Budesonide; Formoterol

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2007 - 2017

Number of Prescriptions Over Time (2007 - 2017)

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
2007 433 -
2008 333  100
2009 200  133
2010 144  56
2011 145  1
2012 134  11
Year Rank Change
2013 89  45
2014 82  7
2015 94  12
2016 77  17
2017 74  3

Patient Out-Of-Pocket Cost Over Time (2007 - 2017)

"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 (2017)
Albuterol 50,286,686
Fluticasone 32,049,112
Prednisone 25,028,445
Fluticasone Propionate; Salmeterol Xinafoate 12,025,244
Budesonide; Formoterol (this drug) 10,587,157
Triamcinolone 7,190,528
Prednisolone 5,648,796
Beclomethasone 4,202,267
Hydrocortisone 4,119,059
Methylprednisolone 4,074,442
Albuterol Sulfate; Ipratropium Bromide 3,622,793
Budesonide 3,077,886
Mometasone 2,894,533
Clobetasol Propionate 2,438,776
Betamethasone Dipropionate; Clotrimazole 1,212,005
Neomycin; Polymyxin B; Hydrocortisone 1,172,689
Umeclidinium Bromide; Vilanterol Trifenatate 1,086,904
Betamethasone 1,035,758
Dexamethasone 1,024,990
Levalbuterol 883,354
Loteprednol Etabonate 838,739
Fluocinonide 816,443
Dexamethasone; Tobramycin 757,179
Desonide 609,830
Dexamethasone; Neomycin Sulfate; Polymyxin B Sulfate 527,390
Betamethasone Valerate 93,927

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
  • Symbicort
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Budesonide; Formoterol Fumarate
  • Budesonide; Formoterol Fumarate Dihydrate
  • Budesonide; Formoterol

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Corticosteroid, beta2-Adrenergic Agonist
Initial FDA approval date: 7/21/2006
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Aerosol, Metered (inhalation)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2007-2017. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 20.1. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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