Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Mupirocin Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 3,798,015
Top drug rank #165 ( 21)
Average total drug cost $52.01 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $8.44 (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 292  5
2009 292 0
2010 314  22
2011 239  75
2012 222  17
2013 239  17
Year Rank Change
2014 216  23
2015 218  2
2016 199  19
2017 186  13
2018 165  21

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)
Mupirocin (this drug) 3,798,015

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
  • Bactroban
  • Centany
  • Mupirocin
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Mupirocin Calcium
  • Mupirocin

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): RNA Synthetase Inhibitor Antibacterial
Initial FDA approval date: 12/31/1987
First FDA applicant: Discn
First dosage form: Ointment (topical)

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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