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 321  47
2007 323  2
2008 457  134
2009 402  55
2010 449  47
2011 413  36
Year Rank Change
2012 351  62
2013 305  46
2014 282  23
2015 306  24
2016 299  7

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 (this drug) 1,232,863
Moxifloxacin 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
  • 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) 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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