Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Ketoconazole Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 3,222,574
Top drug rank #186 ( 33)
Average total drug cost $37.38 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $6.88 (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 271  14
2009 301  30
2010 293  8
2011 293 0
2012 296  3
2013 270  26
Year Rank Change
2014 218  52
2015 246  28
2016 205  41
2017 219  14
2018 186  33

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

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
  • Extina
  • Ketozole
  • Nizoral
  • Nizoral A-d
  • Xolegel
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Ketoconazole

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Azole Antifungal
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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