Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Fluconazole Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 4,115,042
Top drug rank #152 ( 30)
Average total drug cost $23.17 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $6.44 (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 165  9
2009 229  64
2010 226  3
2011 243  17
2012 209  34
2013 203  6
Year Rank Change
2014 172  31
2015 200  28
2016 173  27
2017 182  9
2018 152  30

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)
Fluconazole (this drug) 4,115,042
Ketoconazole 3,222,574
Betamethasone Dipropionate; Clotrimazole 1,197,968
Clotrimazole 736,505

Multum Therapeutic Classes

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) 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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