Prednisolone

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 176  35
2007 173  3
2008 190  17
2009 189  1
2010 156  33
2011 161  5
Year Rank Change
2012 189  28
2013 169  20
2014 139  30
2015 144  5
2016 136  8

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)
Fluticasone 29,899,932
Fluticasone Propionate; Salmeterol Xinafoate 12,314,689
Budesonide; Formoterol 10,195,375
Triamcinolone 6,077,302
Prednisolone (this drug) 4,942,862
Hydrocortisone 4,634,998
Methylprednisolone 4,382,400
Mometasone 3,780,867
Beclomethasone 3,519,550
Clobetasol Propionate 3,335,235
Budesonide 2,634,694
Dexamethasone 1,753,091
Neomycin; Polymyxin B; Hydrocortisone 1,375,128
Fluocinonide 955,899
Betamethasone Dipropionate; Clotrimazole 857,844
Loteprednol Etabonate 850,245
Betamethasone 802,243
Dexamethasone; Neomycin Sulfate; Polymyxin B Sulfate 721,879
Fluorometholone 714,788
Dexamethasone; Tobramycin 632,998
Desonide 629,353
Fluocinolone Acetonide 392,043

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
  • Cortalone
  • Delta-cortef
  • Fernisolone-p
  • Meti-derm
  • Prelone
  • Sterane
  • Econopred
  • Flo-pred
  • Meticortelone
  • Omnipred
  • Pred Forte
  • Pred Mild
  • Hydeltrasol
  • Inflamase Forte
  • Inflamase Mild
  • Metreton
  • Orapred
  • Orapred Odt
  • Pediapred
  • Predair
  • Predair Forte
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Prednisolone Acetate
  • Prednisolone Sodium Phosphate
  • Prednisolone

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Corticosteroid
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Discn
First dosage form: Cream (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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