Prednisolone

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Prednisolone Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 5,202,600
Top drug rank #130 ( 1)
Average total drug cost $145.21 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $18.2 (USD)

Number of Prescriptions Over Time (2008 - 2018)

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
2008 190  17
2009 189  1
2010 156  33
2011 161  5
2012 189  28
2013 169  20
Year Rank Change
2014 139  30
2015 144  5
2016 136  8
2017 129  7
2018 130  1

Drug Cost Over Time (2008 - 2018)

  • Total cost: The average total cost of the medication including the out-of-pocket cost (see below) plus the amount paid by other parties (Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, Veterans Administration, TRICARE, other state/federal sources, Worker's compensation, and other miscellaneous sources)
  • Out-of-pocket cost: The average payment made by the patient which may include deductibles, coinsurance, copayments, or the cash price paid without insurance coverage.

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: Injectable (injection)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2008-2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 21.0. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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