Polymyxin B Sulfate; Trimethoprim Sulfate

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 615  41
2007 588  27
2008 777  189
2009 531  246
Year Rank Change
2010 704  173
2013 361 -
2014 385  24
2015 354  31
2016 340  14

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)
Sulfamethoxazole; Trimethoprim 6,879,929
Neomycin; Polymyxin B; Hydrocortisone 1,375,128
Polymyxin B Sulfate; Trimethoprim Sulfate (this drug) 947,606
Dexamethasone; Neomycin Sulfate; Polymyxin B Sulfate 721,879
Trimethoprim 3,583

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
  • Polytrim
  • Trimethoprim Sulfate And Polymyxin B Sulfate
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Trimethoprim Sulfate; Polymyxin B Sulfate
  • Polymyxin B Sulfate; Trimethoprim Sulfate

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Polymyxin-class Antibacterial, Dihydrofolate Reductase Inhibitor Antibacterial
Initial FDA approval date: 10/20/1988
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Solution/Drops (ophthalmic)

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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