Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2007 - 2017

Number of Prescriptions Over Time (2007 - 2017)

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
2007 319  12
2008 248  71
2009 239  9
2010 210  29
2011 160  50
2012 162  2
Year Rank Change
2013 111  51
2014 117  6
2015 100  17
2016 91  9
2017 83  8

Patient Out-Of-Pocket Cost Over Time (2007 - 2017)

"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 (2017)
Ondansetron (this drug) 9,484,904

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
  • Zofran Odt
  • Zuplenz
  • Ondansetron Hydrochloride And Dextrose IN Plastic Container
  • Ondansetron Hydrochloride Preservative Free
  • Zofran
  • Zofran And Dextrose IN Plastic Container
  • Zofran Preservative Free
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Ondansetron Hydrochloride
  • Ondansetron

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Serotonin-3 Receptor Antagonist
Initial FDA approval date: 1/4/1991
First FDA applicant: Discn
First dosage form: Injectable (injection)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2007-2017. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 20.1. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.


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