin B

FDA Approval Information

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

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2013-2021. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 2024.01. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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