Dexamethasone; Neomycin Sulfate; Polymyxin B Sulfate

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 747  120
2008 689  58
2009 698  9
2010 657  41
Year Rank Change
2011 656  1
2012 569  87
2015 388 -
2016 358  30
2017 369  11

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)
Fluticasone 32,049,112
Prednisone 25,028,445
Fluticasone Propionate; Salmeterol Xinafoate 12,025,244
Budesonide; Formoterol 10,587,157
Triamcinolone 7,190,528
Prednisolone 5,648,796
Beclomethasone 4,202,267
Hydrocortisone 4,119,059
Methylprednisolone 4,074,442
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
Polymyxin B Sulfate; Trimethoprim Sulfate 1,131,074
Tobramycin 1,066,170
Betamethasone 1,035,758
Dexamethasone 1,024,990
Loteprednol Etabonate 838,739
Fluocinonide 816,443
Dexamethasone; Tobramycin 757,179
Desonide 609,830
Dexamethasone; Neomycin Sulfate; Polymyxin B Sulfate (this drug) 527,390
Gentamicin 367,188
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
  • Dexacidin
  • Dexasporin
  • Maxitrol
  • Neomycin And Polymyxin B Sulfates And Dexamethasone
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Neomycin Sulfate; Polymyxin B Sulfate; Dexamethasone
  • Dexamethasone; Neomycin Sulfate; Polymyxin B Sulfate

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Corticosteroid, Aminoglycoside Antibacterial, Polymyxin-class Antibacterial
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Ointment (ophthalmic)

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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