Dexamethasone; Tobramycin

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Dexamethasone; Tobramycin Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 727,206
Top drug rank #363 ( 17)
Average total drug cost $128.54 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $33.22 (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 363  34
2009 411  48
2010 458  47
2011 372  86
2012 431  59
2013 363  68
Year Rank Change
2014 362  1
2015 391  29
2016 365  26
2017 346  19
2018 363  17

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)
Fluticasone 34,253,764
Prednisone 27,057,495
Budesonide; Formoterol 12,339,320
Fluticasone Propionate; Salmeterol Xinafoate 11,512,538
Triamcinolone 6,848,479
Prednisolone 5,202,601
Hydrocortisone 4,530,985
Methylprednisolone 4,045,962
Budesonide 3,312,208
Beclomethasone 2,724,773
Clobetasol Propionate 2,652,283
Mometasone 2,464,821
Betamethasone 1,920,813
Bromfenac Sodium; Prednisolone Acetate; Gatifloxacin 1,638,403
Dexamethasone 1,417,571
Dexamethasone; Neomycin Sulfate; Polymyxin B Sulfate 1,261,713
Betamethasone Dipropionate; Clotrimazole 1,197,968
Fluocinonide 1,093,906
Tobramycin 911,775
Loteprednol Etabonate 824,256
Dexamethasone; Tobramycin (this drug) 727,206
Desonide 430,524
Gentamicin 422,188
Azelastine; Fluticasone 363,053
Neomycin; Polymyxin B; Hydrocortisone 10,381

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
  • Tobradex
  • Tobradex ST
  • Tobramycin And Dexamethasone
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Tobramycin; Dexamethasone
  • Dexamethasone; Tobramycin

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Corticosteroid, Aminoglycoside Antibacterial
Initial FDA approval date: 8/18/1988
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Suspension/Drops (ophthalmic)

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.

All ClinCalc DrugStats figures and graphs on this page are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0).

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