Metronidazole

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 172  15
2007 197  25
2008 176  21
2009 205  29
2010 157  48
2011 174  17
Year Rank Change
2012 185  11
2013 180  5
2014 202  22
2015 177  25
2016 71  106

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)
Metronidazole (this drug) 11,169,357
Tinidazole 330,728

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
  • Flagyl
  • Flagyl ER
  • Flagyl I.V. Rtu IN Plastic Container
  • Metro I.V.
  • Metro I.V. IN Plastic Container
  • Metrocream
  • Metrogel
  • Metrogel-vaginal
  • Metrolotion
  • Metromidol
  • Metronidazole IN Plastic Container
  • Noritate
  • Nuvessa
  • Protostat
  • Satric
  • Vandazole
  • Flagyl I.V.
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Metronidazole Hydrochloride
  • Metronidazole

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Nitroimidazole Antimicrobial
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Injectable (injection)

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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