Buprenorphine; Naloxone

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Buprenorphine; Naloxone Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 851,052
Top drug rank #344 ( 56)
Average total drug cost $289.14 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $31.11 (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
2014 345 -
2015 398  53
Year Rank Change
2016 388  10
2017 288  100
2018 344  56

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)
Buprenorphine 1,984,590
Buprenorphine; Naloxone (this drug) 851,052

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) 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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