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 186  31
2007 213  27
2008 208  5
2009 219  11
2010 245  26
2011 236  9
Year Rank Change
2012 262  26
2013 309  47
2014 295  14
2015 351  56
2016 350  1

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)
Ciprofloxacin 7,192,190
Ofloxacin 1,232,863
Moxifloxacin (this drug) 801,602
Gatifloxacin 236,473

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
  • Avelox
  • Avelox IN Sodium Chloride 0.8% IN Plastic Container
  • Moxeza
  • Moxifloxacin Hydrochloride IN Sodium Chloride 0.8% IN Plastic Container
  • Vigamox
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Moxifloxacin Hydrochloride
  • Moxifloxacin Hydrochloride Monohydrate
  • Moxifloxacin

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Quinolone Antimicrobial
Initial FDA approval date: 12/10/1999
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Tablet (oral)

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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