Minocycline Hydrochloride

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2007 - 2017

Number of Prescriptions Over Time (2007 - 2017)

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
2007 214  3
2008 201  13
2009 162  39
2010 222  60
2011 220  2
2012 230  10
Year Rank Change
2013 182  48
2014 224  42
2015 255  31
2016 229  26
2017 237  8

Patient Out-Of-Pocket Cost Over Time (2007 - 2017)

"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 (2017)
Doxycycline 6,681,549
Minocycline Hydrochloride (this drug) 2,075,753

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
  • Amzeeq
  • Arestin
  • Dynacin
  • Minocin
  • Minolira
  • Solodyn
  • Ximino
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Minocycline Hydrochloride

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Tetracycline-class Drug
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Discn
First dosage form: Suspension (oral)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2007-2017. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 20.1. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.


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