Flecainide Acetate

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Flecainide Acetate Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 1,731,229
Top drug rank #265 ( 24)
Average total drug cost $105.94 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $20.74 (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 326  12
2009 368  42
2010 334  34
2011 370  36
2012 326  44
Year Rank Change
2013 351  25
2015 300 -
2016 273  27
2017 289  16
2018 265  24

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)
Amiodarone Hydrochloride 3,171,078
Lidocaine 2,225,382
Sotalol Hydrochloride 1,770,182
Flecainide Acetate (this drug) 1,731,229
Chondroitin Sulfate Sodium (Bovine); Capsaicin; Lidocaine; Glucosamine 155,234

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
  • Tambocor
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Flecainide Acetate

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Antiarrhythmic
Initial FDA approval date: 10/31/1985
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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