Gentamicin

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 428  21
2007 436  8
2008 405  31
2009 453  48
2010 435  18
2011 513  78
Year Rank Change
2012 455  58
2013 392  63
2014 400  8
2015 389  11
2016 404  15

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)
Neomycin; Polymyxin B; Hydrocortisone 1,375,128
Dexamethasone; Neomycin Sulfate; Polymyxin B Sulfate 721,879
Tobramycin 643,172
Dexamethasone; Tobramycin 632,998
Gentamicin (this drug) 281,334

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
  • Apogen
  • Bristagen
  • Garamycin
  • Genoptic
  • Gentacidin
  • Gentafair
  • Gentak
  • Gentamicin
  • Gentamicin Sulfate IN Sodium Chloride 0.9% IN Plastic Container
  • U-gencin
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Gentamicin Sulfate
  • Gentamicin

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Aminoglycoside Antibacterial
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Discn
First dosage form: Cream (topical)

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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