Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Ciprofloxacin Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 6,736,471
Top drug rank #109 ( 2)
Average total drug cost $37.96 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $7.75 (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 110  18
2009 97  13
2010 129  32
2011 115  14
2012 111  4
2013 91  20
Year Rank Change
2014 84  7
2015 93  9
2016 102  9
2017 107  5
2018 109  2

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)
Ciprofloxacin (this drug) 6,736,471
Ofloxacin 2,164,888
Bromfenac Sodium; Prednisolone Acetate; Gatifloxacin 1,638,403
Moxifloxacin 926,201
Besifloxacin 430,227

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
  • Cipro
  • Cipro IN Dextrose 5% IN Plastic Container
  • Cipro IN Sodium Chloride 0.9% IN Plastic Container
  • Ciprofloxacin IN Dextrose 5%
  • Ciprofloxacin IN Dextrose 5% IN Plastic Container
  • Otiprio
  • Cetraxal
  • Ciloxan
  • Proquin XR
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride
  • Ciprofloxacin

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Quinolone Antimicrobial
Initial FDA approval date: 10/22/1987
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Tablet (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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