Doxycycline

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Doxycycline Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 10,191,744
Top drug rank #80 ( 33)
Average total drug cost $137.8 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $15.39 (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 127 0
2009 118  9
2010 137  19
2011 109  28
2012 118  9
2013 93  25
Year Rank Change
2014 114  21
2015 111  3
2016 110  1
2017 113  3
2018 80  33

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)
Doxycycline (this drug) 10,191,744
Minocycline Hydrochloride 1,556,983

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
  • Doxychel
  • Monodox
  • Oracea
  • Vibramycin
  • Acticlate
  • Acticlate Cap
  • Atridox
  • Doryx
  • Doryx Mpc
  • Doxy 100
  • Doxy 200
  • Doxy-lemmon
  • Doxychel Hyclate
  • Doxycycline
  • Lymepak
  • Periostat
  • Vibra-tabs
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Doxycycline Calcium
  • Doxycycline Hyclate
  • Doxycycline

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Tetracycline-class Drug
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
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.

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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