Meloxicam

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Meloxicam Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 22,610,690
Top drug rank #34 ( 4)
Average total drug cost $17.06 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $3.94 (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 83  7
2009 74  9
2010 59  15
2011 52  7
2012 46  6
2013 50  4
Year Rank Change
2014 40  10
2015 35  5
2016 36  1
2017 38  2
2018 34  4

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 24,453,501
Meloxicam (this drug) 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
  • Anjeso
  • Mobic
  • Qmiiz Odt
  • Vivlodex
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Meloxicam

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug
Initial FDA approval date: 4/13/2000
First FDA applicant: Rx
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.

All ClinCalc DrugStats figures and graphs on this page are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0).

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