Flecainide Acetate

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2006 - 2016

Number of Prescriptions Over Time (2006 - 2016)

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
2006 368  83
2007 314  54
2008 326  12
2009 369  43
2010 334  35
Year Rank Change
2011 371  37
2012 326  45
2013 351  25
2015 300 -
2016 273  27

Patient Out-Of-Pocket Cost Over Time (2006 - 2016)

"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 (2016)
Amiodarone Hydrochloride 2,934,682
Lidocaine 2,514,857
Sotalol Hydrochloride 1,635,137
Flecainide Acetate (this drug) 1,627,683

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) 2006-2016. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 19.0. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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