Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Fenofibrate Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 11,325,402
Top drug rank #73 ( 3)
Average total drug cost $77.55 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $16.17 (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 54  13
2009 45  9
2010 45 0
2011 46  1
2012 42  4
2013 44  2
Year Rank Change
2014 51  7
2015 62  11
2016 67  5
2017 70  3
2018 73  3

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)
Fenofibrate (this drug) 11,325,403
Pioglitazone 5,178,777
Gemfibrozil 2,837,066

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
  • Antara (Micronized)
  • Fenofibrate (Micronized)
  • Fenoglide
  • Lipidil
  • Lipofen
  • Tricor
  • Tricor (Micronized)
  • Triglide
  • Fibricor
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Fenofibric Acid
  • Fenofibrate

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Peroxisome Proliferator Receptor alpha Agonist
Initial FDA approval date: 12/31/1993
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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