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 195  20
2007 174  21
2008 165  9
2009 229  64
2010 226  3
2011 242  16
Year Rank Change
2012 209  33
2013 203  6
2014 172  31
2015 200  28
2016 173  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)
Fluconazole (this drug) 3,553,998
Ketoconazole 2,654,870
Clotrimazole 1,071,868
Betamethasone Dipropionate; Clotrimazole 857,844

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
  • Diflucan
  • Diflucan IN Dextrose 5% IN Plastic Container
  • Diflucan IN Sodium Chloride 0.9%
  • Diflucan IN Sodium Chloride 0.9% IN Plastic Container
  • Fluconazole IN Dextrose 5% IN Plastic Container
  • Fluconazole IN Sodium Chloride 0.9%
  • Fluconazole IN Sodium Chloride 0.9% IN Plastic Container
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Fluconazole

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Azole Antifungal
Initial FDA approval date: 1/29/1990
First FDA applicant: Discn
First dosage form: Injectable (injection)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2006-2016. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 19.1. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.


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