Minocycline Hydrochloride

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Minocycline Hydrochloride Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 1,556,983
Top drug rank #277 ( 40)
Average total drug cost $41.88 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $18.01 (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 201  13
2009 162  39
2010 222  60
2011 220  2
2012 230  10
2013 182  48
Year Rank Change
2014 224  42
2015 255  31
2016 229  26
2017 237  8
2018 277  40

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)
Doxycycline 10,191,744
Minocycline Hydrochloride (this drug) 1,556,983

Multum Therapeutic Classes

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
  • Zilxi
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: Capsule (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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