Permethrin

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 667  64
2007 585  82
2008 577  8
2009 590  13
2010 474  116
2011 544  70
Year Rank Change
2012 503  41
2013 400  103
2014 379  21
2015 403  24
2016 405  2

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)
Permethrin (this drug) 278,063

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
  • Elimite
  • Nix
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Permethrin

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Pyrethroid
Initial FDA approval date: 3/31/1986
First FDA applicant: Discn
First dosage form: Lotion (topical)

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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