Ibuprofen

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Ibuprofen Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 24,453,501
Top drug rank #28 (0)
Average total drug cost $12 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $3.07 (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 34  1
2009 32  2
2010 34  2
2011 36  2
2012 38  2
2013 34  4
Year Rank Change
2014 33  1
2015 34  1
2016 35  1
2017 28  7
2018 28 0

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)
Ibuprofen (this drug) 24,453,501
Meloxicam 22,610,690
Naproxen 11,942,766
Diclofenac 11,372,070
Celecoxib 5,445,346
Ketorolac Tromethamine 3,085,293
Indomethacin 2,160,197
Bromfenac Sodium; Prednisolone Acetate; Gatifloxacin 1,638,403
Nabumetone 1,554,892
Etodolac 951,331
Bromfenac Sodium 743,397
Nepafenac 519,404
Flurbiprofen 381,836
Sulindac 219,400
Diclofenac Sodium; Misoprostol 157,707
Diflunisal 149,023
Piroxicam 133,990
Oxaprozin 35,890

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
  • Aches-n-pain
  • Advil
  • Advil Liqui-gels
  • Advil Migraine Liqui-gels
  • Caldolor
  • Cap-profen
  • Children's Advil
  • Children's Advil-flavored
  • Children's Elixsure
  • Children's Ibuprofen
  • Children's Motrin
  • Ibu
  • Ibu-tab
  • Ibu-tab 200
  • Ibuprin
  • Ibuprohm
  • Infant's Advil
  • Junior Strength Advil
  • Junior Strength Ibuprofen
  • Junior Strength Motrin
  • Medipren
  • Midol
  • Midol Liquid Gels
  • Motrin
  • Motrin IB
  • Motrin Migraine Pain
  • Nuprin
  • Pediatric Advil
  • Rufen
  • Tab-profen
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Ibuprofen Sodium
  • Ibuprofen

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Discn
First dosage form: Tablet (oral)

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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