Buprenorphine; Naloxone

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
2014 345 -
2015 399  54
Year Rank Change
2016 389  10
2017 288  101

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)
Buprenorphine; Naloxone (this drug) 1,350,239

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
  • Bunavail
  • Buprenorphine Hydrochloride And Naloxone Hydrochloride
  • Suboxone
  • Zubsolv
  • Cassipa
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Buprenorphine Hydrochloride; Naloxone
  • Buprenorphine Hydrochloride; Naloxone Hydrochloride
  • Buprenorphine Hydrochloride; Naloxone Hydrochloride Dihydrate
  • Buprenorphine; Naloxone

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Partial Opioid Agonist, Opioid Antagonist
Initial FDA approval date: 10/8/2002
First FDA applicant: Discn
First dosage form: Tablet (sublingual)

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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