Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Cefdinir Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 4,361,025
Top drug rank #146 ( 52)
Average total drug cost $43.1 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $10.71 (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 226  32
2009 196  30
2010 200  4
2011 219  19
2012 231  12
2013 234  3
Year Rank Change
2014 244  10
2015 227  17
2016 228  1
2017 198  30
2018 146  52

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)
Cephalexin 8,938,064
Cefdinir (this drug) 4,361,025
Cefuroxime 1,141,051
Cefadroxil 347,698

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
  • Omnicef
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Cefdinir Monohydrate
  • Cefdinir

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Cephalosporin Antibacterial
Initial FDA approval date: 12/4/1997
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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