Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2007 - 2017

Number of Prescriptions Over Time (2007 - 2017)

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
2007 174  21
2008 165  9
2009 229  64
2010 226  3
2011 243  17
2012 209  34
Year Rank Change
2013 203  6
2014 172  31
2015 200  28
2016 173  27
2017 182  9

Patient Out-Of-Pocket Cost Over Time (2007 - 2017)

"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 (2017)
Fluconazole (this drug) 3,238,317
Ketoconazole 2,358,069
Betamethasone Dipropionate; Clotrimazole 1,212,005
Clotrimazole 909,825

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: Rx
First dosage form: Tablet (oral)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2007-2017. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 20.1. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.


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