Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Ofloxacin Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 2,164,888
Top drug rank #235 ( 43)
Average total drug cost $54.15 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $15.89 (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 456  133
2009 401  55
2010 448  47
2011 412  36
2012 351  61
2013 305  46
Year Rank Change
2014 282  23
2015 306  24
2016 298  8
2017 278  20
2018 235  43

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)
Ciprofloxacin 6,736,471
Ofloxacin (this drug) 2,164,888
Bromfenac Sodium; Prednisolone Acetate; Gatifloxacin 1,638,403
Moxifloxacin 926,201
Besifloxacin 430,227

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
  • Floxin
  • Floxin IN Dextrose 5%
  • Floxin IN Dextrose 5% IN Plastic Container
  • Floxin Otic
  • Ocuflox
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Ofloxacin

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Quinolone Antimicrobial
Initial FDA approval date: 12/28/1990
First FDA applicant: Discn
First dosage form: Tablet (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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